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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RE: Value of Upgrade
by aliquis on Fri 5th Oct 2007 21:55 UTC in reply to "Value of Upgrade"
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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"
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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[3]: Value of Upgrade
by PlatformAgnostic on Sat 6th Oct 2007 04:15 in reply to "RE[2]: Value of Upgrade"
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But... But... The Office Ribbon!

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RE[3]: Value of Upgrade
by aliquis on Sat 6th Oct 2007 06:08 in reply to "RE[2]: Value of Upgrade"
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Well, Apple HAVE done innovative stuff with the desktop earlier, others not so much ..

Also I would have appreciated if people came up with new ideas and ways to do stuff than just copy the same old.
Gnome and KDE are sooo like Windows, I understand how that would be important from a usability-to-noobs-used-to-Windows and omg-what-about-the-marketplace-of-companies-and-schools ways, but it's not anything cool or new.

It would be more fun if people came up with new ideas, whatever those might be, I'm not Jobs so don't ask me ;)

Edited 2007-10-06 06:11

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