Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th Oct 2007 15:16 UTC, submitted by adkilla
Mac OS X "Apple has begun preparatory measures for significant announcements to take place during the last full week of October, AppleInsider has been told. While sources have requested that we not go into detail regarding the specific measures being put into place, they say the announcements are likely to arrive any time between the 22nd and 27th of the month. Obviously, such a timeframe would coincide with Apple's self-imposed release schedule for Mac OS X Leopard, which the company - after having delayed the software once - has promised for 'October'." Think Secret thinks the same.
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Value of Upgrade
by tarpit on Fri 5th Oct 2007 19:55 UTC
tarpit
Member since:
2006-10-16

Is it just me, or does this upgrade feel like its not ambitious enough?

Comparatively, progression in FOSS and vista seem take more of a daring leap than the advancements from tiger to leopard.

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RE: Value of Upgrade
by Alex Forster on Fri 5th Oct 2007 20:05 in reply to "Value of Upgrade"
Alex Forster Member since:
2005-08-12

I actually think they're adding a very standard amount of features to this generation. A revisioned filesystem and resolution independence are all it took to convince me to upgrade, evn though they're making the UI hideous just for the "it looks different" factor.

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RE[2]: Value of Upgrade
by Adam S on Fri 5th Oct 2007 20:48 in reply to "RE: Value of Upgrade"
Adam S Member since:
2005-04-01

Sorry to burst your bubble, but the latest betas of Leopard do not feature resolution independence.

from: http://www.thinksecret.com/news/0706leopard9a4559gallery.html

"Support for resolution independence, which has rudimentary support in Tiger and had been rumored to be arriving with full support in Leopard, remains no where to be found."

from: http://arstechnica.com/journals/apple.ars/2007/09/22/rumor-mac-os-x...

"not to mention the absence of "secret features" like resolution independence."

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RE[2]: Value of Upgrade
by aliquis on Fri 5th Oct 2007 21:59 in reply to "RE: Value of Upgrade"
aliquis Member since:
2005-07-23

I can deal with the new dock and to less extent the new menu bar even thought it doesn't make that much sense from a usability view. But what is up with Preview 4.0 toolbar buttons? They removed rotate buttons on images which is sort of annoying, but also the new kind of buttons are way harder to tell what they actually do, and less contrast then the old aqua ones. Sure they LOOK better, but they are harder to see, tell what they do and you miss the rotate functionality (I hate rotate in menues since I sometimes rotate the wrong way, with an icon it's rather obvious what way it will rotate in.)
(Which tells me now that CCW probably means counter clock wise and so on.. but anyway ;D. Menues takes longer time if nothing else.)

Edited 2007-10-05 21:59

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RE[2]: Value of Upgrade
by shapeshifter on Sat 6th Oct 2007 09:54 in reply to "RE: Value of Upgrade"
shapeshifter Member since:
2006-09-19

I actually think they're adding a very standard amount of features to this generation. A revisioned filesystem and resolution independence are all it took to convince me to upgrade, evn though they're making the UI hideous just for the "it looks different" factor.


Ahh, here comes the Job's Imperial Guard of Mac apologists.

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RE: Value of Upgrade
by Adurbe on Fri 5th Oct 2007 20:39 in reply to "Value of Upgrade"
Adurbe Member since:
2005-07-06

I don't want my OS on which I and my buisiness depend to be 'daring'!!!

I want a stable system that will let me get work done quickly and efficently

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RE[2]: Value of Upgrade
by PlatformAgnostic on Fri 5th Oct 2007 21:15 in reply to "RE: Value of Upgrade"
PlatformAgnostic Member since:
2006-01-02

Then don't upgrade. If it's critical and it isn't broken... then don't fix it.

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RE: Value of Upgrade
by aliquis on Fri 5th Oct 2007 21:55 in reply to "Value of Upgrade"
aliquis Member since:
2005-07-23

But then Vista was 6 years after the last consumer OS upgrade wasn't it? Leopard is 1.5 after tiger and they where more often earlier?

I don't see the huge FOSS progression either, not much have happened in KDE lately, 4.0 will proably bring something new. 3D effects in X looks cool but it's like what will make or break Linux on the desktop ..

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RE[2]: Value of Upgrade
by stestagg on Sat 6th Oct 2007 00:09 in reply to "RE: Value of Upgrade"
stestagg Member since:
2006-06-03

I said it before, and got laughed at. There really isn't much to improve in the desktop world. Ok, you can add search to everything, but after that, people are really straining to find something innovative to do, and companies are too timid to go looking for truly revolutionary changes in the desktop model. Maybe we'll have to wait for multitouch interfaces to become ubiquitous before anything new will hit the desktop.

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RE: Value of Upgrade
by alexandru_lz on Sat 6th Oct 2007 07:38 in reply to "Value of Upgrade"
alexandru_lz Member since:
2007-02-11

Actually, the improvements in Leopard seem ok to me, since they are upgrading from 10.4.x to 10.5, not 10.4 to 11.0. So I'd guess that the changelog looks radical enough.

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RE: Value of Upgrade
by marcushe on Sun 7th Oct 2007 23:07 in reply to "Value of Upgrade"
marcushe Member since:
2005-09-30

Yea, since Apple releases OS Updates every six years and all.

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