Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Jun 2009 18:02 UTC
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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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..

Leopard might as well be a developmental upgrade and Snow Leopard the finished product. The upgrade price is higher than it should be but not unexpected, considering that they're charge US$9.99 for an iPod touch upgrade.

I'd certainly be happy to pay US$29.99 for a upgrade that made Leopard work properly. I can't use it and I'll get the free updates but the current Apple is leaving a bitter taste in my mouth.

It's like an owner of a company used to say "Our customers don't want that." meaning that they didn't want to pay for upgrades where they couldn't see changes in functionality. Of course, they way Apple fanatics gush over Exposé, I'm sure plenty will pay for a merging of Exposé and the Dock.

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