Originally Posted by Lorre
For christ's sake people, should lighten up!
It's not so bad here, but on a lot of other website people ar whining about SL to no end.
1) We don't know how much Apple will charge for Snow Leopard, IF ANYTHING.
i think that it is safe to say that it will be the same $129 as the last few times. that seems to be the standard price.
what we don't know is what we'll get for that price. the release was guessed at a year from now. and while the focus is performance and trimming the fat (according to Steve and gang) that doesn't mean that that is all they are going to do. if someone has a brilliant idea between now and then that will add value to the package, it's not likely to be offhandedly disregarded because they aren't going to add any features at all no matter what.
that said, a major overhaul is not nothing. think of it like flipping a house. yes you can just window dress it and make it look pretty but tearing down the walls and replacing poor insulation, or fixing poorly done wiring or old pipes, those things add real value. you don't see the value until you get the bills for less electricity used etc but it is there.
2) If the under the hood changes are really as big as they appear to be, they'd just have to add an updated UIand then they might've just called this OS11 and nobody would whine but would just be super excited.
3) If they will charge and you don't like the price, DON'T BUY, it's not like your Leopard machine will suddenly stop working. Most apps still work fine on 10.4 now, a lot even still work on 10.3. If you feel you're missing out on something with 10.6, then I guess IT IS worth the upgrade price...[/QUOTE]