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Leopard delayed until October

marc weber
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"Apple Inc. said Thursday it pushed back the release of its new operating system, Leopard, until October from its target date of June."

Ref: CNN - Apple delays Leopard; iPhone on schedule



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victor araujo
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Terrible news
I cannot wait until october. At least I hope to see a new version of macbook on june.
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I'd rather it be late than half-baked. But this is probably annoying to those that were waiting for Leopard to make a new Mac purchase.


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Ulf Dittmer
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Probably also means that Java 6 is not going to see the light of the day until October.


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marc weber
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Originally posted by Bear Bibeault:
I'd rather it be late than half-baked. But this is probably annoying to those that were waiting for Leopard to make a new Mac purchase.

Definitely! And 4 months isn't a long delay.

I would love a new MacBook Pro, but I'm trying to settle down on the hardware purchases. My PowerBook is still less than 2 years old, and I really have no need for an upgrade. So I'm planning on just the OS this year.
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Quote from http://weblogs.java.net/blog/fabriziogiudici/archive/2007/04/mac_os_x_105_de.html
With the usual arrogance, Apple has never disclosed to Java developers its official plans about Java 6, but since the latest pre-release dates several months back we have understood that the final release is bound to Leopard. This was already a questionable decision, in any case until yesterday it looked like Leopard was really close so we could live with it.

Releasing Java 6 at October 2007 means TEN MONTHS of delay with respect to Sun release. We are back to the bad habits (Java 5 was released with a huge delay too).

I don't know but sometimes I feel that Apple don't care about Java developers although they are a huge sector of Apple's stuffs.
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I don't know but sometimes I feel that Apple don't care about Java developers although they are a huge sector of Apple's stuffs.


I think it's understandable that getting on OS version out has a higher priority than getting a Java update out. The subject of Apples lag in Java releases has also been discussed here.
 
 
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