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Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2008 21:01:46 -0400 (EDT)
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Laurent S.

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 | Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2008 16:41:20 -0700
 | From: MacTech News Moderator <MacTech-News@...>
 | Subject: [MTNews] Apple Previews Mac OS X Snow Leopard to Developers
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 | Apple Previews Mac OS X Snow Leopard to Developers
 | SAN FRANCISCO--June 9, 2008--Apple today previewed Mac OS X
 | Snow Leopard, which builds on the incredible success of OS X
 | Leopard and is the next major version of the world's most
 | advanced operating system. Rather than focusing primarily on
 | new features, Snow Leopard will enhance the performance of
 | OS X, set a new standard for quality and lay the foundation
 | for future OS X innovation. Snow Leopard is optimized for
 | multi-core processors, taps into the vast computing power of
 | graphic processing units (GPUs), enables breakthrough
 | amounts of RAM and features a new, modern media platform
 | with QuickTime X. Snow Leopard includes out-of-the-box
 | support for Microsoft Exchange 2007 and is scheduled to ship
 | in about a year.
 | "We have delivered more than a thousand new features to OS X
 | in just seven years and Snow Leopard lays the foundation for
 | thousands more," said Bertrand Serlet, Apple's senior vice
 | president of Software Engineering. "In our continued effort
 | to deliver the best user experience, we hit the pause button
 | on new features to focus on perfecting the world's most
 | advanced operating system."
 | Snow Leopard delivers unrivaled support for multi-core
 | processors with a new technology code-named "Grand Central,"
 | making it easy for developers to create programs that take
 | full advantage of the power of multi-core Macs. Snow Leopard
 | further extends support for modern hardware with Open
 | Computing Language (OpenCL), which lets any application tap
 | into the vast gigaflops of GPU computing power previously
 | available only to graphics applications. OpenCL is based on
 | the C programming language and has been proposed as an open
 | standard. Furthering OS X's lead in 64-bit technology, Snow
 | Leopard raises the software limit on system memory up to a
 | theoretical 16TB of RAM.
 | Using media technology pioneered in OS X iPhone, Snow
 | Leopard introduces QuickTime X, which optimizes support for
 | modern audio and video formats resulting in extremely
 | efficient media playback. Snow Leopard also includes Safari
 | with the fastest implementation of JavaScript ever,
 | increasing performance by 53 percent, making Web 2.0
 | applications feel more responsive.*
 | For the first time, OS X includes native support for
 | Microsoft Exchange 2007 in OS X applications Mail, iCal and
 | Address Book, making it even easier to integrate Macs into
 | organizations of any size.
 | *Performance will vary based on system configuration,
 | network connection and other factors. Benchmark based on the
 | SunSpider JavaScript Performance test on an iMac 2.8 GHz
 | Intel Core 2 Duo system running Mac OS X Snow Leopard, with
 | 2GB of RAM.
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 | source as MacTech Magazine, <http://www.mactech.com>.