MacBook 2008 Announcement


In case you just woke from some kind of a coma (or you are a certain older gentleman running for a particularly prominent public office), today Apple revealed new additions to the MacBook family: The totally redesigned aluminum 15" MacBook Pro and 13" MacBook, plus a slightly revamped MacBook Air and white plastic MacBook, "value" priced at $1000. Jobs and Co. also showed off the long-awaited iSight-endowed Cinema Display monitors. Here’s a rundown of the keynote and the announcements:

The News
MacBook Pro announcement and first hands on
Aluminum MacBook announcement and first hands on
24-Inch Cinema Display announcement and first hands on
MacBook Air update

Additional Coverage
MacBook Sizemodo, new and old
MacBook rumor roundup
Our liveblog of the Apple keynote
The "Brick" aluminum carving process
All about MacBooks’ new glass trackpad and multitouch
Apple’s Blu-ray woes
Comment: MacBook pricing is still too high

Official name for Windows 7 revealed!

Drumroll please! The Windows Vista Blog just announced the official name for Windows 7:

Windows 7

The team announced they liked the name, which was adopted during development, so much, they decided to keep it! Mike Nash writes:

The decision to use the name Windows 7 is about simplicity. Over the years, we have taken different approaches to naming Windows.  We’ve used version numbers like Windows 3.11, or dates like Windows 98, or "aspirational" monikers like Windows XP or Windows Vista.  And since we do not ship new versions of Windows every year, using a date did not make sense.  Likewise, coming up with an all-new "aspirational" name does not do justice to what we are trying to achieve, which is to stay firmly rooted in our aspirations for Windows Vista, while evolving and refining the substantial investments in platform technology in Windows Vista into the next generation of Windows.