Archive for the ‘9A559’ category

Leopard’s Launching October 26th

October 4, 2007

[FINAL: It’s October 26th at 6 p.m. in your local time zone. Just like the national iPhone rollout. Now, don’t go getting all Ninja on me because the MacShrine links are busted. That tells me Apple did an oopsie and Luigi killed the story… I have an email into him to find out.]

[Full disclosure: My sources were very specific: Leopard will NOT be launched on a Saturday or a Sunday.]
From ThinkSecret:

Leopard poised to leap last weekend in October… on track for an October release on or around October 26, sources report.

Say it ain’t so! ThinkSecret has (at worst) a 1/27 chance at being correct. Factor out the remaining weekend days in October and they’re tracking for 1/19. Now, if their source is for grins and giggles… Phil Schiller. Well then, their odds improve to, oh, 1/17 (he is in “marketing” after all and my bookie’s not so keen on those “marketing types”).

So, there. I have every bit as good a chance at being right with my prediction as ThinkSecret does with theirs. Nanner, nanner.

October 23 it isn’t.

The 26th is looking pretty solid.

Leopard’s ZFS 1.1 Seed

October 4, 2007

Wondering when and where ZFS was going to pop up next on the Leopard scene? Wonder no more. 1.1 of the ZFS seed has appeared at the ADC (Select or Premier membership AND 9A559 seed op Leopard required).

The first thing I’m going to do is try to pool a USB drive and a Firewire drive. No reason to think this wouldn’t work according to the readme… Somehow, I think it might just not be kosher. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Anyone want to save me the time and tell me what to expect?

More about ZFS can be had at:

Scoble’s Chat with ZFS’ inventors (Lots of fun)
http://www.opensolaris.org/os/community/zfs
http://www.solarisinternals.com/wiki/index.php/ZFS_Best_Practices_Guide
http://opensolaris.org/os/community/zfs/docs/zfsadmin_0817.pdf

What To Blog About After Leopard

October 2, 2007

So, the cat’s out of the bag within the month.

What do you folks want me to write about after that? Lots of Leopard screen pix and screencasts I suppose? Whatcha want folks!? And how do you want it? YouTube? Box.net? DivX Stage6 (which I STRONGLY recommend as the delivery platform)?

I figure there are a good number of people who will hold off upgrading to 10.5 and let the early adopters take all the arrows. Happy to oblige ๐Ÿ™‚

So… What are you going to want? BTW, anyone know the codename of 10.6? Is it really Lion?

Leopard/iTunes Visualizer Video

October 2, 2007

OK, how about some early Halloween eye-candy folks?

Pixarโ€™s Lifted

Leopard 9A559 Software Update

October 2, 2007

FYI, Leopard 9A559 received an update last night via Software Updater (apparently also applies to 9A557).

I’ve just jotted off a bug report to Apple on some “things”. Not show stoppers and probably easily addressed with 10.5.1 update should it come to that. Sure would be nice to have some of the finer bits of eye candy tight and right and showing off as best it can though.

Hoping Apple will announce an actual release date soon. Wonder what Amazon’s pre-order ship date is indicating these days? Hmm…

Installing Leopard 9A559

September 25, 2007

Wouldn’t it be fun for Apple to snooker us all and launch Leopard this Monday, October 1?

Hell, might as well fan the flames of desire here a bit. C’mon, dontcha think?!

They’re calculating like that. Take for instance, the iPhone. They deliberately launched it late 2Q2007. All just to get a pop for the quarter on ye olde stock ticker (AAPL) and punch up the Q2 results.

I can see them trying to milk Q4 for everything it’s got in it with an October 1 release. Yeah, I know, it’s all blue sky speculation and tin-foil-hat tom-foolery. But, still, they’re sly like a fox that way and I could totally see them kitting up the DVDs for the past two weeks while they feed us three or four week old images throwing us off and onto a cold trail. Why would dear old Apple do that pray tell? ‘Cause they can Timmy. Cause they can.

This release has been given the back seat while iPhone an AppleTV took center stage for the first half of 2007. As of 9A559 Leopard’s tight. REAL tight (especially Server). I’ve been using the latest greatest as my production machine for two solid weeks. So, it wouldn’t shock me in the least if Apple came out swinging for a full Fourth Quarter performance. Get this right and get it tight as a drum before the holiday season, gin up word of mouth and I see AAPL posting some mighty fine numbers on unit sales all the way around. Leopard has the teeth in it to drive some killer innovation across their product lineup (iPod, iTunes, iPhone and of course Macs).

New Leopard Seed 9A559

September 21, 2007

If you’re one of my fellow ADC buddies out there… 9A528d just appeared on ADC.

I’m betting this is the last seed we see as developers prior to GM. Beware, there is an interesting matter of a new updater. Login. You’ll see…

[EDIT: Well, shut my mouth! 9A559 sure came out fast! Wonder if this is “the one”? Given the late date… it’s all but certain we won’t see Leopard at the Apple Store on Monday… I’d love to be wrong on that one btw. Apple might just want a full Q4 for Leopard sales… Hmmm.]