Originally posted by dfiler
No one is calling cautious people "haters".
The text I quoted is from your post
. So, to whom were
Nobody is saying that it is best for everyone to upgrade right away. I'm not sure how you would get that impression.
(ZO, page 1)
Just buy the darn thing and install it.
Also, by very strong implication:
(Kickaha)Wait for the perfect software, and you'll never upgrade... and in the meantime, you'll still be running buggy software.
Yeah, I know Kickaha said "wait a week" in the previous line. Too short for me. The dismissive "meh" in that previous line lends weight to the "just upgrade already" tone I sense in the post.
I explained this to you early but you obviously didn't listen....
Lets wait until Mac OS X 10.4 doesn't have any bugs........and wait....and wait.
You wouldn't be using 10, 10.1, 10.2, 10.3 if it was up to you.
Again, note the dismissive tone, the shallowness (IMHO) of the argument, and the way webmail misconstrues melgross's original post.
Panther's early bugs were NOT trivial: trashing FireWire drives ("only 'some' with a 'particular chipset', says aegisdesign -- those 'some' drives were FW800 drives with the Oxford 922 chipset, pretty much the gold standard for FW800 bridges, and used in drives by WiebeTech, LaCie, OWC, FireWire Direct, Maxtor -- see http://www.macintouch.com/panfirewire.html.
There have also been reports of it affecting the Oxford 911 chipset. See, eg, http://www.macmaps.com/firewirebug2.html
. Moreover, the bug may have persisted through several point updates. See ibid.); FileVault problems.... these were major, highly destructive bugs that caught a lot of early adopters unaware and caused a lot of headaches, lost productivity, and irretrievably lost data. They were also something (IMMHO) that Apple should have caught in testing before releasing. It's not like Oxford 922 is an uncommon bridge chip.
Beyond that, there are other reasons not to update right away. melgross has touched on several of these. If you want to, knock yourself out.
That said, there are plenty of us who are also not early adopters of ANY OS X point release
either. They, too, have had a track record of bugs aplenty, some of them showstoppers, some destructive.
And once again, I'm not dissing early developers, who need to get their hands on releases ASAP -- that's the nature of their business. Nor am I criticizing other early adopters. If you aren't cautious -- hey, it's your data, not mine. I really don't care. Just don't tell The Rest Of Us that we're haters or fools or (insert dismissive description here) if we wait. And don't complain if a bug bites you. If you are cautious -- great. Your early adoption (and bug reports) provide a service to the community, as I have mentioned in previous posts. I salute you.
But not all of us have the time, wherewithal or inclination to be testing new configurations without being reasonably sure they are going to work. Don't tell us that we have to volunteer for guinea pig duty.