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Another thing that was touched on at Apple’s World Wide Developer’s Conference yesterday was teh official announcement of Mac OS X 10.6, officially dubbed Snow Leopard. With this major release, there will be no new features, but it will be an optimization of the OS. No one knows what they are going to charge or exactly what the release date is. But it is reliably rumored, and it only makes sense, that they will be dropping Macs with PowerPC processors from the list of supported computers. Maintaining an OS across two processors for for the last two years has been admirable, but it’ll be time for them to concentrate on Intel x86 if they are going to stay nimble and offer significant improvements going forward. The OS X 10.7 probably won’t be offered for another two or three years so 5 years of support for a legacy system is not bad. I have a Mac that old that’s running Leopard. Try finding a PC that old that will run Vista.

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Written by walueg

June 11, 2008 at 1:11 am

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