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Apple At the WWDC today, Apple has lifted the veil on a number of features of its upcoming operating system, Snow Leopard. Most of the work on Snow Leopard has gone into under-the-hood technologies and optimisations, but there are also a number of interface tweaks. The company also updated some of its laptops, while also lowering their prices. We got all the news from
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You don't get it. End-users don't *care* about these new APIs; and developers need their users to have these API's. It's kinda like a chicken-egg story... Let's see how quickly users will adopt it. If you ask me; it needs a few killer-apps..

Vista was also, in a sense, a developmental upgrade -- it featured hardware-accelerated WPF, DX10, a new audio stack, a new printing system, the list goes on..
BUT it wasn't an incremental upgrade. Instead it was an unoptimized and unfinished OS which is why it failed to get a comparatively sufficient market. It's nowhere a failure like Windows ME (and Vista's still more PCs than mac). That's my take anyway..

>>I wonder what would have happened if Microsoft had just developed a stronger XP in the first place.<<
Everyone's saying Win7 is faster than XP. Why would they? If you ask me; XP is way too refined to get any gain.. Not to mention that Win7 has unanimously positive reception. It doesn't matter if it's a loser followed by a winner; people see it as the next iteration from XP. Secretly, so does MS..

IMO Win7 and Snow Leopard are quite alike -- "commercial service packs". The difference is that you have to pay the premium for one of them.
Win7 is Vista + UI and polish
Snow Leopard is Leopard + APIs and tidbits

I have a Mac-Mini with Leopard; and I'm not opting for the upgrade. Don't get me wrong; I love my Mac but I use windows as well. Arguing that Snow Leopard's worth looking for a technological upgrade would work just as well for Vista SP1..

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