links for 2009-9-1: Snow Leopard Review; iPhone ad; iPhone and Business; Sony OEMs Chrome; Browser Market Share
By kevinschmidt on Sep 01, 2009
- Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: the Ars Technica review - A bit long, but worth the read if you have the time. A few worthwhile quotes:
- Regarding no license keys or requiring that Leopard already be installed: "But Apple's decision is a refreshing change: rewarding honest people with a hassle-free product rather than trying to punish dishonest people by treating everyone like a criminal." Agree 100%.
- "QuickTime Player has learned another new trick: screen recording. The controls are limited, so more demanding users will still have a need for a full-featured screen recorder, but QuickTime Player gets the job done."
- "In the screenshot above [sorry, you'll have to imagine it], you'll notice that none of the minimized windows appear in my Dock. That's thanks to another welcome addition: the ability to minimize windows "into" the application icon. You'll find the setting for this in the Dock's preference pane."
- Who thought desktop OS X would get hand me downs from the iPhone? "Snow Leopard's headline "one new feature" is support for Microsoft Exchange. This appears to be, at least partially, yet another hand-me-down from the iPhone, which gained support for Exchange in its 2.0 release and expanded on it in 3.0."
- LEAKED: New iPhone Commercial - Very cute. And no, I don't expect this one to show up on TV :)
- Product spotlight: iPhone 3GS for business users -
- Google seeks OEMs for Chrome browser; Sony signs on - A natural and expected thing given their past history of getting default search in various places to point to Google.
- Internet Explorer posts largest loss since '08; Firefox, Chrome, Safari gain -"In the last 12 months, IE has lost 8.6 points of browser share."
- eBay finds its Skype exit and it's probably for the best - It never seemed like a good fit.