Ep. 7 – Snow Leopard and Windows 7

Episode 7 takes Allen and Mike on a bit of a detour. With Snow Leopard just released and the Windows 7 release available to partners, we take a tour of the new features of each with fellow Improver Leo Sakhvoruk. The feature lists are long and so is this episode.

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Topics:

– Snow Leopard Features
– Snow Leopard and Win 7 compared
– Windows 7 Features

Links to sources:

Snow Leopard
– Photoshop problems: http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/512/cpsid_51229.html
– Apple’s info on SL changes: http://www.apple.com/macosx/refinements/
– A bit of detail on the services menu changes and how to take advantage of them: http://www.macosxautomation.com/services/
– A very long Ars Technica review of SL: http://arstechnica.com/apple/reviews/2009/08/mac-os-x-10-6.ars

Windows 7
– MS’s feature list: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features
– Notes on enterprise adoption (BitLocker info): http://searchenterprisedesktop.techtarget.com/news/article/0,289142,sid192_gci1360566,00.html
– Info on video memory: http://www.techarp.com/showarticle.aspx?artno=645&pgno=3
– A (somewhat old) article on backward compatibility promises: http://gizmodo.com/5070219/giz-explains-why-windows-7-will-smash-vista

Contacts:

– Leo: http://improvingworks.com
– Mike A. (@mikeabney): http://practicallyagile.com
– Allen (@allenhurst): http://ahurst.com

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