Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Jun 2009 18:02 UTC
Apple At the WWDC today, Apple has lifted the veil on a number of features of its upcoming operating system, Snow Leopard. Most of the work on Snow Leopard has gone into under-the-hood technologies and optimisations, but there are also a number of interface tweaks. The company also updated some of its laptops, while also lowering their prices. We got all the news from MacRumorsLive.com.
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rhetoric.sendmemoney
Member since:
2006-01-22

Seriously, those are the "New" features? I don't see how those are even worth $29 bucks. That's less value then the last (free) Windows service pack.

Firefox is promoting 3.5's speed gains and its free. Cutting off a couple gigs of crust is not a feature either.

If I was an Apple user I would skip this one.

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nathbeadle Member since:
2006-08-08

I bet most people would pay MORE than $30 for a program that can handle exchange....

THAT ALONE is worth the extra money, having exchange integrated at a system level....

... and now that the $30 is accounted for everything else is just icing thrown on top ;)

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rhetoric.sendmemoney Member since:
2006-01-22

I bet most people would pay MORE than $30 for a program that can handle exchange....



Eh, I wouldn't. I am a home user... Apple's target audience.

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tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

Don't be retarded. The entire OS has gone 64bit and Cocoa.

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rhetoric.sendmemoney Member since:
2006-01-22

Don't be retarded. The entire OS has gone 64bit and Cocoa.



And what actual value does that present the user in THIS upgrade? Why can't I pay $129 for the next one (OSX Litterbox) and just skip it? Does 64bit and Cocoa present any real value in THIS upgrade?

Its no surprise that most OSX users have more cats then the crazy lady down the street... you don't have to take home EVERY stray cat looking for a free meal. In this case its your $29 bucks.

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KAMiKAZOW Member since:
2005-07-06

Seriously, those are the "New" features? I don't see how those are even worth $29 bucks. That's less value then the last (free) Windows service pack.

According to http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2009/06/snow-leopard-hitting-shel... the full retail version's price is now down to $29.

Firefox is promoting 3.5's speed gains and its free.

Safari is free as well.

Cutting off a couple gigs of crust is not a feature either.

No? When did MS do sth like that?

If I was an Apple user I would skip this one.

Technically speaking almost everyone is an Apple user, considering that Apple even contributed Mozilla code in the past....

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

According to http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2009/06/snow-leopard-hitting-shel..... the full retail version's price is now down to $29.


Incorrect. This is NOT the full retail version. Apple SPECIFICALLY mentioned that this is the price for OWNERS of Leopard.

The retail price will most likely be the usual 129 USD.

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tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

Well... I am sure that you will be one of the first to gush about the new wonderful DX11, and how great of Microsoft to only request a couple hundred bucks for it.

$30 in comparison to access OpenCL, and a full 64-rewrite of Leopard seems an incredible deal.

At least Leopard wasnt borked since day 1, unlike Vista. With windows 7... Microsoft is basically expecting people to pay twice for the "honor" of using what basically is the same operating system. No wonder most large Windows installations decided to skip vista altogether, and they will be moving from XP to 7.

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rhetoric.sendmemoney Member since:
2006-01-22

Well... I am sure that you will be one of the first to gush about the new wonderful DX11, and how great of Microsoft to only request a couple hundred bucks for it.

$30 in comparison to access OpenCL, and a full 64-rewrite of Leopard seems an incredible deal.

At least Leopard wasnt borked since day 1, unlike Vista. With windows 7... Microsoft is basically expecting people to pay twice for the "honor" of using what basically is the same operating system. No wonder most large Windows installations decided to skip vista altogether, and they will be moving from XP to 7.


Quit making this about Windows... its not. Lay off the fanboyism and address the points. I said that DX is free, nothing else. Don't get defensive just because you have nothing you can provide to this discussion.

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Smeagol Member since:
2006-01-16

It's called plumbing. You might not get to click-it, resize it, or go "oooo" "aaaa" over some eye-candy, but the plumbing changes here are crucial to making the user experience better and better over time.

$29 is awesome! Can't wait!

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