Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Jun 2008 06:12 UTC
Mac OS X Earlier this month, we reported that The Unofficial Apple Weblog's as well as Ars Technica's sources said that Apple was working on the next version of Mac OS X, dubbed Snow Leopard. The news was that the new release wouldn't focus on new features, but on performance. During yesterday's WWDC 2008 keynote, Steve Jobs confirmed this rumour, and now Apple has published a preview page.
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by lefty78312 on Tue 10th Jun 2008 13:59 UTC
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What is Apple doing that allows them to bring such innovative concepts and designs to the market in such a relatively short period of time, while MS stays stuck in the 'every 3 years or so we'll update the same-old, same-old' mold?

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RE: Windows
by bousozoku on Tue 10th Jun 2008 17:00 in reply to "Windows"
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2006-01-23

What is Apple doing that allows them to bring such innovative concepts and designs to the market in such a relatively short period of time, while MS stays stuck in the 'every 3 years or so we'll update the same-old, same-old' mold?


In this case, Apple aren't doing anything special. During the development of Leopard, there was supposed to be a new kernel, which is probably what they're showing here. Avie Tevanian, the V.P. of R&D, left around the same time, maybe in disagreement over the direction. As I recall, that's been well over a year.

Who knows, maybe they're dropping Mach for some other micro kernel?

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