Originally Posted by Abster2core
All Core 2 Duo's are 64-bit. I believe so are G5's
Yes, but G5 can not run Snow Leopard.
Originally Posted by TiAdiMundo
Oh my god...
First: how you know that Snow Leopard will be cheaper than Windows 7? When you buy a new PC you will get a FREE upgrade to 7 soon. And even owners of old PCs can buy 7 and improve their system without buying new hardware. Snow Leopard only runs on the newest hardware (as you mentioned).
What's bad of delivering a free preview version of Windows 7 to customers? I smell envy here.
"Many" users got to downgrade to XP? Many? Where? This was only a very special deal for enterprise customers from some suppliers. And mostly only for netbooks. Show me a < $ 300 netbook that runs Leopard officially, please!
Apple is rewarding its loyal customers? What? Charging for every single major update even for features that should have been there since 10.0 like the innovative (!) Put Back button in the trash?
Why is it so difficult for the author to find proper arguments? There are a lot if you just try to think yourselve instead of repeating what Apple says on a marketing event.
Here are some more questions to ask: when will the Mac see great speech recognition, powerful handwriting recognition (not only for single Chinese characters), Blu-Ray support, full out-of-the-box TV viewing and recording or a resolution indepentend UI like Vista delivers for 2 years now?
I don't see the benefit of being uncritical to Apple.
Actually, it's not free. A lot of the money you pay in a computer, goes to Microsoft, and not for the hardware. If you go to Dell, make the same XPS m1330 system, one with Ubuntu Linux, another with Windows Vista (64-bit), and you change the specs on the Windows accordingly -- these are the prices: Windows Vista Home 64-bit, 1,288, Ubuntu 1,064. You'll paying a little over $200's. BTW, I did add stuff, like Office, because Ubuntu actually comes with a full office suite thats actually pretty rock-solid. It's called Open Office, you should try it (it actually works best on Linux, truthfully). So is it free? No, you pay for Windows every time you buy a new computer (and so do with Mac's, too).
Originally Posted by MacTripper
Supposedly, Windows 7 will be a free upgrade to Vista, call it Vista SP 2 or 3...(really)
Apple is possibly countering a M$ attack with their $29 upgrade price for Snow Leopard.Very few folks pay $300 for Vista.
Yea, I'm one of them, Ultimate too (what was I thinking?), so I get Windows 7 free supposedly, if and when VMware gets updated for it.
It and XP just lies around wasting drive space, except when I need to impress or help a PC loser by using Spaces for each running OS.
Ubuntu isn't bad, gets updated often, lots of small free programs too. It's no OS X, but a good choice for a low powered netbook and boy is it cheap!
Well, first off, Microsoft can't afford to do that. They really can't. They really only make money with OS sales, it's what they do. But I do hope Windows 7 is cheaper this time around. And Ubuntu is rock solid man. It really is. But Ubuntu (like all Linux) loves it's ram. It's just the truth. But hey, every OS loves their RAM these days -- especially Windows.
Originally Posted by allblue
I would have thought it was obvious why their marketing department came up with the 'Windows 7' moniker. They knew it would be coming out soon after 10.6, and quite some time before 10.7. This suggests, on a subliminal level, that their operating system is one step ahead of Apple's.
Thats actually quite interesting.
Originally Posted by emadams1980
Fixed Vista? Yeah, they want you to think they have. I beta tested Win7. Crashed my laptop 3 times on install, then once I finally got it work, I didn't find any "fix" to the OS. Still had every problem in the book.
I know a Mac fan who loves Windows 7.He switched to Mac when he discovered how bad Vista was. And come on, it's beta, every beta is buggy in one way or another.
And now on to the original post... Leopard is not my favorite OS, nor is it my least. I have found Leopard to be slower in some ways to Tiger, but I think it's mainly I only have 1GB of ram, and Tiger ran better with less RAM. However, even though my computer is three years old, running Leopard on it's bare requirements, my wife's brand new HP laptop, with 4GB's of ram, a faster 64-bit processor (yes, I ensure it was Windows Vista 64-bit)....is slower then my computer. It's slower booting up, it's slower doing day to day things. It locks up a lot. Even more then my Leopard. And, btw, my RAM is DDR2, not 3 (as is her's). So, really, my computer should be slower -- but it's not. She even has an AMD -- which is leads better then Intel -- and her computer can't out do mine. It's just sad.
I can't wait till I upgrade to Snow Leopard. Bet it will be even faster.
OH, and yes it only works on Intel processors now (aka, newer machines), but a good amount of Intel Macs are around, and the people on PowerPC's (the majority of them) haven't bought a new mac in less then three years (assuming their PowerPC is their only Mac), and it's even cheaper now to buy a Mac -- so it's a great time to upgrade.
Plus we Mac users enjoy our faster computer, even though PC junkies love to say Leopard is a RAM hog (which it may be). But then, why does my computer run circles around my wifes HP? Hmmmm....