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Back To The Mac Event Scheduled For This Week: OS X 10.7 And New MacBook Air?

Back To The Mac Event Scheduled For This Week: OS X 10.7 And New MacBook Air?

A lot of people wondered what would happen to Apple once they became Apple, Inc. and not Apple Computer. Many thought that this signaled the end of the Mac computer, with Apple to now focus primarily on the iPhone, iPad and other accessories and small devices. But Apple's computer sales have consistently risen since the iPhone's introduction, proving that Apple may have changed their name but they didn't forget about their towers and laptops.

Apple still refreshes their hardware line about as infrequently as any major company. Some people love the tactic, and others cannot stand it. But recently, Apple really has turned a deaf ear to their computer line. This year, all we've heard about is the iPhone 4, the iPad and a brand new line of iPod devices. Not one single major mention of the computer line has been made. Apple even branched out and created a trackpad, but no computer talk.



Now, it's finally time to go Back to the Mac. This Wednesday, Apple will hold a press event in California where they will potentially talk about the next incoming version of Mac OS X as well as some form of computer. The icon shown here was included with the press invite, hinting that OS X 10.7 (Lion?) would be a major topic of discussion. OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard is only a year old, which makes talk of 10.7 seem somewhat premature. But we are guessing that the OS won't actually ship at this event; it'll simply be introduced and teased.

On the computer side, there is far more room for debate. Is the thin aluminum sheet evidence that a refreshed MacBook, MacBook Pro or MacBook Air is coming? Or does it signal the introduction of an entirely new Mac machine? Maybe even a Mac netbook? All will be revealed in just a few days -- what do you think Apple will bring to the table before the important Q4 season?
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You misspelled event in the title :D.

Well maybe when im going to college will i give mac a chance to enter my life :). but now i'll use windows for gaming :).

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Fixed.  And don't bother with a real mac.  You read HH--build a Hackintosh. :)

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I'm letting my Mac go to one of the kids. I don't really use it enough to justify keeping it when Matt needs one for college. So I just may build a Hack'nstank sometime next year, just to see how it works out.

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Apple commands around a 50% market-share at US colleges and universities.

A Hackintosh might sound like a deal, except for the fact that you won't be able to apply updates, like security updates. Also, one of the reason Macs are more secure is that there are fewer vectors for attack, since their ware fewer hardware variations and one current version of the OS at anyone time; OSX Server is the same OS with modules added on, unlike Windows where it's another OS all together under the hood.

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ChangeWave: Apple primed for most explosive holiday season in company history

http://macdailynews.com/index.php/weblog/comments/27611/

"The manufacturer most responsible for the surge in laptop demand is Apple, with 36% of planned laptops buyers saying they’ll purchase a Mac – a huge 11-pt jump since our previous survey of a month ago (Oct ’10)," Carton and Golub report. "The chart shows how dramatic a rise that actually is."

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Time for a Mac App Store.

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Snow Leopard is only a year old but it is an update for a two year old operating system. So Apple is trying to cut out all the old code no longer needed and make the needed code more efficient.

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I just transferred over from having windows all my life. I still have my top of the line windows desktop though, I can't really replace it; I've grown to attached, with all the upgrades and meddling I've done with it. As for my new MBP, I'm finding it hard to get things done. I suppose It will get better as I get more familiar with the OS and it's applications. I'm still glad that apple hasn't completely about faced on it's computer line. I'm looking forward for the coverage for the coming Mac event.

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Will do Marco. I will keep that in mind when i need a laptop for college :)

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I think building a laptop hackintosh is a bit harder than on a desktop model Inspector, although it can probably be done.

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indeed it is a bit early for them to release a new OS so soon. 

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