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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. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      What ever they come out with I'm going to want
    1. vindutch's Avatar
      vindutch -
      What's next panther or maybe cougar. Apple always has stupid names. Now there king of the jungle.
    1. coolguy742's Avatar
      coolguy742 -
      I wants osx Lion....mmmmm
    1. unlockingsky's Avatar
      unlockingsky -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      Whatever new stuff they introduce will be instantly put on my Xmas wish list i'm sure.
      Lol... Doesn't gaurantee you would get it. What about all the new apple accessories ?
    1. blueblaze4444's Avatar
      blueblaze4444 -
      Quote Originally Posted by KartRacer View Post
      Then you're living in the past. Windows 7 is much faster, has alot of awesome features, and is extremely stable (so was the free RC). You're contradicting yourself with the last line. Vista was crap because hardware manufacturers didn't do what they needed to for drivers, it had some problems of it's own, but 7 is a MASSIVE improvement. You need to upgrade to 7, XP is nowhere near as good all around and it's easy to buy an upgrade version and use it as a full install. Only reason to stay on XP is laziness or just doing it to say you did.
      Definitely. Windows 7 is a MUCH further step than XP to Vista.
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Yay, a new OS unlike Snow Leopard which had no UI changes.
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Yea but at least Snow Leopard was cheap because of that. It also removed some legacy stuff that isn't used on most current Macs.
    1. blueblaze4444's Avatar
      blueblaze4444 -
      Quote Originally Posted by johnwin View Post
      I'm using Windows 7 right now and I absolutely love it. If you're not using it then don't make any judgments. It's been very stable for me and I prefer the user interface of Windows 7 over a MAC any day. (yes, I have used plenty MAC computers. Also, I have an iphone which is why i read this forum)
      I have a dual boot of Windows 7 & Mac OS X 10.6.4 on my iMac. As much as I love the interface of Windows 7, Mac OS X just works better for me. And the one thing that has always absolutely amazed me about iDevices is syncing between OS X and iOS. Like syncing with iPhoto-Photos, Address Book-Contacts, Mail-Mail, iCal-Calendar. Or even how different applications work together on OS X. As opposed to on Windows where I have one application that manages both Mail and Contacts and doesn't help me with anything else I do and can't sync with my phone or iPod. Those who don't spend enough of their time on OS X would never understand.
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      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.
      Ubuntu does the same thing with names. And Window's pre-release names are not all that great either.

      OSX and Linux distros go through names more often than Windows because they release more versions.

      Why is it Windows 7?

      Nevermind. It is the 7th version of the NT.
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      I can't think, off the top of my head, of any UI changes that I want, except maybe the option for Apps to close completely when you click the red x, or how about custom docks in different spaces, that'd be handy
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      There are plenty of tweaks to make custom docks. Or do you want a different dock for each space?
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      I was thinking different docks for each space

      Edit: Seems it already exists http://www.apple.com/downloads/macos...ckchamelo.html

      So thats me done, I dont need 10.7
    1. KartRacer's Avatar
      KartRacer -
      Quote Originally Posted by SnowLeo View Post
      Naw its probably gonna actually be huge because people actual think *cough* windows 7 is a decent *sh*tty* OS and there was so much advertising. I think this would be a good time for cloud iTunes as well as a cloud based Time machine! (I want that so bad)
      Windows 7 is fantastic as an OS. There are some bad things about it, and some great things about it, same as OS X. Either you've never used it, you've used it just long enough to confirm your massive bias that you had before you even tried it (most likely, made up stubborn minds aren't welcome to the truth and subjective reasoning), or you're trolling. (Or I misunderstood what you meant by *cough* and ********, but I don't think I did)

      What's the advantage of a cloud based iTunes/Time Machine? I don't want to 'rent' my music so someone else can control it (unless I have a local working and DRM free copy), and I damn sure don't want Apple to come anywhere near a backup of my personal computer. There's no real use for it that I can see, and it would be so damn slow over current connections to the Internet country wide. I would be very uncomfortable with a third party having a copy of anything on my computer that I didn't send myself. Are you away from your local backup that often?
    1. 6309phone's Avatar
      6309phone -
      Windows 7 is fantastic, then Mac OS is ultra-fantastic! :-) Anyway, it's less about the OS now days.
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by 6309phone View Post
      Windows 7 is fantastic, then Mac OS is ultra-fantastic! :-) Anyway, it's less about the OS now days.
      Agreed. Both are wonderful. I just happen to like OSX better. Windows 7 is a great OS too.
    1. DisneyRicky's Avatar
      DisneyRicky -
    1. GregTheWang's Avatar
      GregTheWang -
      I need ability for custom cursors on my mac. So bad.
    1. HotTips's Avatar
      HotTips -
      Quote Originally Posted by mikerlx View Post
      Snow Leopard was a great upgrade as it actually created FREE SPACE on the HD. Also 10.5.8 is still great. However, I am on Dell Windows XP after all these years.
      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:

      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."
    1. Tizocman's Avatar
      Tizocman -
      Snow 7 on iMac
      Snow leopard on macbooks

      Sent from my iPhone using ModMyi
    1. Antman217's Avatar
      Antman217 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jaminmc View Post
      Or do like many PC users do, and don't upgrade the OS!

      I still prefer Windows XP over Vista or Win 7 any day.. Vista was nothing but a bloated piece of crap update.

      And people wonder why Apple is doing so well. At least with Apple, the OS's get better, and Stable.
      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