Will Snow Leopard change the world?

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  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. Schtumple macrumors 601


    Jun 13, 2007
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    I am looking forward to SL... but change the world? :rolleyes:

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
  4. bartzilla macrumors 6502a

    Aug 11, 2008
    Jesus, overblown hyperbole much?

    Oh yeah...

    What this means to IT staff is that Mac users will be interacting with Exchange pretty much like Windows users do already, silencing yet another IT moan about letting Macs get a foothold in their precious environments.

    Clearly written by someone with the mentality of a 12 year old and a grudge because a network admin somewhere didn't let them do whatever they wanted on a corporate network.
  5. iSlicer macrumors member

    Feb 7, 2007
    Himeji, Japan
    Change the world?

    Well, two of you have made a comment starting with a name that has changed the world. I Think Leopard can do as good! ;) Will help more maybe too. Of course, it will piss those off in hell.
  6. Tenebrous macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2008
    The South, USA
    Heh. Good point. I find it especially ironic that those most likely to take the say such things often defend their intelligence as though it were more important than anything else. Solipsism is pathetic, folks.

    On a lighter note, of course SL will change the world. Anything that happens changes the world. This reply changes the world because now the world is different than it was before.
  7. NinjaHERO macrumors 6502a


    Aug 29, 2008
    U S of A
    Did you just say that Jesus invented this operating system? :D
  8. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Hmm. :D

  9. BongoBanger macrumors 68000


    Feb 5, 2008
    Exactly. Silly article is silly.
  10. Winni macrumors 68030


    Oct 15, 2008
    Does this guy even know what he is writing about?

    Just an example:

    Well, as everybody in the business knows, you need an Exchange CAL for each mailbox, device or user who connects to the Exchange server. Snow Leopard won't be an exception to that rule.

    Ah, no, they won't. Windows users use Microsoft Outlook or the non-crippled version of Outlook Web Access to access the Exchange Server. They don't use Third Party software like Mail and iCal that nobody in the business world has ever heard of before, thus causing a support nightmare for IT staff. And Entourage won't magically benefit from the Exchange support in Mail and iCal either. It's a completely different application.

    I'm so glad that he has HEARD this. Which means: He is only parroting stuff others have told them. Besides that: In an age of terabyte hard disks, nobody really cares about six Gigabytes of storage anymore. It's one of the lamest excuses for dropping the PowerPC support in Snow Leopard that Apple has come up with.

    "Java processor". Wasn't that a chip SUN once wanted to develop, but then dropped the idea. He must be talking about the Java VM then. And he also forgets to mention that only applications that have been specifically developed to use Grand Central will benefit from any performance boosts. Your legacy applications won't magically become faster because of that new subsystem. And it might take years for developers to understand the new possibilities - and even then only a fistful of apps will truly benefit from the technology. Word processors, spreadsheets and web browsers won't be among those apps. And neither will games run any faster with

    Anyway. Enough of that. But the original question still deserves an answer: Will Snow Leopard change the world? No, it won't. It's just a small evolutionary step in the history of a Unix-based operating system. A much smaller step than the original Leopard was, and an even smaller step than the upgrade from Panther to Tiger was.

    Its only potential to change the world would be if Apple decided to change the EULA and open it to non-Apple platforms. Which, as long as Steve Jobs runs the company, is extremely unlikely to happen.
  11. macnz macrumors newbie

    Dec 17, 2008
    The headline – soz!

    I was 'clearly parroting' actually, and to make it clear, the links were in the story. Hate to say, the NZ Herald regularly changes my headlines to rile NZ PC users so they'll comment. My original headline was just 'Whatever Next?'. I don't think Smow Leopard will change the world. I do think it will be great. MW (NZ)
  12. EmperorDarius macrumors 6502a

    Jan 2, 2009
    Though the article is not very good, and Snow Leopard will certainly not change the world, it still remains years ahead of Windows.
  13. windywoo macrumors 6502a


    May 24, 2009
    Thanks for reminding me to put you on ignore Emperor.

    I'm using Snow Leopard now and it is so close to Leopard I don't think it will change anything more than Leopard did.
  14. ProwlingTiger macrumors 65816


    Jan 15, 2008
    And that would of course lead to the end of Apple.
  15. BongoBanger macrumors 68000


    Feb 5, 2008
    Not really. They both look pretty good for different reasons. Nice to see OS X finally going full 64 bit and ditching its silly threading model though.
  16. crackbookpro macrumors 65816


    Feb 25, 2009
    Om nom nom nom
    No, Leopard did. Snow Leopard will just be a nice touch. Although, I think Windows 7 is going to do wonders for Microsoft (they need it).

    I am more looking towards Adobe CS5 Master which is being created for SnowLeopard - That will be YOUR 'world changer' for artists and web developers :)

  17. ditzy macrumors 68000


    Sep 28, 2007
    Leopard did not change the world. It changed the way I feel about computers, and probably did for a lot of other people, but it didn't change the world.
  18. Povilas macrumors 6502a


    Jan 25, 2008
    Time of idiot CEOs has passed and as long people like Steve Jobs or Tim Cook run Apple no such thing is possible ;) It's the reason Apple is so successful.

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