Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Oct 2006 21:02 UTC
Mac OS X "If you can believe what some of the online tech prognosticators tell you, Apple's real 'Top Secret' plan is to have Mac OS 10.5 Leopard out by Macworld Expo in January, or perhaps shortly thereafter. If true, it would give Apple a chance to trounce Windows Vista, at least in times of mind share as opposed to market share, assuming the latter indeed comes out around the same time. I think some of the folks who expect an early release ought to reconsider what they're smoking or drinking."
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RE: Na...
by MacGod on Sat 14th Oct 2006 00:06 UTC in reply to "Na..."
MacGod
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2006-03-24

Hmmm - yeah, I guess you could buy VISTA and install it on your PC - but not the same with LEOPARD. but think about this - have you read the new EULA that comes with VISTA (rc2 at least). You cannot use the HOME version in a VM at all - right to use is limited to ONE TRANSFER - to new machine - PERIOD!!!

MS is getting bolder with their tactics of licensing.

I, unfortunatley am straddling both worlds right now - I use Mac OS X as my main laptop - use Parallez or Boot Camp to boot to XP if I need to run a Windows App or connect to my companies Exchange Server with a good native client (and do not mention... Entourage as that client).

I love the Mac OS, but need the XP OS for a lot of day to day work at my job.

OMG - talk about long winded - sorry - BUT, I do not think that Apple will rush their product to market to 'one-up' MS, ever.

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RE[2]: Na...
by kaiwai on Sat 14th Oct 2006 01:03 in reply to "RE: Na..."
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

With their licencing, I think the issue has to do more with their obsession with making money; I remember a well known CEO who said, "concentrated on the product, and the profits will follow".

If customers want to pirate, then so be it, no use trying to trace it, those who want to and able to pay for software, will always will, irrespective of whether its a free download away, whilst in the same sentence, those who want to pirate, irrespective of the copy protection, always will.

You're right, I don't think they're going to release MacOS X Tiger at the rumored date; they *might* give a fixed date at that time, they might show off the rumoured Finder replacement, but I don't see them shipping it; they need to do alot of work not only to bring it up to standard but to also add the necessary features to make it UNIX 2003 compliant.

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RE[2]: Na...
by gdanko on Sat 14th Oct 2006 19:13 in reply to "RE: Na..."
gdanko Member since:
2005-07-15

OMG - talk about long winded - sorry - BUT, I do not think that Apple will rush their product to market to 'one-up' MS, ever.

Apple has been one-upping Microsoft for most of Windows' history as far as ease of use and user experience are concerned. NT4 and 2000 had Apple beat from a stability, technical standpoint. But since OS X 10.1, Apple has been one-upping Microsoft consistently.

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