“The reviews for Apple’s latest Operating System, OS X Snow Leopard, have been written. And, well, they’ve missed the point,” Brian Caulfield writes for Forbes. “Most have noted that Snow Leopard offers a few new features, performs a little quicker and then go on to spend a few hundred words delivering the written equivalent of a shrug. ‘It isn’t a big breakthrough for average users,’ The Wall Street Journal’s Walt Mossberg writes.
Caulfield writes, “Here’s the breakthrough: Apple’s OS X, Snow Leopard, which goes on sale Friday, uses less code than its predecessor to do the same job. It’s a remarkable act of discipline that has broken a decades-long trend toward ever more bloated operating system software… [Plus] the user experience has also been refined in scores of small ways that users will be stumbling upon for months.”
Caulfield reports, “‘There are a lot of users who wish vendors would perfect the gazillion features that are in an operating system rather than adding more features that they won’t use,’ says Michael Silver, an analyst with market research firm Gartner. Wish granted.”
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