Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Jun 2008 19:04 UTC
Mac OS X Mac OS X 10.5, Leopard, may only be six months old, but rumours are already abound as to the next update to Apple's operating system. According to several sources, it's going to be called Snow Leopard, it won't contain any major new features, and is planned to go gold master December 2008, available a month later. The big rumour: it's going to be available for 64bit Intel machines only.
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RE: Carbon?
by snozzberry on Wed 4th Jun 2008 23:25 UTC in reply to "Carbon?"
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Okay, I'm kinda new with the Mac platform, so what's the deal with Carbon? Does it mean that I'll have to cope with Obj-C crap or some interpreted language?

OBJ-C isn't an interpreted language. It's the language Cocoa-based applications are written in. The Carbon API can be written to in C++ and other popular languages.

I'm pretty sure Vista would be an even better OS if it didn't had to cope with 20 years of backward compatibility.

This is Raymond Chen's legacy at Microsoft. Business customers are to be kept happy no matter what and their 3rd party vendors are never to be blamed for writing shitty code.

Vista is reaping what this policy sowed.

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