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WWDC banners tout OSX Leopard at Moscone

updated 06:00 pm EDT, Thu June 5, 2008

WWDC banners at Moscone

As the World Wide Developers Conference ramps up in San Francisco, banners are appearing at Moscone West, touting "OS X Leopard: The world's most advanced operating system". While the statement appears simple, it is curious to note the absence of the word "Mac" before OS X Leopard, since Apple does not usually mince words when it comes to its brands. The WWDC begins with Steve Jobs' keynote on June 9th, and is expected to be the launch platform for the 3G iPhone, and many other software-related announcements. [via Crunch Gear]

by MacNN Staff





  1. Geobunny

    Joined: Dec 1969


    no poking fun

    The lack of the "Mac" moniker makes sense to me as the iPhone runs OS X but it's not a Mac. I suspect it's an attempt to make devs realise that if they're developing for the Mac, they're actually developing for OS X and can therefore produce apps for the iPhone too.What I find more intriguing is that they're not poking fun at Redmond this year - I wonder if they're taking a more sombre approach to things these days.

  1. SubPop

    Joined: Dec 1969


    OS X Leopard..

    Could be the impending death of Linux (otherwise known as Apple releasing all of OS X as open source)..

    Ahh.. one could only wish..

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969



    So why is it a picture of a SNOW leopard? Perhaps you refer to the rumored 10.6 by inference.

  1. ibook_steve


    Joined: Dec 1969


    OS X licensing?

    Hopefully this does not mean OS X licensing, but that could be a possibility.

  1. 3dAnimation

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Not too observant...

    The poster further back reads "OS X iPhone." Seems they reinforcing the strengths and diversity of OS X.

    Comment buried. Show
  1. MyRightEye

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Who the flying f*ck wrote this c***? APple has not called it Mac OS X on major advertising for 5 years or more. Go write a gossip column.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    open source idiots

    Apple will not be open-sourcing Leopard, Tiger, Panther, etc. They've got too much money tied into it, and too many products that revolve around it, to open source it and allow other device makers to use all their work to make an iPhone or mac replica that solves all your immediate problems, "Well, it doesn't run OS X, so it isn't a competitor".

    And I'm sure those thinking about Apple opening the Leopard to run on all PCs are also those who claim the beauty of Apple is the tie-in they have to the hardware.

    But to this:
    Oh to have OS X on a PC without all kinds of hacks... what a dream that would be.

    Maybe not hacks, but right now it can run only on limited hardware due to limited driver support. You're not running it on any ol' Dell with some fancy video card if there's no video card drivers for the card. Or mobo drivers to support the on-board components.

    And it would just kill Apple hardware sales, as many people would opt for cheap hardware over Apple's more expensive stuff (you know, the ol' "How come you can't get a 15" mac laptop for less than $2000???" argument.)

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