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    Mac OS X 'Snow Leopard' to Focus on Performance, Quality

    Post by blade on Mon Jun 09, 2008 6:02 pm

    http://www.macrumors.com/2008/06/09/mac-os-x-snow-leopard-to-focus-on-performance-quality/

    During the Worldwide Developer Conference Keynote today, Apple previewed OS 10.6 "Snow Leopard." True to rumors, the release will focus on performance rather than new features.


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    We have delivered more than a thousand new features to OS X in just seven years and Snow Leopard lays the foundation for thousands more, said Bertrand Serlet, Apples senior vice president of Software Engineering. In our continued effort to deliver the best user experience, we hit the pause button on new features to focus on perfecting the worlds most advanced operating system.

    A new technology called "Grand Central" will make it easy for developers to create programs that take full advantage of the power of multi-core Macs. Also introduced is Open Computing Language (OpenCL), which extends the computing power of the GPU to any application written with OpenCL commands. Snow Leopard will also raise the software limit for RAM to 16 TB.

    Also introduced is Quicktime X, which "optimizes support for modern audio and video formats resulting in extremely efficient media playback." Safari will also be receiving an optimized Javascript rendering engine (previously rumored) that will increase performance by 53%.

    Beyond speed enhancements, Snow Leopard will also include out-of-the-box support for Microsoft Exchange 2007. Apple is aiming for the software to ship in "about a year."


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    Re: Mac OS X 'Snow Leopard' to Focus on Performance, Quality

    Post by krypto on Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:05 pm

    but he never said if it had powerpc support
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    Post by blade on Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:11 pm

    didn't say. i'm sure we'll find out sooner or later


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    Post by krypto on Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:13 pm

    yeah, i think 'snow leopard' is like setting up the next version of mac, os x 10.7 to have better quality w/a lot more features
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    Post by blade on Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:04 pm

    we'll find out. but you don't know any more about it than i do


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    Post by krypto on Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:28 pm

    here's an aticle about it from apple
    http://www.apple.com/macosx/snowleopard/?sr=hotnews?sr=hotnews.rss
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    Post by blade on Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:44 pm

    cool. can't wait to hear more


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    Re: Mac OS X 'Snow Leopard' to Focus on Performance, Quality

    Post by krypto on Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:31 pm

    yeah, me too
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    Post by blade on Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:43 pm

    hopefully we will soon


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