WWDC 2006 started
... with keynote
Steve Jobs and other Apple managers. I was a bit disappointed by announcements in his
presentation. I expected the announcement of Core 2 Duo upgraded MacBook Pro line :-(
The online Apple store was closed during the presentation, and it was a bit slow after it was opened
again ;-) Mac Pro
was announced (fastest Mac ever ;-). It
can be configured - e.g. 16GB of memory will cost you the same as two fully equipped MacBook
Leopard will support 64bit applications (together with 32bit apps) and virtual desktops
(finally!), Time Machine (versioning filesystem?), Boot Camp and TODO items in Mail. Will be
available early next year.
To sum up: I only appreciate virtual desktops, because I already use them for about 10 years
for Mac OS X also for Intel machines...
Much more interesting news is that VMWare announced
development of OS X version of their products. And as Microsoft announced
they won't port Virtual PC to
Mac OS X, they probably expect VMWare to use the same politics about Player as on other
systems. What about Parallels? ;-) It will be interesting to watch the battle...