10.6 Snow Leopard

Mac OS X Snow Leopard. Core innovation.

The New 10.6 which is said to come out some time next year. Will Include a lot of new updates like Multi Core Processing, Full 64 bit Support, New features to their Media and Internet line. Full Microsoft Exchange Support, and Open CL, Plus a lot more that Haven’t been mentioned.

A Quantum Leap.

Since 2001, Mac OS X has delivered more than a thousand innovative new features. With Snow Leopard, the next major version of the world’s most advanced operating system, Mac OS X changes more than its spots, it changes focus. Taking a break from adding new features, Snow Leopard — scheduled to ship in about a year — builds on Leopard’s enormous innovations by delivering a new generation of core software technologies that will streamline Mac OS X, enhance its performance, and set new standards for quality. Snow Leopard dramatically reduces the footprint of Mac OS X, making it even more efficient for users, and giving them back valuable hard drive space for their music and photos.

iMac and MacBook Pro

Microsoft Exchange box

Microsoft Exchange Support

Snow Leopard includes out-of-the-box support for Microsoft Exchange 2007 built into Mail, Address Book, and iCal. Mac OS X uses the Exchange Web Services protocol to provide access to Exchange Server 2007. Because Exchange is supported on your Mac and iPhone, you’ll be able to use them anywhere with full access to your email, contacts, and calendar.

Multicore

“Grand Central,” a new set of technologies built into Snow Leopard, brings unrivaled support for multicore systems to Mac OS X. More cores, not faster clock speeds, drive performance increases in today’s processors. Grand Central takes full advantage by making all of Mac OS X multicore aware and optimizing it for allocating tasks across multiple cores and processors. Grand Central also makes it much easier for developers to create programs that squeeze every last drop of power from multicore systems.

Open CL

64 Bit

64-bit

To accommodate the enormous amounts of memory being added to advanced hardware, Snow Leopard extends the 64-bit technology in Mac OS X to support breakthrough amounts of RAM — up to a theoretical 16TB, or 500 times more than what is possible today. More RAM makes applications run faster, because more of their data can be kept in the very fast physical RAM instead of on the much slower hard disk.

QuickTime logo

Media and Internet

Using media technology pioneered in OS X iPhone, Snow Leopard introduces QuickTime X, a streamlined, next-generation platform that advances modern media and Internet standards. QuickTime X features optimized support for modern codecs and more efficient media playback, making it ideal for any application that needs to play media content.

Because Snow Leopard delivers the fastest implementation of JavaScript to date, web applications are more responsive. Safari runs JavaScript up to 53 percent faster with Snow Leopard.*

OpenCL

Another powerful Snow Leopard technology, OpenCL (Open Compute Library), makes it possible for developers to efficiently tap the vast gigaflops of computing power currently locked up in the graphics processing unit (GPU). With GPUs approaching processing speeds of a trillion operations per second, they’re capable of considerably more than just drawing pictures. OpenCL takes that power and redirects it for general-purpose computing.

Apple iPhone 3G Announced!

Yes infact its true the new iPhone is announced. With 2 brand new sleek models the 8Gb and the 16Gb priced at just $199 and $299. Keep the exicement coming because it is coming soon, July 11th 2008. So set your watches. It is in 2 Colors Black and “White”?. I always thought they were running away from white I guess its back and more glossier that before. More After the Break.

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2012: The Internet Ends

06/02/2008Every significant Internet provider around the globe is currently in talks with access and content providers to transform the internet into a television-like medium: no more freedom, you pay for a small commercial package of sites you can visit and you’ll have to pay for seperate subscriptions for every site that’s not in the package.

Almost all smaller websites/services will disappear over time and multinationals who are used to using big budgets to brute force their content into every media outlet will finally be able to approach the internet in the same way.

This well-known illustration of why

we need net neutrality turns out to be very close to the truth:

What can we do?

Internet providers have realized that the only way to not lose massive amounts of customers over this is to make sure there are no alternatives, that’s why all major Internet providers are currently making agreements and planning to switch simultaneously somewhere in the year 2012. This is currently all going on under very strict NDA’s (Non-Disclosure Agreements) because the last thing they want is the masses speaking out against it.

We were able to uncover this information because we have been well-known net neutrality activists for longer than a year now and over time have we’ve gotten in contact with many high-profile industry insiders. We will continue our activism and the I Power website serves as a platform for joining forces, sharing ideas and spreading awareness.

It’s our responsibility to spread the word, use any sort of political or media contacts you may know. The more awareness there is, the more impossible it’ll be for Internet providers to make this switch. Let’s make sure that by 2012, ISP’s won’t even dare think about doing anything that goes against the principles of net neutrality.

More info…

Net neutrality has been a much debated issue for several years now and there have been many lawsuits in cases where an Internet provider blocked access to a certain competitor’s site or simply crippled download speeds on services that they felt were using up too much of their bandwidth. But this new information that has now been confirmed by inside sources from major ISP’s and content providers gives us a far bleaker vision of what the future of Internet freedom will look like if we don’t take action in every way we can.

