I’m developing some pretty thick skin after returning to the Apple platform. My DTLT colleagues who had been using Macs, continue to chide me for not using them sooner. Believe me, I will always keep my guard up when it comes to Apple. However, as many have said about democracy, it isn’t perfect, but it’s better than everything else. The same applies to Mac OS X.
I do get excited about new gadgets, gizmos, and software, so I am very excited about the new Snow Leopard (Mac OS version 10.6) operating system. Two very specific reasons come to mind. The first reason makes the upgrade a “when can I give my credit card number to someone” type of decision. QuickTime X. It is essentially QuickTime Pro, which let’s you edit and export video to all kinds of formats, but especially to h.264. QuickTime Pro has also always been a $29 upgrade, so now that the upgrade to Snow Leopard is $29, it’s like you’re upgrading to QuickTime Pro and getting a free operating system update.
The other reason to upgrade is one that is specific to UMW and that is our recent upgrade to a Microsoft Exchange Server. The new Mail client that will ship with Snow Leopard will directly support Exchange. In addition, the iCal and Address Book apps will sync as well.
Now let the snide comments from my colleagues begin 😉