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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RE[2]: Nicely done
by Gryzor on Mon 8th Jun 2009 21:41 UTC in reply to "RE: Nicely done"
Gryzor
Member since:
2005-07-03

"Cheaper Macs can never be a bad thing and $29 upgrade... they stuck it to Microsoft a bit on this one!! I wonder about the response???


The response? Probably a yawn...
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I think you're mistaken. Microsoft stopped yawning about Apple a long time ago. Else they wouldn't have spent millions in the worst marketing campaign ever…

Microsoft is slowly loosing terrain. Win 7 looks promising, and works as fast as XP on my old HP Tablet PC (1.5Gb ram), but not everyone will be willing to buy "yet another OS".

Time will tell.

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RE[3]: Nicely done
by kaiwai on Tue 9th Jun 2009 01:34 in reply to "RE[2]: Nicely done"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

I think you're mistaken. Microsoft stopped yawning about Apple a long time ago. Else they wouldn't have spent millions in the worst marketing campaign ever…

Microsoft is slowly loosing terrain. Win 7 looks promising, and works as fast as XP on my old HP Tablet PC (1.5Gb ram), but not everyone will be willing to buy "yet another OS".

Time will tell.


I find it funny that Microsoft was going on about how expensive Mac's are - where is their response to Snow Leopards pricing - where you get the Ultimate version for a rock bottom price. Where as with Mac OS X you get everything you need and more at your finger tips, with Windows you have to pay for more as you need more.

The world is moving to all you can eat pricing and here is Microsoft still stuck back in 1985 with their piece meal operating system sales approach akin to SCO who would sell you a copy of UNIX which was useless out of the box and thus you had to pay for the TCP/IP stack, then web server stack, then the RAID and mirroring stack, the Windows support stack etc. etc.

Oh, and the great thing with Mac - all the components of the Mac work out of the box; I just tried Windows 7 (the leaked 7201 build) and found that there is hardware unsupported on my Eee PC - come on Microsoft, it has been out for almost 6 months with components that are over a year old! if Microsoft want me to upgrade to Windows 7, they better improve their hardware support because so far it is abysmal.

Edited 2009-06-09 01:37 UTC

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RE[4]: Nicely done
by Gryzor on Tue 9th Jun 2009 01:42 in reply to "RE[3]: Nicely done"
Gryzor Member since:
2005-07-03

Agreed. I had lots of troubles with the Intel Wi-FI driver. Had to end up using an XP version that ran "fine". ;)

But it took me about 5 or 6 restarts and pen-drive "copy-paste" from another box with different drivers.

(Build 7100 tho).

But… this Tablet PC is more than 1.5 years old!

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