Snow Leopard

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by TheWeasel, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. TheWeasel

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    http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2008/06/09snowleopard.html

    Sounds good to me. Sad that Jobs didn't touch more on it rather then focusing all on the iPhone.
     
  2. jackback52

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    I'm not impressed and i doubt I'm gonna get SL.
     
  3. xenon supra

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    Should be a solid upgrade for people that actually use their mac for more than to look pretty.
     
  4. fukijama1

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    so this is not an update?
     
  5. It seems this will be something in between an update and a new OS version.
     
  6. urban ape

    urban ape take that take that take that

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    makes me think leopard SP1 :mamoru:
     
  7. TheWeasel

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    Exactly. I'd much rather have better overall performance allowing me to get more work done then some stupid new features like a semi-transparent menu bar and email templates.

    It's not to say that there won't be new features in 10.6 but they're concentrating on making the current stuff work even better.
     
  8. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    I think this should be a free upgrade and not a new version. Kind of BS to me.
     
  9. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    I don't see why you guys are complaining. This sounds great to me. Quality > Quantity.
     
  10. a-money

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    i was really anticipating for jobs to announce a hardware refresh for MBP.

    10.6 is a cool announcement but i wouldnt fuck a 6 year old over that shit
     
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  12. xenon supra

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    wat
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  13. fukijama1

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    didnt leopard just come out....geeze
     
  14. xenon supra

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    wrong, it will likely run 100x better than leopard

    this is set for 1 year from now, which will be about 1.5 yrs after leopard, apple always updates their OS every 1-1.5 years. the only exception in the past 5 OS has been tiger --> leopard which took 2 years, and was a huge update.
     
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    I think it's a good idea to sit back for a bit and work on optimizing and better performance, otherwise OS X is soon going to be like Vista.
     
  16. TheWeasel

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    Exactly. No need for more bells and whistles that do nothing but degrade the OS performance. It's time to get the OS performing at it's best rather then just add stupid eye candy that does nothing but degrades the OS performance. If you wanna see the degradation that I'm speaking of, just checkout the OS memory footprint from 10.4 to 10.5. There is no reason that an OS should need 1.5GB of physical RAM to run and that you shouldn't gain back the RAM space used by a program when you quit it (quit Safari and most of the time you won't gain any physical or VM back). Why Safari can eat well over 3GB of physical RAM with nothing my one stickily text page is beyond me.
     
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    Nice. I want to see all of my cores dance at the same time.
     
  18. ROFLCORE

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    I would care more what TheWeasel said if he actually knew the difference between "then" and "than" - he gives some decent points here and there but people who don't know this elementary difference are usually mouth-breathers.

    lol
     
  19. ROFLCORE

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    :uh:
     
  20. ROFLCORE

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    Sorry, don't mean to be a dick, it's kind of a pet peeve of mine. :rofl:
     
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  24. dmora

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    Snow Leoprad = OSX Enterprise/Business Edition.

    I'm buyin it. :wiggle:
     
  25. I was under the impression that when you quit a program it was intended to keep stuff in the Inactive RAM, then if something else needed the RAM the OS would dump stuff that wasn't in use and give it to that program. Empty RAM isn't doing anyone any good, why not keep it ready until something else wants it?
     

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