Microposts from Twitter on 2008-06-07

  • @rachelbancroft is in Boise for the weekend, for our nephew’s wedding. Me and the housebears just trying not to kill each other. #
  • I told Gabe that Mom went on a plane. Now, everytime he sees one (we’re at a park near HIO), he yells “mom!” πŸ™‚ #
  • I still think I might have guess what OS X 10.6 “Snow Leopard” is for, and why it’s Intel-only. I haven’t seen anyone else guess the same… #
  • So here’s my guess: 10.6 “Snow Leopard” is for upcoming Apple mobile internet devices, with the Intel Atom CPU. #
  • Why do I think that? The Apple tablet has been rumored forever. Doesn’t make sense to do another OS X release for “full” Macs so soon. #
  • Plus, they’ve said it’s not going to have new features, only performance/security improvements. People won’t want to pay for that. #
  • And 10.6 is going to be Intel only, which would piss off PowerPC Mac users, but wouldn’t matter if it’s for an Atom MID device. #
  • So, do you think I’m crazy? Have you heard anyone else guess the same? Or do I get to say “you heard it here first!” πŸ˜‰ #
  • And the name “Snow Leopard” make sense – it’s related to Leopard for Macs, but different. #
  • It also makes sense that they’ve dropped “Mac” from the OS names (now OS X Leopard and OS X iPhone). Maybe the new thing isn’t called a Mac. #
  • I predict that the new Apple device will be announced at WWDC, but not available for several months. But devs will get the new OS to play. #
  • @davechen that Gizmodo article also says the drivers in the build are 32-bit, not 64. That’s consistent with Atom (which I think isn’t 64). #
  • I gotta go write up all this wild speculation in a blog post. BRB! πŸ™‚ #
  • @ahockley I feel silly getting all worked up about this. But WHAT IF I’M RIGHT?!!1 πŸ˜‰ #
  • Post with my reasoning why I think OS X 10.6 will be for a new class of device. Agree? Think I’m full of crap? http://tinyurl.com/5mhady πŸ™‚ #
  • @skyler well, Atom is for tiny, long battery life devices, like the EeePC and Lenovo/Aigo/Gigabyte MIDs (think tiny computers). #
  • @skyler (cont’d) What do YOU think Apple would build on that platform? I don’t know, but I can think of lots of exciting possibilities. πŸ™‚ #