Posted by: Jay Dugan
Apple, Exchange 2007, Leo LaPorte, OS X, Snow Leopard, Windows 7
Apple released the latest version of its OS software, Snow Leopard and early indications are that it is no big deal. The $29 price tag may be the first clue, rather than the $129 Apple has charged for the previous version of the OS. Users report that it doesn’t look much different than the previous version, OS X.
During his weekend radio show, Leo LaPorte, a devoted Apple user, called Snow Leopard “a snow job”. He observed that aside form accessibility enhancements and support for Microsoft Exchange 2007, nothing on the surface has changed. “We don’t know what exactly has changed under the hood” LaPorte commented.
Why release Snow Leopard at this time? Maybe Apple wanted to upstage its old rival Microsoft, now in the process of rolling out Windows 7. After the initial sales spike from Apple devotees, it will be interesting to see if there is a general acceptance or if any new users are persuaded into the Apple camp by Snow Leopard. Time will tell if this is a worthwhile upgrade.