Apple spent a lot of time previewing features for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.
Nothing specifically music-related.
A new application programming interface called Core Animation provides operating-system-level-support for animation.
Leopard will have Boot Camp 1.0 which will enable users to install Windows XP on a Mac, and choose at bootup whether the computer loads Mac OS X or Windows XP.
Apple is working on dramatic improvements with the built-in applications that come with the OS with regard to personal information management (PIM), integrating calendars, to-do lists, email, and collaborative elements.
They are also vastly expanding on the iChat videoconferencing application and it looks like a "killer app" if you need live videoconferences in your business.
Apple has NOT announced any revision or upgrades to the Mac Book or MacBook Pro. Many people were expecting new Apple notebook computers with Intel Core 2 Duo processors (which are 64-bit). So we're still waiting on those.
Well, I can at least now have an Intel-based Apple that I really want. I can start day-dreaming again. I am a little dissappointed though, in terms of speeds offered. I was under the impression that there were faster intel chips than 3 ghz. Or is that only for PCs? It is still faster than anything we Apple users are used to, but still.
I did a "build your own" and my total, with the 3 ghz model, including 4 gb of Ram, Two 20 inch monitors, and the AppleCare program was less than $6,200. You PC users won't appreciate that, but I have been daydreaming of getting my "ultimate" system for years now. I occasionally get onto Apple's Web store and "build" my dream system, and it usually is about $13-$15k. But that has always been with EVERY extra available.
And, for this new model, if you opt for all the 16 gb of ram, the 2 TB or hard drives, the two 30 inch displays, and all the other fixin's, that is about what it will cost. But a reasonable setup (but still way more than I have ever had, in terms of power, etc) as described above ($6,200) would be more than I need. But, knowing my luck, (and the trend of my computing life), By the time I can get this technology, it will be BELOW the minimum specs suggested for whatever New Garritan Library is being released.
I just need to donate a kidney now and I'll have the dough!
MacBook Pro Intel Core 2 Duo 2.5ghz 4GB Ram OSX 10.5.8
Korg TritonLe & MAudio Oxygen 8
T3, Logic 9, DP7, K2, GPO4, Strad, Gofriller, C&MB, Finale 2010
hey everyone, I bought one of these new quad 3 ghz Mac Pro computers today with 16 gigis of ram and installed the new Universal Binary version of Digital Peformer and I opened a new project, and started to create Beethoven's 5th symphony. I started playing the four note theme for GPO's 1st violins, and the entire project was automaically finished in 2 seconds. Man those things are fast! So fast the new Macs do all the work for you before you even start. Ingenious, but if I sell my dual 2.0 ghz Mac G5 with 3.5 gigs of ram. I would only need a couple a grand for that hum dinger quad 3 ghz. dual overhead cam, 1450 horsepower with 16 cup holders and side air bags to boot... WOO HOO!