“Let’s imagine that Steve Jobs wasn’t kidding when he said he didn’t want to show Leopard’s Top Secret stuff at last year’s WWDC. He wasn’t merely having fun at Microsoft’s expense knowing full well how close Vista was coming to the look (but not feel) of OS X. He was quite serious at playing his cards not just close to his vest, but playing a bet-the-house, put-up or shut-up game of poker,” Les Posen blogs for CyberPsych.
“Let’s also imagine that a man who can turn Apple around from a basket case to one of the most admired companies (coming #1 innovator in BusinessWeek’s estimation three years running), keep OS X-on-Intel secret for years, then adapt Intel’s brains and hearts inside his laptops and desktops, really wanted to make the computing world situp and pay attention,” Posen writes.
Posen asks, “How about making Leopard able to run Windows apps without Windows?”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Possible marketing angle: “This Leopard can change its spots.”
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