What no Leopard in new iMacs?
By draks on Aug 08, 2007
Ok, the new iMacs are here and represent an incremental improvement in performance and include ilife 08 which has some very nice features but where is Leopard. Steve (and fake-Steve) we all know this is due in Ocotoberish, we've seen the Beta releases so why not include it as a free upgrade in the new iMacs? Either I buy a new iMac now and pay $129 for a sw upgrade in a month or wait and get it for free! Apple has no comment so far and I can't figure out what they are waiting for other than trying to milk the last $$ out of every consumer.
I was in SF yesterday for Linux World and took an hour and looked at the new iMacs - they were in the process of connecting them in the store so no touchy yet! They looked nice, the striking feature of course is the glossy screen. The entire plane of the screen is high gloss which is good for looking at photos as the finish makes the photos "pop", but I am a bit concerned about glare from light sources behind me.
I bought my last iMac (a G4) in December 2002 and paid just about the same price that the new ones are going for except now I can get a 2.4 GHz dual core processor and 4 G RAM rather than a 800 MHz processor and 756 M RAM! Moore's law continues to plug away at costs. Anyway, the old G4 is dog slow - so slow that it has a very hard time chomping on my 10 Meg photos so the new iMac is needed, the only question is how much longer do I wait?