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1. Editor's Note: John Welch On Keynoters At Apple's WWDC
For anyone expecting truly radical groundbreaking features out of the 2007 Apple Worldwide Developer's Conference keynote, it would be correct to say they were ... disappointed. It was a somewhat muted keynote compared to some other ones, with most of the features Steve Jobs talked about being things he'd talked about last year. However, I think it would be a bit of an exaggeration to say it was a complete failure.
There was the somewhat expected bit with the PC/Mac guys at the beginning of the keynote, and the standard "Look, lots of users!" bits. Paul Otellini had a nice quote about how "working with Apple has been one of the best things to happen in my career ... one of the best things to happen to Intel." While not a particularly interesting point from a technical point of view, it does show that, at least in public, the relationship between Apple and Intel is still strong and on good terms, unlike the former relationship between Apple and IBM over the G5.
Jobs talked about Leopard and 10 of its features. Now, the truth is, there are a lot more new things in Leopard, but a lot of them are going to be things that Jobs will never talk about in a keynote. I was honestly shocked the year he mentioned NTLMv2 support in Mac OS X 10.4. He looked rather surprised to be talking about it as well. However, I will agree that the rehash of last year's keynote was a bit underwhelming.
The new Desktop is interesting. The translucent Menu Bar is one of those "will it be readable, or will it be one of those better not done?" kinds of things. I do like the flat black Apple Menu; I find it easier to see -- it's just better contrast. How it will look with a black background, that's another story. The changes to the Dock's appearance look like, "Well, we had to do something new; let's do this." I don't think it will make the Dock haters not hate the Dock, nor will it make the people who like the Dock start to hate it. But it doesn't look as though it will impinge on usability.
Read more of Mac guru John Welch's take on WWDC, and look out for a second post later today.
PC Population Predicted To Surpass 2 Billion By 2015
While it has taken 27 years for the industry to reach 1 billion PCs, the next billion will be take considerably less time because of advancing technology, lower prices, and global demand, Forrester Research said.
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