We’ve taken Mac OS X 10.5, Leopard out on a spin and overall its fancy. Its intuitive like everyone says, but for the unsuspecting user, we would have to say,“stick to Tiger” for the time being. If you’re still on Tiger.
Despite all the bells and whistles, we’ve had numerous issues since upgrading to Leopard from Tiger. Other than taking a very long time to perform the upgrade (almost 4 hours!), our iPhones were no longer detected by the system. Even after we performed the required software updates to bring it up to Mac OS X 10.5.1.
A quick surf around the World Wide Web, provides us the consolation that we are not alone. There are a myriad of others who have reported external hard drive connectivity, printer driver and iPhone issues.
Alas this is the birth pains of any new operating system and its come to a point, for the sake of productivity, we are considering downgrading back to Mac OS X 10.4.11 Tiger. At least for the time being. Its just unfortunate that the downgrade path is not as simple as the upgrade. So, our advice, is install with caution and expect some anomalies until Apple Inc sorts things out as they always do.