snow leopard

  • Snow Leopard videos for good times OK dance!

    Hey, party people, let’s go nuts OK? Der Snow Leopard is out and it’s sehr gut! Not many changes to be seen, but the techno music in the background makes this the best beta version OS X demo video I’ve seen all morning. Read More

  • Another reason we can't wait for Snow Leopard

    Another reason we can't wait for Snow Leopard

    Ah, a clean install of Mac OS 10.4. Loverly. Think I’ll just download the latest nightly Minefield build and… MOTHER OF GOD! Read More

  • OpenCL, specced in just 6 months, is ready for Snow Leopard

    OpenCL, specced in just 6 months, is ready for Snow Leopard


    How long does it take to create a standard in the tech industry? Let’s put it this way: we’re still waiting for the final word on videotapes (die, Betacam, die). So when you hear that a universal interface between applications and computing hardware has been hammered out in six months, you better be impressed. A team with members from NVIDIA, AMD, and Intel among others has… Read More

  • Snow Leopard, she is coming in Q1 2009

    Snow Leopard, she is coming in Q1 2009

    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. Read More

  • The Onion sums up OS X Snow Leopard and Windows 7 sentiments

    The Onion sums up OS X Snow Leopard and Windows 7 sentiments

    Both Microsoft and Apple have important operating system releases dropping soon in OS X Snow Leopard and Windows 7. If previous experiences have taught us anything, the tech crowd will cheer at the minor feature bumps Steve Jobs announces and grumble at anything out of Redmond. The Onion did a fine job compiling some of the expected features and comparing it between the two upcoming… Read More

  • Snow Leopard's 64-bit aspirations

    Snow Leopard's 64-bit aspirations

    If the last time you talked about how many bits something had was when you got a Super Nintendo, you’re probably as puzzled as I once was about the whole shift to 64-bit computing. Isn’t that the computing power of a Jaguar, not a Snow Leopard? No, silly goose. It’s very technical and I don’t pretend to understand it all the way, but essentially the 32-bit architecture… Read More

  • Snow Leopard screens trickle out: Safari has mysterious 'Save as Web Application' menu item!

    Snow Leopard screens trickle out: Safari has mysterious 'Save as Web Application' menu item!

    The first shots of Snow Leopard, Apple’s new operating system that should be here in about a year, are now starting to appear online. On a German site, of all crazy things! Anyhow, the biggest news from the released screen shots is the existence of a mysterious “Save as Web Application” menu item in Safari. What this does is save the Web site—let’s say Gmail… Read More

  • Snow Leopard won't support PowerPC Macs

    Snow Leopard won't support PowerPC Macs

    Snow Leopard, or OS X 10.6, went out to developers at WWDC yesterday, and one glaring aspect that worries some is the fact that 10.6 is made specifically for Intel-based Macs, meaning that G5 won’t run it. In fact all PowerPC-based Macs are left out in the cold. This was bound to happen, though, as Apple’s switch to Intel processors has been complete for many months now, but this… Read More

  • Snow Leopard, the next version of Mac OS X, will be light on new features

    Snow Leopard, the next version of Mac OS X, will be light on new features

    Somewhat lost in the iPhone 3G hype/madness yesterday was Apple’s announcement of the next version of Mac OS X, to be called Snow Leopard. The big news: rather than promise wiz-bang new features along the lines of Spotlight or Time Machine, Apple says it will focus on “enhanc[ing] the performance” of the operating system. Says an Apple senior vice president: We have… Read More