August 2009 Archives

27
Aug

In a August 26, 2009 report, Gartner authors Michael A. Silver and Matthew W. Cain take the stance that native support for Microsoft Exchange 2007 support in Mac OS X Snow Leopard will spur end user demand for Macs in the enterprise.  The note however that although Macs will be more easily used in the enterprise, Macs will not necessarily replace Windows-based PCs in many organizations.

25
Aug

Amazon has lowered  the pre-order price of Mac OS X Snow Leopard (version 10.6), the new version of the Mac operating system that will be officially released on Friday August 28, 2009.  Amazon has the following versions: Single User Upgrade is now $24.99 (down from $29), Family Pack Upgrade $43.99 (down from $49), Mac Box Set $149.99 (down from $169), Mac Box Set Family Pack $199.99 (down from $229) and Server $444.99 (down from $499).

24
Aug

The Apple online store is now accepting pre-orders for Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Snow Leopard Server (Mac OS X version 10.6) and lists a delivery date of August 28th.  Versions available include single client version ($29), family pack ($49), Mac Box Set ($169), and Mac Box Set Family Pack ($229).

17
Aug

All Things Digital has reported that Apple will be conducting a media event on Wednesday, September 9th in San Francisco. The venue is most likely the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts a setting where Apple has previously announced iPod and iTunes updates.

17
Aug

On Monday August 17, 2009 Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster suggested that Apple will sell upwards of 2.8 million Macs in the current fiscal quarter (Q4 2009), a period that covers July, August, and September.

17
Aug

Amazon is accepting pre-orders for the next version of the Mac operating system, Mac OS X Snow Leopard.  Amazon has the following versions: Upgrade ($29), Family Pack Upgrade ($49), Box Set ($169), Box Set Family Pack ($229) and Server ($499). 

17
Aug

Microsoft recently announced that the company will be releasing Office 2010 for Mac (the replacement for the current Office 2008 for Mac) in time for the 2010 Holiday season.  New to the suite will be 'Outlook for Mac', a version of Microsoft's Outlook program that is available on Windows.  Outlook for Mac will replace Entourage, the current email application in the Office for Mac suite of applications.