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WWDC Aftermath, Little Shock & Awe

Well WWDC Apple announcements are over and what are we left with? Some cool stuff, but nothing earth shattering in my mind.

New Mac Pro’s do sound sweet, but I’m not in need of a Pro machine. My iMac works wonders! New Xserves too, again, not my area of expertise.

The Leopard features were not as big as I was hoping for. Apple claims to be holding out on some of the new features until later so they don’t get copied. I can understand that and I’ll wait, no problems there. However, the new Time Machine backup utility looks amazing. How often will it be used though? If we don’t backup now, why would we in the future? It’ll be interesting to see it in action and I hope it’s as cool as it sounds.

The new Spaces, aka virtual desktops, looks great too. However, there are some great virtual desktop applications already and they are not as useful as I think they should be. Maybe Apple’s will be even better.

The other updates to Core Animation, Spotlight and Dashboard don’t seem that great, but maybe as I read about them more I’ll get excited. iChat advancements look sweet, but are they more than just eye candy? Mail also got a few nice upgrades, but they seem more like fluff than anything. Thunderbird seems to be advancing faster than Apple’s mail.

Overall, nothing too exciting yet. I’ll surely rush out to get Leopard, but I hope there are some more great advancements that Apple is holding out on.

(Still jealous of anyone who is there though. ;))

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1 Response

  1. Daniel says:

    It was obvious that Apple was holding out to keep the “Redmond photocopiers” from getting a head start to try and update piece-of-a, I mean Vista. It was enjoyable to watch macumors live updates on my Dell PC at work — nothing like a virtual slap in the face to the machine I have to use at work. 🙂 I truly look forward to the many new things that Leopard has but not shown. A huge one is the likely integrationg of GIS/mapping technologiees into the OS — long overdue as so many GIS and all GPS companies (except Garmin whenever they get to it) blow off Mac. Agree, the Mail updates was cool but the iChat stuff was SLICK!

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