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  • Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Sneak Peek Next Week


    Apple has gotten very predictable in how it schedules its rollouts, with new iPhones being released during the summer, new iPods and Macs in separate Fall events. And like clockwork, Apple just announced it will hold a media event called "Back to the Mac" on October 20 to let us know "what's new for Mac," as well as "a sneak peek of the next major version of Mac OS X." Since the graphic for the event shows a lion peeking out from behind a tilted Apple logo, it's probably safe to assume that Mac OS X 10.7 will be known as Lion.

    Not much is known about what might be announced for 10.7, which has been appearing with increasing frequency in web server logs over the past year. Rumors that 10.7 would require apps to be signed with an Apple root certificate - effectively 'jailing' Mac OS X and creating a desktop App Store - were denied by Steve Jobs. There has also been some buzz about a revolutionary new feature, "something that has never been done before and will truly amaze everyone," referred to in a job listing Apple posted a few months ago. Though the details about the change in the "very foundations" of Mac OS X were left vague in the listing, the software engineer Apple was searching for needed experience with Internet technologies and services, and especially "up close and personal experience with the HTTP protocol as well as other protocols layered atop it."

    Of course, many observers will be looking to see if the long-rumored 11-inch MacBook Air shows any sign of actually being released. Fall is the traditional time for new Mac announcements, and the Air hasn't seen a refresh in over a year. The supposed "mini" Air, which is claimed to be manufactured by Quanta Computer and feature a 32nm Intel Core processor, has been talked about for months, and may well be announced next week… if it's not total vapor, that is.

    The event will be held a week from today on Apple's Cupertino campus at One Infinite Loop.

    Source: LoopInsight
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Sneak Peek Next Week started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 56 Comments
    1. lightmaster's Avatar
      lightmaster -
      Quote Originally Posted by moon#pie View Post
      Apple would never do that and everyone knows why.

      Now it would be cool to have an "appstore" for macs where you could easily find "apple approved" applications and have an easy payment method, but not be limited to choosing from them only.
      You'd think they'd never do that for obvious reasons, but then again Apple did create a "tablet pc" and restricted everything that you could put on it. With Steve Jobs the Control Freak behind it all, you never know what Big Brother control methods they'll add to it.

      Also, I don't think I'd like an "AppStore" for the Macs, esp if Apple puts their silly restrictions on the apps, like not being able to modify backlight levels and crap.

      (BTW, awesome signature.)
    1. Electrodaktylus's Avatar
      Electrodaktylus -
      Quote Originally Posted by lightmaster View Post
      "In computer networking, a Media Access Control address (MAC address) is a unique identifier assigned to most network adapters or network interface cards (NICs) by the manufacturer for identification, and used in the Media Access Control protocol sub-layer."

      "The Macintosh, or Mac, is a series of several lines of personal computers designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc."

      Big difference between MAC and Mac, you wouldn't be reading this online right now if your computer didn't have a MAC address.
      MAC Address: [email protected]
      is that right?
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      A lot of the people saying "whatever they make I will buy" are the same people that get up in arms about being called fanboys. Just saying...
    1. jf907079's Avatar
      jf907079 -
      I'm like f**k it...I'll download the pirated version and try it anyway.
    1. lightmaster's Avatar
      lightmaster -
      Quote Originally Posted by jf907079 View Post
      I'm like f**k it...I'll download the pirated version and try it anyway.
      And that is one of the reasons OS's and software cost so much, because too may people pirate it so the devs don't make enough money off the people who buy it.
    1. se23's Avatar
      se23 -
      Who cares! I'm just thinking shall I return my iMac I just brought?
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      Quote Originally Posted by HotTips View Post
      It never FREED UP SPACE on your computer man... If just calculates the file size differently. You've always been used to that standard computer hard drive space calculation... Now, with snow leopard, they've changed it to base 10.

      Instead of 1024kb = 1mb
      Its now:
      1,000kb=1mb

      When you do that, there will be a little bit extra left on ever mb that gets "carried over to the next mb," at least from what you are used to.

