Apple PR Overview of Snow Leopard

They say “no new features”, but what they really mean is no new user-visible features. Grand Central Dispatch (a new and very intriguing approach to multi-core parallel programming, and which includes an extension to the C programming language) and OpenCL (which lets apps offload certain expensive computations to the GPU) are, obviously, features.

No word in the PR about PowerPC support, but if you’ve been following along here at DF, you know the current score on that. But that Apple has said nothing publicly on this point suggests that a decision hasn’t been made yet.

Tuesday, 10 June 2008