Apple is giving Snow Leopard, the next version of OS X, a proper unveiling today at WWDC. Here are all the details, as we get them.
It's a service pack that you have to pay for?
Its somewhere between a service pack and a new full featured OS. Thats why your only paying $29. I'm very excited for this release because it should bring lots of new technologies to developers. I'm so glad I ditched that terrible virus ridden hog that is Windows. Windows 7 is just as bad and still has everything terrible that Vista does like viruses, the windows registry, defragmentation, DLLs, etc. I LOVE my Mac!!!
They just announced its 29 to upgrade not 129 anymore.
its a whole new OS
it's os X 10.(I think)6. That is 6 service packs. Each one about $100. That is one expensive os. *edit* I understand why I got the disagree. It isn't 10.6, it's 10.5.6.....nice.
Bitter about Vista are we?
I'm following the WWDC on Engadget. Quotes from Bertrand Serlet (Senior Vice President of Software Engineering at Apple): "What a big hole Microsoft has dug -- they're trying to get out of it with Windows 7." "Even more complexity is present in Windows 7. The same old tech as Vista. Just another version of Vista." So JOLLY1, don't talk to me about rehashed features and technologies. I couldn't say I'm a 'fanboi' of Apple as you so deftly put it, however since I use my computer on a daily basis, I would rather have a good quality product. And before people start saying that's PR nonsense, anybody with half a brain cell can see it's not.
I am guessing you will be buying this. Sorry for making fun of you. My bad...
Then what are new releases of Windows supposed to be? Microsoft just releases a half done OS and tries to fix it with service packs, and most of the time service packs just cover up the issues and never fix them and barely increases speed. I don't buy anything from Microshit anymore because they are extremely shady.
At least Microsoft does a lot less price gouging. ...Other than the 360 hard drives, I mean.
So I guess I should take "Bertrand Serlet (Senior Vice President of Software Engineering at Apple)" word as gospel when talking about windows. Thats just as pointless as listening to Balmer talk about OSX. Really, what was the point of that post? Besides that it looks like they did add some cool new features like direct gpu access, but I would still list it as just a service pack update. Fortunatly its not expensive, I think for the amount they are asking I might throw down money for the upgrade.
Well thats what they said at the keynote that its a new OS, Leopard just got its last service pack I heard and now they are releasing Snow leopard. truth be told i think people rather pay less for an upgrade and not spend close to 2-300 dollars for about 3 different versions, im sure windows 7 will be great but i like the way apple is doing away with the 129 to upgrade crap.
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Its only $29, well worth it.
if you loose your phone...
Friend at work lost his G1, it would be great if most phone had this feature.
well for me it's only a 29$ uograde, already have the latest OS X update, bought a macbook pro in dec.08
Vista just was a downgraded xp with a new theme. Yep
I'll definately be checking this out! 6Gb GAIN? Bastards i bet they knew about it...none the less, its quite a sweet deal, everything faster too =) Yay!
Looks excellent, first day purchase for me!
If it wasn't cheaper to buy a more powerful PC product. Just got an alienware laptop for $2500 and it's unfortunately more powerful than the available mac notebooks. So, what I'm saying is that new OS updates are great and making people pay for them all aside, how about lowering the price of your products so that people might be encouraged to buy them rather than spend the same or less money on more powerful PC products?
heck yea who eles is getting this day 1?
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