March: In Like a Lamb, Out Like a Tiger?


It’s pretty hard to swallow the rumors floating around that Tiger (OS X 10.4) may be announced by Apple on April 1st. I mean, really. Who announces something that big on a Friday, but especially April Fool’s Day?

Well, in recent history, Google’s GMail was announced on April 1st, almost a year ago. Then there’s the Apple I on April 1, 1976. Check that out here! (While the news the link announces is pretty cool, check out Woz’s belt buckle. I gotta get me one of those!)

Much like with the Easter Bunny, I want to believe. I want to believe that in a month’s time, I’ll be installing Tiger on my powerbook. But reading the commentary from many ADC testers of 10.4, Tiger’s nowhere near the final stage that should ship on April 15th.

So common sense says to forget any valid Tiger announcement come April Fool’s day. I suppose there’s room for a minute pin-prick of hope, but I wouldn’t get your hopes up…

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