So Now What?

CubaTBird

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So now what? What's the deal with Tiger's release date? Could it arrive this coming Tuesday? At WWDC? At NAB? After WWDC because Steve has to work more kinks out of it? Remember they promised 3 ghz and it never came. :rolleyes:
 

liketom

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CubaTBird said:
So now what? What's the deal with Tiger's release date? Could it arrive this coming Tuesday? At WWDC? At NAB? After WWDC because Steve has to work more kinks out of it? Remember they promised 3 ghz and it never came. :rolleyes:
tues announced - 15th shipping
 
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stoid

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CubaTBird said:
So now what? What's the deal with Tiger's release date? Could it arrive this coming Tuesday? At WWDC? At NAB? After WWDC because Steve has to work more kinks out of it? Remember they promised 3 ghz and it never came. :rolleyes:
Since Tiger has been declared Gold MAster, it is already in duplication at this point, and will not be delayed to work on it further.

And it's misguided/ignorant to compare a false rumor of Tiger's announcement (not even release date) to the broken promise of 3 Ghz G5. The technical issues involved in making a faster processor is world's apart from the technical hurdles of developing a stable and productive operating system. Furthermore, the lack of processor power is a short-coming of IBM, and Apple has no control over that. Any short coming's in Tiger is Apple's fault and not IBM.
 
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crees!

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stoid said:
Since Tiger has been declared Gold MAster, it is already in duplication at this point, and will not be delayed to work on it further.

And it's misguided/ignorant to compare a false rumor of Tiger's announcement (not even release date) to the broken promise of 3 Ghz G5. The technical issues involved in making a faster processor is world's apart from the technical hurdles of developing a stable and productive operating system. Furthermore, the lack of processor power is a short-coming of IBM, and Apple has no control over that. Any short coming's in Tiger is Apple's fault and not IBM.
OOOOOH. And Stoid delivers the smack down!
 
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MacSA

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What makes you so sure it's been declared Gold Master?........ a rumour? :rolleyes:

I notice not a single rumour site has admitted to making a complete cock up with regard to the Tiger release dates. :rolleyes:
 
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Bear

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CubaTBird said:
So now what? What's the deal with Tiger's release date? Could it arrive this coming Tuesday? At WWDC? At NAB? After WWDC because Steve has to work more kinks out of it? Remember they promised 3 ghz and it never came. :rolleyes:
Probably announced by NAB as apparently some of the applications they're releasing during NAB require Tiger.
 
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mkrishnan

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Tuesday -- they will announce that Tiger has been cancelled, and that Apple will close its doors for good in two weeks.
April 15th -- Apple employees will be able to come in and accept their final paychecks in exchange for all company property they still posess at that time.

;)
 
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grapes911

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mkrishnan said:
Tuesday -- they will announce that Tiger has been cancelled, and that Apple will close its doors for good in two weeks.
April 15th -- Apple employees will be able to come in and accept their final paychecks in exchange for all company property they still posess at that time.

;)
Yeah, Tiger is too buggy. Microsoft is about to port Longhorn to macs anyway. We should have it within the next 5 years or so.
 
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mkrishnan

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Yeah, Tiger is too buggy. Microsoft is about to port Longhorn to macs anyway. We should have it within the next 5 years or so.
'Tis true. Recent research into barriers of Mac adoption revealed the top three things that prevent people from switching.

1) Users are confused because one does not press a button marked "start" to turn off the computer in OS X.

2) Users have difficulty finding the keyboard on Mac systems, because it matches the case of the monitor and CPU too closely in design.

3) Users prefer a computer that is compatible with an MP3 player that uses cryptic and confusing switches, but lasts for six days straight on a battery charge.

While the Mini addressed item (2) and the Shuffle addressed (3), really adoption of Longhorn is the long-term strategy of choice.

:D
 
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daveL

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So What Now?

You wait, like everyone else. I love it: What's going to happen now that a rumor didn't come true? Well, another rumor, don't you think? You realize, of course, that this type of disappointment *could* continue, indefinitely. :)
 
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ja0912

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More than just rumors are telling us that Tiger is done. The last builds have few/none known bugs. And we don't need rumors to tell us it would be a really good idea to get Tiger in the news and in people's computers this month with NAB, Windows XP 64-bit being released, and that other government industry thing apple is attending this week.

It will be announced "soon" and shipping this month. Unless it takes A LOT longer to copy a couple hundred thousand cds than i think it does. :)

Bonus Factoid: to save you the time of looking it up, Panther went GM around Oct 2nd and shipped Oct 24th (started shipping early if i remember correctly)
 
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GodBless

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mkrishnan said:
'Tis true. Recent research into barriers of Mac adoption revealed the top three things that prevent people from switching.

1) Users are confused because one does not press a button marked "start" to turn off the computer in OS X.

2) Users have difficulty finding the keyboard on Mac systems, because it matches the case of the monitor and CPU too closely in design.

3) Users prefer a computer that is compatible with an MP3 player that uses cryptic and confusing switches, but lasts for six days straight on a battery charge.

While the Mini addressed item (2) and the Shuffle addressed (3), really adoption of Longhorn is the long-term strategy of choice.

:D
Come on guys; some ignorant PC users might believe your nonsense if you make a whole thread about jokes. April fools day was 2 days ago. If you want to joke just wait another 363 days.
 
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mkrishnan

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GodBless said:
Come on guys; some ignorant PC users might believe your nonsense if you make a whole thread about jokes. April fools day was 2 days ago. If you want to joke just wait another 363 days.
Okay, okay, I'm sorry. I would like to officially state that Apple will not be closing its doors. I would also like to clarify that Tiger will be released someday soon, and will not contain a Start menu. And finally there are keyboards available for your Mac Mini that match the styling.

That is all.

;)
 
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gopher

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To add to that, the Start button for shutting down is one of the strangest oxymorons in the computer industry. Oh and its icon was actually designed in Pagemaker on a Mac!

It makes a lot more sense as Apple did with Mac OS X to have an Apple menu that starts and shuts down. Because that is exactly what is happening to your Apple computer.
 
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mkrishnan

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gopher said:
To add to that, the Start button for shutting down is one of the strangest oxymorons in the computer industry. Oh and its icon was actually designed in Pagemaker on a Mac!

It makes a lot more sense as Apple did with Mac OS X to have an Apple menu that starts and shuts down. Because that is exactly what is happening to your Apple computer.
Wow, I didn't know that trivia fact about Pagemaker. Interesting app of choice to make icons in. :rolleyes: As for the Apple menu, yes, I like it very muchly. Actually Windows ought to just push the windows brand icon on the start button more and get rid of the start part, and people would make less fun of them. Also easier to localize. ;)

Now a really intuitive interface is if you could just shake your computer to wake it up, and punch it in the screen to put it back to sleep. I hear that's going to be in Longhorn 2.0. :D (For GodBless, that's a *joke*. ;) :eek: :D)
 
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