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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KAMiKAZOW
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2005-07-06

"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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Snow Leopard's new features are mostly targeted towards professional users. So much for "target audience"... Even home users will appriciate increased performance, usability improvements, ect.

OpenCL, Exchange, 64 bits, etc. aren't cucial for home users, but for only $29 you can't complain, considering the next Vista service pack, called Windows 7, will probably cost more.

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rhetoric.sendmemoney Member since:
2006-01-22


Snow Leopard's new features are mostly targeted towards professional users. So much for "target audience"... Even home users will appriciate increased performance, usability improvements, ect.


Whoa there killer, are you going to tell me Apple's target audience is NOT the home user? No one is going to agree with you on that with a straight face. "Hi I'm a Mac" was NOT targeting businesses? Where are all the Apple "business" commercials?

The latter are service pack level adjustments. Not $29 changes. See service pack/firefox points above.

(Edit: Fixed punctuation.)

Edited 2009-06-08 19:08 UTC

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NathanHill Member since:
2006-10-06


The latter are service pack level adjustments. Not $29 changes. See service pack/firefox points above.


Whoa there. OpenCL as service pack level adjustment? Grand Central? Those are the kinds of things that really are grappling with where computer technology is moving. They aren't just an extra layer or piece of software. They are built in to the core along with 64-bit everything and completely rebuilt Cocoa Finder and other things. That's way bigger than silly bug fixes from a service pack.

The good thing is that Leopard is going to be running along great for PowerPC users and others who may not upgrade for years to come. Contrast that with how Microsoft is trying to put together a winner (Windows 7) after a loser (Vista). Apple is building an even stronger winner (Snow Leopard) based on a proven winner (Leopard). I wonder what would have happened if Microsoft had just developed a stronger XP in the first place.

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KAMiKAZOW Member since:
2005-07-06

Whoa there killer, are you going to tell me Apple's target audience is NOT the home user?

No. I'm telling you that Snow Leopard's main audience are pro users.
You should learn the difference between Apple as a whole with all its products and just a single Apple product -- in this case Snow Leopard.
Home users can probably live with plain Leopard as well, considering that "home user"-targeted APIs where untouched making Snow Leopard not binary incompatible to Leopard for home user apps.

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kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Snow Leopard's new features are mostly targeted towards professional users. So much for "target audience"... Even home users will appriciate increased performance, usability improvements, ect.

OpenCL, Exchange, 64 bits, etc. aren't cucial for home users, but for only $29 you can't complain, considering the next Vista service pack, called Windows 7, will probably cost more.


Minus the Exchange support, I would say all those features are crucial because they allow better applications to be delivered on the said platform. When the operating system vendor provides more technology to the developer, the developer then has the ability to add features to their applications which benefit me; whether Apple directly or indirectly benefits me with the new operating system - I am still getting something out of it. It therefore leaves me confused when I hear people complain about 'lack of features' when all they are focusing on is the user visible wizz-bang effects rather than what the underlying features can bring by way of better applications in the future.

Edit: rhetoric.sendmemoney registered since 2006 and only made 2 posts; can anyone say 'troll account'? This isn't the first time I've seen it on this site; one hit wonders signing up and then suddenly disappearing - trolling a website to get kicks.

Edited 2009-06-09 00:21 UTC

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