So I’ve been putting off upgrading from Panther to Tiger for quite some time now. My base reason is that I’ve been really, really busy, but the other reason is that I kept hearing that it wasn’t worth it. Now, I’m used to the 10.x.0 version of any major OS X release being unstable and the source of many complaints, but it’s up to 10.4.4 now. That seems like enough time to work out the kinks.
Plus, I have to use Tiger if I want to play with the Mac version of Google Earth. So there’s that.
Admittedly, I do have Tiger installed on a partition of an external drive, and I’ve played around with it a little bit. Still, that’s a very far cry from upgrading my laptop’s hard drive from Panther to Tiger. I know that any major OS upgrade will mean time and energy spent on managing the transition, including re-installing or upgrading some third-party software. That’s where the “I’ve been busy” thing comes back into play. It’s a lot easier to take the lazy route: the system I have now works, so why mess with it? Then again, that same attitude would have kept me in the Classic OS if I’d let it. At some point, you have to upgrade.
So I put it to the crowd: is Tiger (now) worth taking the plunge?