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Topic: Mac OS X 10.6

Microsoft denies Apple had influence on Windows 7 design

11/12/2009, 07:11 am

After a Microsoft official was quoted as saying that the "look and feel" of Windows 7 was inspired by Mac OS X, Apple's rival to the north has officially retracted the statement.


Apple releases Safari 4.0.4 with security flaw patch

11/11/2009, 04:11 pm

Apple Wednesday afternoon released an update to its Safari Web browser, addressing a vulnerability that could allow an image file to exploit Macs with older software.


Microsoft official admits Windows 7 design inspired by Mac OS X

11/11/2009, 02:11 pm

When it looked to redesign its dominant operating system after the struggles of Windows Vista, Microsoft reportedly turned to Apple's Mac OS X for the "look and feel" of Windows 7.


Apple releases Mac OS X 10.6.2 with guest account bug fix

11/09/2009, 04:11 pm

Apple's second update for Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6.2, was officially released Monday afternoon, fixing a number of issues including a guest account bug that could potentially delete a user's account data.


Windows 7 tops Vista software sales, lags behind in hardware

11/06/2009, 08:11 am

Microsoft's heavily hyped Windows 7 debut was a success for the Redmond, Wash., company in terms of boxed software, which saw a 234 percent increase over Vista, though PC hardware sales slowed.


Psystar sells $50 software hack to run Snow Leopard on PCs

10/22/2009, 04:10 pm

Mac cloner and enduring litigant Psystar has rolled out a new $50 application that will allow certain Intel-powered PCs to run Mac OS X.


Apple seeds new Mac OS X 10.6.2 beta with guest account glitch fix

10/16/2009, 02:10 pm

Apple Friday sent its third beta release of the forthcoming Mac OS X 10.6.2 update with fixes for QuickTime, iChat, and a widely reported guest account glitch that could delete user data..


Apple's Snow Leopard bests Windows 7 in speed tests

10/16/2009, 08:10 am

When both Mac OS X 10.6 and Windows 7 were tested on a MacBook Pro, Apple's new operating system clearly beat Microsoft in terms of speed, a new test has shown.


Apple plans Mac marketing blitz around Windows 7 launch

10/15/2009, 10:10 am

Apple plans to counter the upcoming release of Windows 7 with advertisements that will lambaste the upgrade process from Windows XP, and portray Macs as more secure.


Snow Leopard guest account bug deletes user data [u]

10/12/2009, 01:10 pm

Reports of a potentially critical Snow Leopard bug that can erase a user's account data have continued to surface since the operating system's debut [Updated with Apple official comment].


Apple seeds second beta of Mac OS X 10.6.2 to developers

10/09/2009, 05:10 pm

Apple has seeded its developers with a second beta release of its Mac OS X 10.6.2 update, which incorporates numerous fixes for a wide variety of issues.


Mossberg: Windows 7 narrows the gap with Apple's Mac OS X

10/08/2009, 11:10 am

Walt Mossberg of The Wall Street Journal has given Microsoft's Windows 7 a glowing review, noting that Microsoft's latest operating system is still behind Apple's Mac OS X, but not by much.


Apple seeds Mac OS X 10.6.2 to developers with dozens of fixes

10/05/2009, 09:10 pm

A pre-release build of the next update to Mac OS X 10.6 was seeded to developers Monday, bringing a long list of changes, fixes and tweaks.


Steve Jobs' wealth shrinks; Mac online share grows

10/01/2009, 09:10 pm

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is revealed to be the No. 43 wealthiest American with a net worth of $5.1 billion; and since the launch of Snow Leopard, the share of Mac OS X machines online has grown 5 percent.


Steve Ballmer: Safari a 'rounding error,' Mac losing market share

09/30/2009, 09:09 am

Microsoft executive Steve Ballmer went on the offensive against Apple in a recent interview, stating that Windows has gained market share on OS X, and that the browser Safari is a "rounding error."


Bargain price boosts Apple's Snow Leopard to swift sales start

09/17/2009, 11:09 am

With sales twice as high as Leopard and four times better than Tiger, Apple's new operating system, Snow Leopard, is off to a tremendous start, new sales figures show.


Inside Mac OS X Snow Leopard: Malware Protection

09/07/2009, 06:09 pm

Apple has enhanced the warnings Snow Leopard users get when directly downloading or opening disk images containing files known to be malicious. This article, the fifth in a series looking closer at some of Snow Leopard's well-known but often misrepresented or misunderstood features, examines what this really means for Mac users and their relative security.


Inside Mac OS X Snow Leopard: Exchange Support

09/05/2009, 07:09 pm

Windows Enthusiasts like to spin Apple's support for Exchange on the iPhone and in Snow Leopard as endorsement of Microsoft in the server space. From another angle, Apple is reducing its dependance upon Microsoft's client software, weakening Microsoft's ability to hold back and dumb down its Mac offerings at Apple's expense.


Inside Mac OS X Snow Leopard: GPU Optimization

09/04/2009, 02:09 am

As jingle-pundits desperately try to denigrate Snow Leopard as a "Service Pack," Apple's new operating system reference release actually expands the reach of the Mac platform in several important and under-reported new directions. Here's the third in a series looking closer at some of Snow Leopard's well-known, but often misrepresented or misunderstood features.


Alleged first Snow Leopard OS X 10.6.1 details revealed

09/03/2009, 09:09 pm

Less than a week after Snow Leopard saw its official release, Apple has already supplied some developers with a beta of its first update, and supposed details are now beginning to come to light.