Today was the first day of Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference (***WWDC|http://www.apple.com/server/macosx/tiger/***). In his keynote presentation, Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs discussed several new technologies coming to Apple:
Mac OS X 10.4 “Tiger” ( ***client|http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2004/jun/28tiger.html*** | ***server|http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2004/jun/28tigerserver.html*** )
Tiger is the next evolutionary step for Mac OS X. You can read about all of the cool new features at the above links, but one interesting feature is that the server version of the OS will come installed with a Blogging server based on ***blojsom|http://wiki.blojsom.com/wiki/display/blojsom/About+blojsom***. blojsom is a lightweight, Java-based blogging server inspired by blosxom. Along similar lines, Apple will also be releasing newsfeed-reading capabilities in upcoming versions of Safari. Very cool.
***30″ Cinema Display|http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2004/jun/28displays.html***
That’s just big. I want one, of course, but that’s about as far as I’m going to get towards owning one.
If you’re developing applications for the Mac OS, you’re going to want this.
Many of the new software features in XCode and Tiger are geared towards full support for 64-bit processing. That’s great news, as 64-bit capabilities were introduced when the G5 PowerMacs were released, but are not as yet fully supported. When Tiger is released, G5 owners can expect a major boost in overall performance.