Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Apr 2007 21:03 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Mac OS X Apple conceded that it will be unable to release its next generation operating system in June as previously planned and now says it anticipates launching the software in October. In a statement released after the close of the stock market, Apple said its highly anticipated iPhone has already passed several of its required certification tests and is on schedule to ship in late June as planned. "We can't wait until customers get their hands (and fingers) on it and experience what a revolutionary and magical product it is," Apple said. "However, iPhone contains the most sophisticated software ever shipped on a mobile device, and finishing it on time has not come without a price - we had to borrow some key software engineering and QA resources from our Mac OS X team, and as a result we will not be able to release Leopard at our WWDC in early June as planned." Update: New Leopard screenshots.
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RE[4]: Dilution of talent
by rm6990 on Fri 13th Apr 2007 02:46 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Dilution of talent"
rm6990
Member since:
2005-07-04

What exactly am I unable to do with Mac hardware? XP boots and runs fine, and while I've never tried to install Linux on it Knoppix boots just fine, etc etc.

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RE[5]: Dilution of talent
by Lobotomik on Fri 13th Apr 2007 07:45 in reply to "RE[4]: Dilution of talent"
Lobotomik Member since:
2006-01-03

You cannot run a virtualized OSX.

You cannot install OSX in a non-Apple PC.

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RE[6]: Dilution of talent
by ThawkTH on Fri 13th Apr 2007 16:09 in reply to "RE[5]: Dilution of talent"
ThawkTH Member since:
2005-07-06

That is not hardware.

Not being able to be installed on non mac hardware is in fact a software restriction, isn't it?

So how does the mac hardware lock you in? Besides not being overly serviceable (which afaik the mac pro is)

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RE[5]: Dilution of talent
by alcibiades on Fri 13th Apr 2007 08:30 in reply to "RE[4]: Dilution of talent"
alcibiades Member since:
2005-10-12

"What exactly am I unable to do with Mac hardware?"

Buy it without OSX might be one thing. Why anyone would want to is another matter, but you can't.

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RE[6]: Dilution of talent
by Gryzor on Fri 13th Apr 2007 11:50 in reply to "RE[5]: Dilution of talent"
Gryzor Member since:
2005-07-03

I am tired of people that complains that Apple is a "lock-in" bla bla bla.
If you don't like it, go buy something else or build it by yourself.

Try buying a Ford without an engine...


c'mon please. Stop the Crap. People don't care. Only Free "All must be open and open and open" people do.

A computer won't lock you down to anything. If you feel locked down to a vendor (i.e.: you choose Lotus NOtes and now decide to move to Exchange or Qmail or whatever) you'll have to pay for the "mistake" you made.

SO when you buy an Apple Computer, for example, do realize what you're buying and that's the end of the story. If you latter feel "locked in" the key resides in your wallet. You may make the same mistake twice (as humans do), but in the end, you'll learn.

Life is a bit***, then you die. ;)

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