Here's a list of the things:
More games for the Mac (from EA and iD)
Safari For Windows
A beta of Safari for Windows has been released today. Not much to say about that really.. I am trying it out on my PC. I just need to get my bookmarks transferred over which I have got them exported now I just need to import them over there.
I'm not upgrading to the Safari 3 beta on my Mac because yet it breaks shapeshifter (surprise surprise).
Changes for Leopard
If you look here
you can see the changes they are doing to leopard. Stuff like the transparent menubar are nothing new you could already do that with themes. The dock looks different though in a way that can't be done with themes. The only thing is a friend of mine noticed that there doesn't seem to be anything on the desktop. It almost seems like they are getting rid of that in favor of the "stacks" feature in the dock. Hopefully finder options will be present to have stuff on the desktop still for those who prefer it. I sometimes use my desktop to help shuffle around files and I like having my drives on the desktop here. The Finder file manager seems to have been updated and has coverflow like iTunes that can preview any file.
I probably won't be upgrading to Leopard until companies like unsanity upgrade their products for it. I hope the new dock can be skinnable by shapeshifter. It looks like all the windows sport the unified look so hopefully that will simplify skinning without taking away the level of customization we already had on for example metal windows.
More Games For The Mac
EA has announced
they are pretty much going to bring all of their upcoming games to the Mac. Games such as: "Command & Conquer 3, Battlefield 2142, Need For Speed: Carbon, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Madden NFL 2008, and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2008" The only problem is they seem to be going to use "Cider" to port these games to the Mac. Cider is a type of program that takes the functions used in windows and converts them to functions on the Mac. The thing is it's not emulation so you have to be running intel for it to work. So these games will be intel only if they go the cider route. But it's good news anyway because some of those titles may not have come to the Mac otherwise. Harry Potter had even skipped the Mac on his last outing "Goblet of Fire". I also didn't think Need For Speed was ever coming to the Mac.
id software has announced
their new technology and they are again targetting multiple platforms including the Mac. This new technology is supposed to be able to do 20GB of textures in a scene but make it fit on average systems\consoles. John Carmack also said they are going to have more Mac announcements later. I'm interested as to what exactly that will be.
All in all it seems things are going to get pretty interesting for the Mac. I want to see the WWDC keynote to see all the stuff that I talked about here in video form.