> Eric Smith <eric-s-smith at comcast.net> wrote: macrumors.com is today > reporting a story, originating from > arstechnica.com, that OS X 10.6 will be named Snow Leopard and, > as some of us have previously guessed, will be Intel-only. > The release is expected at Macworld in January 2009, and is > said not to contain any major new features but to focus on > "speed and stability." > > This strategy makes sense to me from Apple's point of view. > It has been clear that Apple has been on an accelerated pace > to end their commitment to backward-compatibility. Abandoning > Classic mode in 10.5 and artificially restricting its installation > to G5 and a subset of G4 systems was a death knell for PPC in > general. To accomplish that with a minimum of fuss from the > user community, what better way than to release a "feature-less" > upgrade that simply drops PPC support? PPC users can be told > just to stick with Leopard without losing any functionality. > Then by the time 10.7 comes around, everyone will already be > accustomed to the fact that PPC is no longer supported. > > Eric S. I for one am not giving up on PPC, no matter what Apple does. I'd sooner be using a used G5 tower ten years down the road than use an Intel machine, and I don't care if Apple calls it a Mac. It'll never be a Macintosh - just a Wintel box with an Apple logo. Blech >:P Eric W.