Originally posted by Ensign PulverI think the non-announcement of a Panther shipping date at Paris is evidence that it will actually be released very soon. If 10.3 is coming out sometime in October, then Steve wouldn't have been able to breathe a word of it during his Powerbook intro.
"New Aluminum Powerbooks available today, but Panther's coming out Oct 17th."
Nobody would have bought one right away of all they had to do was wait less than a month to get 10.3 pre-installed. I know I wouldn't have ordered mine if Steve had given me a firm, near-term date for Panther.
Bottom line: Panther's coming soon.
I think the opposite is true. With Jaguar, it was previewed on July 17th, and the release date was announced with the disclaimer that a 10.1 -> Jaguar update would be available for all Macs sold between the announcement and the ship date for $20.
With Panther, they haven't even announced a ship date. Do you think they'll do the same thing again or something different? I really don't know. Maybe Panther is different enough from Jaguar that Apple really doesn't want people doing update installs (which is what the updater CD is for).
So, I don't know if it's a sign that it'll come out soon or late, I'm just throwing in an observation. Personally I think it'll still be a couple months but maybe I'm just cynical.
Originally posted by 666
I didnt wait, don't understand why you would? I'd rather get the 2nd or 3rd revision of a new OS in case it's a bit messed up.
What? It's easy to update the software in case there are problems, that's why everyone is on 10.2.6 or 10.2.7 and not 10.2.0. It's not so easy to update hardware for problems.