Why is this happening? The entire media and marketing industry is losing its grip on the upcoming generations of Internet-minded consumers. Statistics show that traditional media is losing popularity as the Internet continues to grow drastically every year. And the Internet is a completely different place: consumers aren’t passive any more and advertisements don’t have the same psychological effect they normally have on television. Internet users are very active and focused: they only go to the sites and services they want, and with an infinite amount of alternatives, users simply switch to something else if one service becomes too commercialized with annoying advertisements.With this in mind, it’s no surprise that the past 6 years the industry has secretly been planning a ‘take-over’ to secure the Internet as a purely commercial playground.

Spread The Word

But there is hope… More and more people are becoming aware of the importance of net neutrality and now that we have uncovered what the industries have been plotting, it’s not just about big corporations forming shady agreements, it’s about what they will say to their users who will demand an explanation from their providers on what will happen to their access in 2012. As long as there are alternatives, we can pressure those providers who admit to being against net neutrality and favor those who take a stand and choose to give their users their freedom even after 2012. We can keep pushing for net neutrality laws and we can start spreading awareness on a massive scale to make sure that ISP’s think twice before signing anything that’ll go against the freedom that made the Internet into the important open medium that it is today.

It’s our responsibility, spread the word and use any sort of political or media contacts you may know. Let’s make sure that by 2012, ISP’s won’t even dare think about doing anything that goes against the principles of net neutrality.

Multi Touch Comes to OSX

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Lux is an experimental framework that brings full screen multi-touch to OS X. As you can see in the video above it allows a quasi-iPhone like experience in OS X. The project is scheduled to go live in June. Over at Gizmodo they have an interview with the developer, Christian Moore, who talks about the project and how it was built. Next thing you know we will have 3-D multi touch like Iron Man. This is amazing. A bunch of you are probably wondering what the song is called, well HERE it is

Mac Desktop in Entertainment

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Mac is probably the most user friendly OS. So friendly it has been made into a music video featuring the song Again & Again By “The Bird and Bee” available HERE. Using every part the OS in this video. Photoshop, Stacks, Time Machine. See how many things you can spot.

Psystar Exposed

 

Psystar isn’t playing to nice with their customers so Gizmodo decided to send some of their people to investigate. Things seem to be a little fishy, like changing your address not one time but three times hmm.

We will see if this thing is real or not when people buy these and we will see what Apple has to say about this.

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OSx86 Project, is disappointed by Psystar

Well Guess what, the wannabe mac makers Psystar, has more than one licensing issue with the Open Computer. The company didn’t get permissions from developer of the OSx86 Project.Netkas, who developed the EFI emulator Psystar is using, posted up a blog entry yesterday calling Psystar “liars” and has re-released his code under a license that specifically forbids commercial usage. We chatted briefly with Netkas and he told us that not only did Psystar take his code without permission, it’s using other code from the project like the NVInject graphics patch developed by Gotoh, and that he contacted Psystar when he learned about the Open Computer with no results. We also talked to several other members of the OSx86 scene who believe that Apple is tolerant of (and even subtly assisting) their efforts, and are worried that the Psystar flap might end that relationship and bring the hammer down — after all, there’s no Psystar without OSx86.

Who would make commercial use of OSx86, when you weren’t the one who developed it. I used to think this company was great. Not anymore they are liars, they didn’t make any thing from the EFI to NV INJECT and didn’t give permission for this.

Hackintosh Going Commercial?

Well, I have been using a Hackintosh for quite awhile and seems like the company Psystar, they’re going commercial, by having to types of models the Open Computer(used to be named Open Mac) like the Mac Mini and the Open Pro, like the Mac Pro.

Here is what they have to say about their products.

Open Computer: The Smart Alternative to an Apple
Why spend $1999 to get the least expensive Apple computer with a decent video card when you can pay less than a fourth of that for an equivalent sleek and small form-factor desktop with the same hardware. Sometimes reinventing the wheel is a good thing. The Open Computer can work for new Mac users and Mac geniuses, alike.

New to Mac: I Want a Mac
You don’t need to spend an arm and a leg to get the full OS X Leopard experience. Apple’s Mac Mini is completely stripped and still expensive. Why would you want a stripped-down computer, anyway? You asked for a good and inexpensive computer that can run OS X and we answered with the Open Computer which is
less expensive than even the cheapest Apple computer out now faster than most Apple computers out now
running arguably the best operating system available ready to run out of the box when you purchase it with Leopard included. If you buy Leopard with your Open Computer we’ll install it for free.

Experts and Geniuses: I Want a Hackintosh
This is a great opportunity for the experienced user. With the Open Computer you can run a Vanilla kernel for the genuine Leopard experience get under the hood and really see what makes OS X tick run Mac Pro equivalent hardware at Mac Mini prices develop device drivers and applications specific to OSx86

Prystar Corps: Open Computer (OpenMac)