      Look at your files though. All of your files just got a lot bigger, mathematically. A FAT32 hard drive can hold single files up to 4.3GB now with Snow Leopard.

      It's so screwy, and I don't like it. It's about the same as if the US Government just all of the sudden changed everything to the metric system here in the US... Yes, it makes more sense, no we won't like it right away or accept it entirely.

      When I installed Snow Leopard, I "gained" 9GB space on my drive. However, I was also using more space now too, because all of the files I had on their already, just got a bit "bigger."
      ummmm. snow leopard was 5GB smaller in size than leopard. that' what he's talking about.
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Quote Originally Posted by HotTips View Post
      It never FREED UP SPACE on your computer man... If just calculates the file size differently. You've always been used to that standard computer hard drive space calculation... Now, with snow leopard, they've changed it to base 10.

      Instead of 1024kb = 1mb
      Its now:
      1,000kb=1mb

      When you do that, there will be a little bit extra left on ever mb that gets "carried over to the next mb," at least from what you are used to.

      Look at your files though. All of your files just got a lot bigger, mathematically. A FAT32 hard drive can hold single files up to 4.3GB now with Snow Leopard.

      It's so screwy, and I don't like it. It's about the same as if the US Government just all of the sudden changed everything to the metric system here in the US... Yes, it makes more sense, no we won't like it right away or accept it entirely.

      When I installed Snow Leopard, I "gained" 9GB space on my drive. However, I was also using more space now too, because all of the files I had on their already, just got a bit "bigger."
      Fail!
    1. madczech's Avatar
      madczech -
      Quote Originally Posted by vindutch View Post
      What's next panther or maybe cougar. Apple always has stupid names. Now there king of the jungle.
      They already had panther: 10.3
    1. manickbarry's Avatar
      manickbarry -
      Quote Originally Posted by lightmaster View Post
      "In computer networking, a Media Access Control address (MAC address) is a unique identifier assigned to most network adapters or network interface cards (NICs) by the manufacturer for identification, and used in the Media Access Control protocol sub-layer."

      "The Macintosh, or Mac, is a series of several lines of personal computers designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc."

      Big difference between MAC and Mac, you wouldn't be reading this online right now if your computer didn't have a MAC address.
      LMAO
    1. tsatryan's Avatar
      tsatryan -
      Does anyone think the MacBook Pro 17" will get refreshed with this announcement?
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      it got refreshed in april, so I doubt it.
    1. tsatryan's Avatar
      tsatryan -
      Quote Originally Posted by moon#pie View Post
      it got refreshed in april, so I doubt it.
      That's what I am hoping, since my new one was just delivered today! Sold my previous pre-unibody 17" MBP, and order was placed for this one last week. Shipped direct from China, and was delivered at my home this afternoon - waiting to get hope and set it up. Interestingly, sold my old one to a friend in China, so the two probably crossed paths en route!
    1. KartRacer's Avatar
      KartRacer -
      Quote Originally Posted by Antman217 View Post
      Have you actually used windows 7 though cuz it is freakin awesome its like xp and its awesomeness mixed with a better interface than vista so it looks beautiful but also works even better than xp. the new status bar or dock i guess is what it is now is just awesome and the snap feature is just what i needed! but i still prefer mac cuz OS X only gets better unlike windows, xp>vista
      So if 7 is better than XP and Vista, how does it not get better like OSX does? You make zero sense.
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      Quote Originally Posted by Antman217 View Post
      Have you actually used windows 7 though cuz it is freakin awesome its like xp and its awesomeness mixed with a better interface than vista so it looks beautiful but also works even better than xp. the new status bar or dock i guess is what it is now is just awesome and the snap feature is just what i needed! but i still prefer mac cuz OS X only gets better unlike windows, xp>vista<7
      Uh...what? That doesn't make sense. How else does Windows 7 get better than their predecessors? New features, improvements, and stability fixes. Mac OS X upgrades do the same thing as Windows.
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Actually I don't know how Apple could improve Mac OS X for a MacBook but maybe they could for the desktop.