iPhone Not at Fault for Leopard Delay?
Shaw Wu, of American Technology Research, has posted a note about the iPhone and it’s OS X Leopard operating system and spreads his opinion on why Apple really delayed OS X Leopard until October.
Apple has already publically stated in a note published on its website that Leopard will be delayed until October in order for their development team to concentrate on the iPhone in order to get it out on time in late June (unfortunately I can’t locate this news item on the Apple website anymore). However, Wu believes the real reason OS X Leopard is being delayed is not because of the iPhone, but because the development team are working hard to allow Windows applications to run within OS X without the need of Windows to be installed on the system.
I don’t care so much if this is true or not because I’m more than happy to wait for Leopard, but with a great range of much higher quality software already available on the Mac, why would Mac users want some crippled Windows software functioning on there?
Some CAD, Engineering and design Software are not ported to the Mac (OrCAD in my specific Case) in some cases there are really good replacement software however some companies required specific formats. In my personal case (and i am sure is the case for many people) I can’t move to OSX until my works program can be run in there. (Boot camp and parallel are good work around however natively would be really really sweet)