Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 10th Jun 2009 22:44 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y With Snow Leopard finally been given a release date and a price, the comparisons with Windows 7 are starting to pop up all over the place, especially focussing on the price aspect of things. While Apple's move to price Snow Leopard at 29 USD for Leopard owners is a very welcome one, the move doesn't mean that Microsoft is getting a price beating from Apple.
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Member since:
2007-06-21

The lastest versions of Ubuntu/Fedora are
faster than the previous ones,
runs on hardware older than XP on a bunch of different platforms,
come with a lot of software
cost zero money unit.

Value for money?

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dvhh Member since:
2006-03-20

so your point is that it put OSX and windows 7 to shame.

However depending on the effort behind the wine project, I'm pretty sure Linux can capture a lot of disgruted vista user (because vista ), but I wonder why there wasn't such a project for running OSX (or OS classic ) binaries under linux.

The only thing that itch me with apple is their locked ecosystem (ipod - itunes binding for example, and the fact that they enjoy a lot of momentum thanks to open source porting effort), most of the apple user ( and in fact most of computer users ) don't care about it.

I understand the hardware cut, it helps Apple making their QA testing more manageable, whereas Microsoft need to face an exponentially growing number of configuration.

But let's face it user will find value in their buying to justify their expenses, but remember you are not forced to updgrade.

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MobyTurbo Member since:
2005-07-08

so your point is that it put OSX and windows 7 to shame.

However depending on the effort behind the wine project, I'm pretty sure Linux can capture a lot of disgruted vista user (because vista ), but I wonder why there wasn't such a project for running OSX (or OS classic ) binaries under linux.

There is such a project, GNUstep, but it requires re-compiling and as a Cocoa platform (though not as a NeXTStep API) it's a bit incomplete. There's also another one, cocotron, that works better on Windows than GNUstep.

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