Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Jun 2011 22:51 UTC
Mac OS X "Apple has now released Mac OS X 10.6.8, the eighth maintenance update for Snow Leopard, via Software Update. The update offers a number of fixes implemented since the release of Mac OS X 10.6.7 in late March."
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That's true, although note that other vendors are much more reluctant to do things like this. Apple have changed CPUs a couple times (68k->ppc->intel), OSes a couple times (os9->osx->ios), and provided relatively poor compatibility experiences along the way. Apple users should not expect that today's arch will be tomorrow's arch, although PC users take that for granted.

I have had a re-read with what you said and I feel your pain and if I was Steve Jobs I would have offered a 1/3 trade in programme on new Intel computers (for PowerPC owners) but hey - thats me, Mr Generous.

I feel for you and the transition wasn't smooth and the support hat Apple claimed they would provide was never something they lived up to but at the same time it is pretty silly to grind an axe over an issue that happened over 4 years ago.

I'd say the reverse. I've never upgraded any of those things in a 5-6 year timeframe. Computer upgrades have always been rapid, often artificially rapid. I'm shocked that many businesses replace PCs every 3-4 years even though the functionality/value that they get barely changes at each cycle. How often do they replace desks?

Most companies don't own the machine, they lease it, the company who owns them can write it off over 2-3 years via the tax system (many countries have favourable tax arrangements that encourage businesses to depreciate their equipment faster).

You maybe the reverse but casual walking around down the road tells a different story.

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