My thoughts on the WWDC06

Now, I wasn’t fortunate enough to attend Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference 06, but I did watch the video of the keynote.  Before I go any further, I’d like to mention that I am both a Mac OS X fan as well as a Windows fan.  But, I have to say that I was a litle disappointed in the preview of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.  I mean, I know Mac OS X has some really great features to it that Windows needs to catch up on.  I also know that they only gave a small preview of a small subset of the new features in Leopard.  But, the entire new feature set included in Windows Vista is ridiculous!  I’m very very excited about Windows Vista, and even after seeing the preview of Leopard, I’m kinda “ho hum” about it.

One of the things that really got me was Apple’s constant references to Vista.  They talked about how much Microsoft “wasted” on Vista R&D, how much copying went on, how they’ve had feature X for years, etc.  One of the presenters even had the audacity to ask what Redmond’s been doing all this time?  Take a serious look at that list of new features above, then ask that question again.  I encourage you all to read the latest post over at the Longhorn Blogs site, “Apple Shows Off Windows Vista Envy At WWDC."  Robert McLaws does a pretty good job of summing up my frustrations as well…just a little more stern about it.

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James Burke
Frisco, TX