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A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. Show 153. A special edition of the MacCast covering the aftermath of WWDC 2006. get together with Victor Cajiao from the Typical Mac User Podcast ( and we go over all the news from the Keynote and discuss our reactions and observations. We cover:
Mac Pros
OS 10.5 Leopard Preview
New Prices on Cinema Displays
New XServe
OS 10.5 Leopard Server
Apple poking fun at Windows and Vista

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  1. Rick | Aug 08 2006 - 08:40

    I hope the Time Machine in Leopard allows to delete files permanently. I am sure it will be possible, otherwise it would be a big problem, don’t you think?
    And thanks for a great coverage of the WWDC 2006.

  2. Chuck A. Spear | Aug 08 2006 - 09:01

    People may already have seen this. But I live in Australia and it usually takes a while for news to spread. If you know about this then forgive me. I can’t stop laughing though.

    I can’t wait to listen to the show Adam. Thanks for all your updates over the past couple of days.

  3. rich | Aug 08 2006 - 12:15

    Did you see how thin Steve was during that keynote? It looks as if he has lost a lot of weight. He usualy does things on his own but he had three other people up there and was not all that charismatic.

  4. Greg | Aug 08 2006 - 02:24


    I just priced out a comperable Dell system to Apple’s middle of the road Mac Pro. The dual dual-core 2.66ghz priced out at a hefty $3,452 USD.

    Macs are more expensive…sure…

  5. Chuck A. Spear | Aug 08 2006 - 02:10

    Yeah for sure Rich. Steve looks like he has lost a lot of weight. Has he been ill?

  6. BruceG | Aug 08 2006 - 08:50

    Rich, Chuck,

    Yes, he did look somewhat unwell.
    Hope this is not due to a recurrence of cancer that he had surgery for a few years ago.

    Actually, come to think of it, what with Job’s larger than life persona; his immense drive and creative vision, many of us know little of his personal life.

    Is he married? Does he have any children? Where does he live?

  7. rich | Aug 09 2006 - 04:03


    He is married and has two children I think. I am quite sure he lives somewhere near Cupertino.

  8. rich | Aug 09 2006 - 04:42

    come to think about it, Steve usually does his Keynote’s solo. But this time he had three other people helping him. He is only 51 or 50 years old, perhaps he just wasn’t feeling well. However we saw his famous “reality distortion field” slip a bit during Macworld according to Leo Laporte while talking on the Macworld 2006 special of TWiT.

  9. Chris (Amateur Traveler podcast) | Aug 09 2006 - 07:56

    It was interesting hearing your mostly enthusiastic review after reading the same information from people (Gizmodo, Wired) who came away more unimpressed.

  10. rich | Aug 09 2006 - 08:26

    dont forget that WWDC is aimed at developers. It is not a consumer oriantated show. I am always disapointed after a WWDC because there is nothing there really for people like me. I remember being boored out of my skin after WWDC05. Lets wait until the next one and then we can make judgements.

  11. macFanDave | Aug 09 2006 - 09:54

    I’m 15 minutes into the MacCast and have to make two points:

    1) Where did you get this idea that there is a $2500 credit card limit at the Apple Store? On the night Panther came out, our Apple Store was giving 10% off on hardware that night. With the help of my sister-in-law, I got my Dual 2GHz G5 for $2700 + 8.25% Sales Tax. There was no problem with the credit card. Also, if such a limit were in place, how would they have sold a 30″ Cinema Display when they were $2,999?

    2) Adam, I was thinking like you. I went to the Apple Store Online and configured my own El Cheapo. The lowest I could get was $2,144. How can you say that you can get one under $2,000?

    As far as Steve’s appearance and demeanor is concerned, keep in mind that Apple is being investigated for some financial irregularities. Government regulators are quite thorough when the target is a Democrat. Republican businesses get much more gentle treatment — look at the BP pipeline. How the hell did that happen?!

  12. ChrisM | Aug 10 2006 - 02:47

    As far as Steve and the keynote goes my view is that he was really struggling (like I was) to get that excited about that much of the stuff. Sure some was really neat, a lot (i.e. the iChat stuff) is already available thru 3rd parties and some (like stationary on your email) was really not that exciting!!

    I think they used a range of presenters to a) try and pad out the presentation and b) try and create some excitement :-)

  13. HuskerMn | Aug 10 2006 - 09:08

    I had a couple spots in the podcast where the audio just disappeared for a few seconds. Anybody else have that problem?

    Also, the talk about putting notes, calendars, etc into Mail seems to me to emulate Outlook rather than being an innovation. I think it’s a good idea and about time.

  14. maccast | Aug 10 2006 - 01:09

    I was mistaken, I thought the downgrade to 2.0Ghz was $500, but it’s only $300. So you are right.

  15. maccast | Aug 10 2006 - 02:05

    See the “Update” in the post above for an explaination of that.

  16. George Starcher | Aug 10 2006 - 06:47

    Victor was mis remembering a comment made within the Friends in Tech mailing list having to do with $2500 limit on government credit cards. Not specifically any store.

  17. Dan Neal | Aug 10 2006 - 10:19

    1. The reason the Mac Pro standard configuration does not include WiFi or Bluetooth is that business usually excludes these from their purchases. I assume Apple would like to sell some very big lots of these Macs. This is the same reason the standard keyboard and mouse are USB.

    2. The backup created by Time Machine is not bootable so programs like SuperDuper will still be useful if not essential.

    3. You can use one of the internal drives as the TM backup. Indeed, any mountable volume should be usable with TM. It is suggested for best performance with the present developmental version that the backup drive be at least 1.5-2X the size of the boot drive.

  18. Dan Neal | Aug 10 2006 - 10:49

    While PowerPC chips will still be supported, Apple has dropped a reference from the 64 bit page of Leopard of still supporting G3s.

    They haven’t said you won’tbe able to run Leopard on your G3 iMac, but they did removed an affirmative statement of support for the chip.