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Apple Unveils Snow Leopard
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Sounds good to me. I would probably pay $29 for QuickTime X. Cool

I'm sure you can still pay $20 for a QuickTimeX Pro license!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smithcraft wrote:
I'm sure you can still pay $20 for a QuickTimeX Pro license!

I think it's going to be hard charging $20-$30 for almost the same price as the entire ball of wax. Apple should just let it go and make QuickTime X the same as the pro version. It's long overdue anyways.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am totally excited about Snow Leopard now. I didn't expect to see all the new features or "refinements" as they say. The new Expose features alone look handy. September can't come soon enough for me.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I enjoyed watching the demos of Snow Leopard in action from the keynote. I really only have one question now. What are you guys going to do with the extra 6GB of space on your hard drive? Smile
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Not only that, but if upgrading to Snow Leopard is only 29$US, people like me won't wait for it to be released and will buy a (new) machine right away.

However, since my Core 2 Duo Mac mini and 12" PowerBook are both running fine... no point in upgrading. The hardware I mean. I'm upgrading to Snow Leopard as soon as it comes out. Very Happy


Same here, though, still owning a Powerbook G4 it's a pity I can't make THAT faster...(maxed out memory and 7200 rpm drive already)
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Intel only...that kinda sucks for me. I still use my trusted G5.... Crying or Very sad
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Intel only...that kinda sucks for me. I still use my trusted G5.... Crying or Very sad


Yeah, bummer, but hey Leopard is still cool, no? Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yeah, bummer, but hey Leopard is still cool, no? Cool

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Why? Apple has said over and over that 10.6 is really just an update/upgrade for 10.5, and that it's not a major overhaul of the system, as previous versions have been. 10.7 could easily go back to being $129.

I understand, but it's still a boxed version of their latest and greatest operating system. The next version would have to include a substantial list of new features to justify the differnce in price. And like I said before, keeping the price low also puts more pressure on Microsoft. Now, I don't think that 10.7 will necessarily cost $29, but it could be more in line with the price of iLife or iWork. I just think the days of $129 may be over.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dare Microsoft to match this price for Windows 7 Home Premium to Vista users.
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Rightondamark wrote:
Smithcraft wrote:
Why? Apple has said over and over that 10.6 is really just an update/upgrade for 10.5, and that it's not a major overhaul of the system, as previous versions have been. 10.7 could easily go back to being $129.

I understand, but it's still a boxed version of their latest and greatest operating system. The next version would have to include a substantial list of new features to justify the differnce in price. And like I said before, keeping the price low also puts more pressure on Microsoft. Now, I don't think that 10.7 will necessarily cost $29, but it could be more in line with the price of iLife or iWork. I just think the days of $129 may be over.


i'm guessing apple saw the economy tank last year and made a smart decision to release 10.6 lite and charge a minimal price to existing leopard users.

Again it is not availble even for $129 to Tiger users...you must bundle it into a $169 package. So I would assume 10.7 would be back in the $100 arena.
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I dare Microsoft to match this price for Windows 7 Home Premium to Vista users.

That isn't good enough. They should be giving away Windows 7 with a Zune HD for free to anyone that forked out their hard earned cash to buy Vista. Steve Balmer should also hand deliver this new stuff and offer up an apology. Smile
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MacScout67 wrote:
I dare Microsoft to match this price for Windows 7 Home Premium to Vista users.

That isn't good enough. They should be giving away Windows 7 with a Zune HD for free to anyone that forked out their hard earned cash to buy Vista. Steve Balmer should also hand deliver this new stuff and offer up an apology. Smile


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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devo wrote:
Sounds good to me. I would probably pay $29 for QuickTime X. Cool

I'm sure you can still pay $20 for a QuickTimeX Pro license!

It wouldn't be the first time. Smile

Have they said anything about the Pro version yet?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 2:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bet we don't see it for that price in the UK.
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