The delay of Leopard

Now that Apple has let the cat out of the bag and admitted that Mac OS X Leopard is to be late, people should:
1. Realize that the Mac is not in the center of the Apple business anymore and therefore they should lay off their Mac-centric zealotry.
2. Realize that software slips, it happens, and lay off Microsoft and their late Vista.

In other words, take life as it comes and don’t point fingers to “protect” your Mac, or your Linux or your whatever. Shit happens, deal with it, it has nothing to do with Apple, or Microsoft or Red Hat being “evil” or “incompetent”. It just has to do with business and circumstances so there is no reason to be a zealot about anything. Live a balanced, objective life.


Jeff Rollin wrote on April 13th, 2007 at 3:35 AM PST:

You’re right that Apple are no longer Mac-centric anymore. Which is a damn shame.

However, it’s not like Apple have been keeping Mac users waiting with Leopard for seven whole years. Nor have Linux users been waiting that long for the new release of any distribution.

Secondly, in a world where you get people accusing others of “zealotry” just for supporting [Insert Your Least Favourite OS Here], neither “zealotry” nor the appearance of zealotry is going away anytime soon.

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Eugenia wrote on April 13th, 2007 at 6:58 AM PST:

Vista was not delayed for 7 years. It was about 1-2 years that it was delayed. And it actually makes sense, as Vista is a monster compared to OSX or a Linux distro.

Richard wrote on April 13th, 2007 at 7:44 AM PST:

Why update if something works well, anyways. :-P

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Eugenia wrote on April 13th, 2007 at 7:53 AM PST:

Hmm, maybe because it doesn’t? I was never happy with Bluetooth on the Mac for example. I want A2DP, I want internet sharing, I want AVRCP, I want HSP/HFP support etc. And there are a lot of areas that OSX can be better anyway.

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Eugenia wrote on April 13th, 2007 at 8:50 AM PST:

Well, Windows supports them fully, and Linux so-so. It has to do about wireless audio mostly. I have blogged about A2DP countless times (you can search about it on this blog).

Richard wrote on April 13th, 2007 at 8:41 AM PST:

Quite honestly, I have never heard of those acronyms before.

Richard wrote on April 14th, 2007 at 1:15 AM PST:

Oh, you mean wireless headphones and stuff. :-)

KCorax wrote on April 14th, 2007 at 3:03 AM PST:

Actually xp is terribly more complicated than OSX too. For a very in depth analysis of the features new to the Vista core you can read russinovich on the vista kernel p1 p2 p3

papo wrote on April 14th, 2007 at 10:35 AM PST:

Vista is a monster compared to Linux or OSX …in what terms?
Technically? Eventually there are using the WinXP core…

Jeff Rollin wrote on April 15th, 2007 at 1:38 AM PST:

“Vista is a monster compared to OS X or a Linux distro”

Excuse me? “A Linux distro” – particularly the ones for recent Windows refugees, or Debian – installs enough software to make the the range of Windows options, in those areas where Linux software exists, look pathetic.

And ok, so Vista was only “delayed” for a couple years. Nevertheless it still took six years to get from XP to Vista. Not even Debian has equalled that record, and they take the time to make their distro work.

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Eugenia wrote on April 15th, 2007 at 1:42 AM PST:

Jeff, you are not getting this right. It is part of the plan for MS to have OSes every 5-6 years. MS tries to please businesses, and so it does NOT make sense to have new major OSes every 2 years like OSX has done so far. Even Mac OS X will be slower to update these days because it has reached stability now.

As for Linux being more complex that Vista, remember that it is easier to put a Linux distro together than putting Windows. Linux is MADE to be modular, Windows is one big thing that everything has to work perfect. From that point of view, Vista becomes a monster, not from the actual code of view.

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