When Steve Jobs demo'd Mac OS 10.5 (a.k.a. "Leopard") at last year's Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference (WWDC) on August 7, 2006 he deliberately kept many of its major features "top secret." Jobs justified the secrecy by saying that he didn't want "our friends to have to start their photocopiers any sooner than they have to." Apple even went so far as hanging banners in Moscone West that taunted "Introducing Vista 2.0" and "Hasta la Vista. Vista." Now that Vista has shipped I think that Apple should be the one starting the photocopiers.
The Apple Core
Apple technology keeps gaining respect in the executive suite, with businesses and in the data center. Jason O'Grady and David Morgenstern deliver critical news and penetrating analysis that managers need to succeed.
Jason D. O'Grady
Jason O'Grady is a journalist and author specializing in mobile technology. He has published six books on Apple and mobile gadgets and his PowerPage blog has been publishing for over 18 years.
David Morgenstern has covered the Mac market and other technology segments for 20 years.
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