“Apple Computer showcased its Leopard operating system, due out next year, to the cheers of software developers gathered for a major conference,” AFP reports.
“Rival Microsoft, whose software powers 90 percent of the world’s computers, plans to release its own new operating system, Vista, in January,” AFP reports. “Apple executives taking part in the demonstration lampooned software colossus Microsoft and the delayed release of Vista.”
“Jobs told the receptive audience that some Leopard features were going to be kept secret because ‘we don’t want our friends in Redmond to start their copiers any sooner than necessary,'” AFP reports. “‘If you can’t innovate, I guess you imitate,’ Apple vice president of software engineering Bertrand Serlet said as a picture of an obese Elvis Presley impersonator was displayed on a wall screen behind him. ‘But it is never quite as good.'”
AFP reports, “Macintosh computers were gaining market share on Microsoft-based PCs, Jobs said, noting that Apple shipped 1.33 million in the last fiscal quarter. ‘I am very impressed at the rate with which Apple introduces new technology into its operating system,’ said Mark Taylor, an engineer at Software Imaging Ltd. of Oxford, England.”
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