Mac OS New Years Prospects
En route to Macworld Expo, the Mac community is talking about a couple of Apple announcementsand the perennial subject of Mac OS X for x86.While much of the tech world slows down for the winter holidays, the Mac community is warming up for one of the biggest events of its traditional social calendar: Macworld Expo/San Francisco. As we move into the final heat before Steve Jobs latest revelations, Mac users are keeping the home fires burning thanks to some small but interesting announcements from Apple Computer and some intriguing speculation about what the Mac maker has up its sleeve for 2003. Among the items currently making the rounds are a couple of official revelations affecting the state of the Mac OSthe latest update to Mac OS X 10.2 and a temporary reprieve for users who want to boot their Macs out of Mac OS 9and some new twists on the longstanding discussion about the prospects for Mac OS X on the x86 architecture.
Lets aim at the easy targets first. Apple last week took the wraps off Mac OS X 10.2.3, the latest in a steady series of updates the company has issued since introducing Mac OS X 10.2 (a k a Jaguar) in August.