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[2]: So what?
by SpasmaticSeacow on Fri 13th Apr 2007 11:54 UTC in reply to "RE: So what?"
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I don't believe that in 10.4.x there is any PPC code run on Intel any more. ZFS works quite well now, though booting from it will likely require an EFI update. Booting from ZFS is non-trivial, though probably simpler because they aren't using a BIOS.

I think the Finder is not bad. It's on par with Windows Explorer (which isn't saying much). Personally, I like the way Konqueror or Dolphin operate (particularly with the KIO-based VFS layer), but I understand it's not for everyone. I think the path widget (from the "Customize ToolBar dialog" should be there by default, or better to be like in Vista or better still Dolphin). In general, I'd like Finder and the Windows Explorer (sorry, but I don't get to choose OSs, I have to use them all) to operate more like Dolphin.

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RE[3]: So what?
by evangs on Fri 13th Apr 2007 12:11 in reply to "RE[2]: So what?"
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Agreed. If you look at Activity Monitor, you'll see that there are no PowerPC processes running unless you're using a specific application that requires it. Basically, all the OS components are compiled for Intel.

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RE[4]: So what?
by kaiwai on Sat 14th Apr 2007 02:08 in reply to "RE[3]: So what?"
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I probably phrased it badly, when I mean "PowerPC Code" I should have meant unoptimised parts of the operating system.

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