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Steve Jobs is… the Snow Leopard

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Daniel Eran Dilger

Is Steve Jobs the Snow Leopard at night? A reader supplied this artwork (click to enlarge), which makes me think of Bruce Wayne as the dark knight Batman. … Windows 7 costs how much!? Switch on the Snow Leopard signal!

Reader assignment: create other figures of the tech industry as super hero/villains. Steve Ballmer as the Penguin and Bill Gates as Joker spring to mind. Or perhaps Ballmer should be… Longhorn?

[update] Reader Carl Maniscalco envisions the Snow Leopard’s arch nemesis: Mr. Longhorn.

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August 29, 2009   8 Comments

Podcast: Snow Leopard & Windows 7

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Gene Steinberg of the Tech Night Owl invited me to talk about Snow Leopard and Windows 7. You can tune into the live stream Thursday August 27 at 6 PM PST, or listen to podcast episodes via iTunes, and subscribe to the Tech Night Owl RSS feed at:

The Tech Night Owl LIVE with Gene Steinberg

Recent episodes:

July 30, 2009, Windows 7, netbooks, and the Apple tablet.
July 9, 2009, Mozilla and Opera fight to make Ogg Theora the official codec of HTML 5.
June 18, 2009, Microsoft Enthusiasts
May 21, 2009, talking about Windows 7
March 19, 2009, talking about the iPhone 3.0 SDK
February 26, 2009, covering the Apple stockholder meeting
January 8, 2009, covering Apple’s last Macworld Expo

Earlier episodes I’ve participated on:

Oct 16 08
Oct 2 08
July 31 08
June 12 08
May 1 08
Mar 20 08
Jan 31 08
Jan 3 08
Nov 8 07
Sep 20 07
Aug 9 07
Jun 14 07
Apr 26 07
Mar 1 07
Jan 11 07

August 27, 2009   8 Comments

Why Windows 7 isn’t competing with Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Daniel Eran Dilger

Windows Enthusiasts are working hard to compare Windows 7 against Snow Leopard. The problem: there’s no intelligent or rational basis for doing so.

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August 26, 2009   48 Comments

Snow Leopard gets richer, thinner, cheaper than Windows 7

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

After trying to beat back the Mac’s increasing encroachment into the PC world with ads focused on price, Microsoft’s club has been picked up by Apple to give Windows 7 an embarrassing pummeling in terms of price.

Snow Leopard gets richer, thinner, cheaper than Windows 7
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June 9, 2009   16 Comments

Apple begins stress testing iPhone 3.0 push notifications

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Apple this week enlisted the services of the Associated Press and called upon many of its iPhone developers to help stress test its new Push Notification service slated for delivery in iPhone 3.0.

Apple begins stress testing iPhone 3.0 push notifications
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May 18, 2009   1 Comment

Snow Leopard’s Boot Camp to support HFS+ under Windows

Daniel Eran Dilger

The next version of Apple’s Boot Camp utility, shipping with Mac OS X Snow Leopard, will enable a natively-installed Windows partition to read HFS+ Mac partitions, sources say. [Read more →]

May 9, 2009   3 Comments

Apple opens developer forums to Snow Leopard discussion

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Signaling an new open approach to its operating system development plans, Apple has announced new threads for discussing the forthcoming Mac OS X Snow Leopard operating system on the developer forums available to Apple Developer Connection Premier and Select members.

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May 8, 2009   No Comments

Snow Leopard Server to offer low cost, secure mobile access to iPhone

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Apple will leverage the popularity of the iPhone to deliver business users new Mobile Access services in Snow Leopard Server to securely deliver corporate email, contact, calendar, and intranet web services to iPhone and iPod touch users far more cost effectively than Microsoft Windows Server.

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April 24, 2009   1 Comment

Text to get smarter in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, expected this summer, will deliver a variety of advanced text related features across all applications that use Core Text, according to people familiar with Apple’s plans.

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March 6, 2009   No Comments

Netbooks killing off sickly Windows PC sales

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

PC sales are in free fall as the weak demand for Windows desktops and full-size notebooks in a poorly performing global economy is being compounded by an influx of low cost netbooks, which are gobbling up the remains of profitability in the PC industry.

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February 16, 2009   20 Comments

Snow Leopard Server to ramp up scalability and performance

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Building upon Mac OS X Snow Leopard’s aim to improve overall performance for Mac desktop users, Snow Leopard Server will similarly seek to improve scalability and reliability for Mac server users. That is particularly evident in improvements to its email and directory services.

Snow Leopard Server to ramp up scalability and performance
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February 13, 2009   6 Comments

iPhone Push Notification Server tied to Snow Leopard Server

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Despite licensing the proprietary ActiveSync Exchange Server protocol from Microsoft for use with the iPhone, Apple is building its own Push Notification Server for messaging services in both the iPhone and Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server using open, interoperable standards.

iPhone Push Notification Server tied to Snow Leopard Server
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February 11, 2009   2 Comments

Snow Leopard’s QuickTime may pack Pro features at no cost

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
An architectural overhaul to Apple’s QuickTime media software due as part of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard may ship with a media player that bundles once-premium features at no cost.

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February 10, 2009   4 Comments

Apple’s Snow Leopard to load printer drivers on demand

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
As part of Apple’s plans to help trim the footprint of Mac OS X Snow Leopard, the new system will cease the customary installation of several gigabytes of printer drivers and instead load only the files necessary for existing devices, relying on Software Update to obtain new drivers in the future as needed.

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February 9, 2009   5 Comments

Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server to pioneer ZFS ahead of desktop

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Prince McLean, AppleInsider
Apple’s expanded support for ZFS will premiere in Snow Leopard Server before trickling down to the desktop version, according to sources familiar with the company’s plans.

Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server to pioneer ZFS ahead of desktop
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February 9, 2009   6 Comments