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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tylerdurden
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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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Gryzor Member since:
2005-07-03

I'd like to point that DX is free because Microsoft (when DX was around versions 2 and 3) wanted to push it as "THE" APIs for developing. Given that they had the "biggest" marketshare (Win311/95/98...), they wanted to make sure that DX was available for everyone. It was a marketing decision (and a good one).

If anyone here doesn't see the benefit of Snow Leopard, then they can clearly stay with Leopard and wait until 10.7.x.

I use XP, VISTA, Win7 (Beta and now RC) and OS X (Jaguar, Panther, Tiger, Leopard) and I find Snow Leopard to be a fantastic upgrade. There are *lots* of hours of work put into this upgrade and it will only lead to better applications in the future. End users not wanting to upgrade can happily stay in 10.5 and stop complaining.

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tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

The only one making this about windows is you, you are the one who compared snow leopard to a windows service pack, you are the one who keeps mapping into a windows-speak.

DX is "free" in the sense that it comes included with the OS. However, there is a tacit costs in the sense that DX10 is associated with Vista, and DX11 will most likely be only for Windows 7. So yeah, it is "free" but you still need to pay Microsoft to play.

If you think things like 64-bit rewrite of major components of the OS, the introduction of grand central + OpenCL to make MIMD/SIMD threading relatively transparent, etc, etc... are "minor" improvements. Either you have little knowledge of computing in general, or you have a weird derange syndrome regarding OSX.

You are yet to provide a cohesive argument (i.e. one which does not involve grossly misinformed assumptions, overly condescending posts diminishing posters that reply to you with actual facts, or simply trolling away) regarding why $30 for an upgrade to Snow Leopard is such a "bad" value... you should reconsider your position.

I will not be holding my breath though...

Edited 2009-06-09 03:20 UTC

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prospectofdeath Member since:
2006-03-20

Quit making this about Windows... its not. Lay off the fanboyism and address the points.


Its no surprise that most OSX users have more cats then the crazy lady down the street


Your lack of consistency is revealing.

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