Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st May 2009 22:42 UTC, submitted by kaiwai
Mac OS X OSNews regular Kaiwai, who we all love and hate at the same time, has written a fairly detailed article about the latest Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard build, seed 10A355. He covers the changes made, the status of the transition to 64bit, and more.
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Point of artcile is?
by h1d_ on Fri 22nd May 2009 04:23 UTC
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I don't call it detailed. In fact, the article is full of 'i guess', 'i wonder', 'i'm confused', 'if', 'maybe' and just guess works of just a guy. I hope the word 'detailed' doesn't mean 'amount of characters' in the article.

Basically you don't find anything in the article but some guy's weekend experience as an average heavy user. He keeps on talking about file size of a bundle, ppc code still floating around and a few inconsistencies (and for sake, this is far from the release version...) He probably doesn't know CUPS was bought by Apple too. And what is up with the 64bit addict of this guy? Does the world fail if the flash plugin doesn't become 64 bit? Sounds like Apple is ironing out what's important and leaving out ppc code around where it doesn't matter and can be stripped whenever they like.

Summary is, this guy got disappointed by this internal beta version, because
- Not everything is 64bit
- Not every binary is intel only
- No new cool eye candies from the user's perspective (even we know Snow Leopard is more for the internal changes).
- He doesn't understand why some kernel extensions exist and why some extensions got bigger for the reason he doesn't understand
- OS is not consistently optimized enough even if it is BETA.
- Installer finished with installing 9GB instead of the claimed 10GB.

Cease and desist of the article? Shoot away, got the summary here =p

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