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11-18-2009, 05:25 AM #1
Apple Getting Busy on Mac OS X 10.7 to Combat Win7
Apple isn't letting any grass grow beneath them in terms of future operating system upgrades.
While most of us are still acclimating to Snow Leopard, Mac Rumors is reporting information today that could soon have us preparing to familiarize ourselves with yet another new version OS X.
Evidence has surfaced that Apple is already working on the next version of OS X, presumably to be designated Mac OS X 10.7. The information comes from an entry posted earlier today in a database of changes to the open source "launched" framework, which oversees booting of Mac OS X and administers processes running on the system.
Particularly exciting to some, the '47' suffix indicates that Apple is up to something, though there is no way of telling how long it will be until the upcoming OS refresh will be formally unveiled. But when it does finally arrive, grand expectations await - particularly since the last OS upgrade didn't pack a big enough "wow" factor for a lot of Apple fans.
While 10.6 incorporated many "under the hood" changes, however, some have speculated that we may see more radical end-user changes in 10.7.
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11-18-2009, 06:08 AM #2
combat? whats there to combat? win7 is great but its no osx.
11-18-2009, 06:11 AM #3
The real WOW, will start now. (Once the new OSX is out)
11-18-2009, 06:22 AM #4
Erm, Apple have always started development on the next Mac OS X soon after a major release. Plans for the OS stretch years into the future.
11-18-2009, 06:23 AM #5
Yeah...um the next version of OSX will not be competing with Windows 7.
It'll actually be competing with Windows 8. That would be like saying Windows 7 is competing with Leopard (not Snow Leopard). This title doesn't make any sense, but at least the body of article does.
11-18-2009, 06:23 AM #6
I will be waiting
11-18-2009, 07:01 AM #7
Yeah... whats there to combat? Apple has a WORKING OS and Microsoft doesn't. Thats what it comes down to. I don't care what kind of bells and whistles Microsoft puts on their new OS's the bottom line is that Apple has a good product and Microsoft doesn't.
After Vista my faith in Microsoft = 0%
I am now an Apple customer for life.
I would rather spend more on something that I know will work then get a deal on something that breaks all the time. My computer that natively runs Vista had 3 major crashes with absolutely no provocation from me, the last of which I had to send the CPU back to hp - Its wasn't hp's fault, it was Microsoft's.
Case and point - Microsoft shot itself in the foot and pushed every Windows user that was on the fence to violently fall on the Apple side.
11-18-2009, 07:33 AM #8
Typical Apple fanboy response, and you blaming a hardware problem on software reveals how much your opinion is worth. I run both OSX (iMac and hackintosh) and Win7.
Last edited by MikePA; 11-18-2009 at 07:47 AM.
11-18-2009, 07:34 AM #9
I have a Dell PC with Windows XP and love it and a MacBook Air with Snow Leopard 10.6.2 and love it. Whats the point in all this competition if they work? Besides why would anyone speculate 10.7 when how many years did Leopard exists like 4-5 years? I doubt we see 10.7 for at least 4 years from now.
11-18-2009, 08:02 AM #10
Thus the war begins....useless.
11-18-2009, 08:07 AM #11
newsflash .. sun rising tomorrow morning after setting tonight ...
how is this news .. ? unless apple has decided to not release any more osx's of course they are working on the next one already ...
11-18-2009, 08:09 AM #12
already 10.5 beat windows 7 by miles! :-D
11-18-2009, 09:31 AM #13
They haven't even managed to master 10.6 and they're doing this.. okzzz.
I was just using Win7 on my Macbook, I'm accustomed to OS X but Win7 is extremely solid. I would be using it now via Bootcamp if it would just partition my drive.
11-18-2009, 09:42 AM #14
Great, but i wonder what the new features will be...I hope all computers become touch sensitive...
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11-18-2009, 10:57 AM #17
10.7 better be free cause I just pay for the Snow Leopard
11-18-2009, 11:23 AM #18
11-18-2009, 11:36 AM #19
apples snow leopard isnt competing with windows7 its dominating. remember snow came out before 7. sounds like a trailing effect.killall Terminal
11-18-2009, 11:42 AM #20
Win7 takes the win of Coarse