The NYT has a glowing article about the Panther upgrade to Mac OS X.
Mac OS X isn't just free of viruses; it's also free from copy protection, "activation" (a Windows XP feature that transmits information about your PC back to Microsoft), and pop-up messages that nag you to sign up for some Microsoft database or clean up your icons. When you use Mac OS X, you feel like it's yours; when you use Windows, you feel as though you're using someone else's toys, and Mrs. Microsoft keeps peeking in on you.I'm delighted to see this competition to Microsoft's increasingly consumer-hostile system. If I had the hardware, I'd definitely spend a month trying to work from OS X. But Mac OS still represents the same 3-4% in Google Zeitgeist it has since June 2001. All my cool friends may use Macs but it seems the masses don't.