Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Jun 2011 22:51 UTC
Mac OS X "Apple has now released Mac OS X 10.6.8, the eighth maintenance update for Snow Leopard, via Software Update. The update offers a number of fixes implemented since the release of Mac OS X 10.6.7 in late March."
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Mate, I've said this numerous times - you're comparing apples to oranges; you're comparing one side of the industry with a constant ISA/architecture to Apple that has moved from PowerPC to Intel.

That's true, although note that other vendors are much more reluctant to do things like this. Apple have changed CPUs a couple times (68k->ppc->intel), OSes a couple times (os9->osx->ios), and provided relatively poor compatibility experiences along the way. Apple users should not expect that today's arch will be tomorrow's arch, although PC users take that for granted.

...There are less and less PowerPC computers out there and to be completely honest if you've gotten 5-6 years out of a computer I think you're doing pretty damn good in my books.

My point is that I got around 2, not 5-6. The machine hasn't been in serious use for a long time.

...people scream and wail with pain when it comes to computer upgrades but don't batter and eye lid when it comes to upgrading their car, television or some other piece of equipment of equal or greater value within the same 5-6 year time frame.

I'd say the reverse. I've never upgraded any of those things in a 5-6 year timeframe. Computer upgrades have always been rapid, often artificially rapid. I'm shocked that many businesses replace PCs every 3-4 years even though the functionality/value that they get barely changes at each cycle. How often do they replace desks?

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