Can’t wait for the next iteration of OS X? Well, it’s coming in Q1 2009 which means you still have about 2 more months to sit on your hands and think happy thoughts. Apple’s Director of Engineering of Unix Technologies Jordan Hubbard said that the OS would launch Q1 2009 which places it in the January-March timeframe.
The new version should have improved multi-core and GPU support and considerably smaller application footprints. No major UI changes are expected, however, so this next version will definitely not have a Start menu.