Thought this was kinda funny Apple Finalizes Mac OS X 10.3 "Panther" Apple finalized Mac OS X 10.3 (codenamed Panther) this week, setting the stage for a late October or November rollout of the product. The so-called "Golden Master" version of Panther will no doubt destroy Microsoft's market share and raise Apple like a Phoenix out of the depths of the PC industry. But as miraculous as Panther is, it's unclear how successful the product can be, given that Apple is charging yet another $129 for the upgrade; this is the second costly upgrade to OS X since the product first debuted, meaning that the Apple faithful will have spent over $375 on the OS if they've upgraded each time (and you know they have). Microsoft, meanwhile, has released a slew of free upgrades to Windows XP--like Windows Media Player 9 and Windows Movie Maker 2--and a number of low-cost add-ons, like the excellent $15 Plus! Digital Media Edition. Does low pricing qualify as innovation? I, personally, am both a PC user as well as a mac user. If I had to choose, I would prolly go with OSX over WinXP, but I think they are both good OS'. I just find it funny that even tho this guy has an Apple (or so he says), everything he says about them is degrading. He does raise a question that I've had in my mind tho. Why does Apple charge for small upgrades like these? The last time MS did that was with Win98SE, and if memory serves, that's the only time they did it. EDIT: Opps, forgot to include the link.