Last October, Apple published session videos of the 2006 World Wide Developers Conference on iTunes. Unfortunately, access to these videos requires the Leopard Early Start Kit, which, in turn, requires a paid subscription to the Apple Developer Connection. The 90-minute “Mac OS X State of the Union” feature, however, has now also been made available to those ADC members who have signed up for the free-of-charge Online Membership. Even if you’re not developing software on the Mac, this video is well worth watching if you are interested in an up-to-date (as of August 2006) overview of the technical foundations of the Mac’s OS.
If you don’t have an ADC account yet (if you do, you will have seen the related email announcement already, anyway), go to the Apple Developer Connection website and sign up for the free ADC Online Membership. Then head over to the ADC on iTunes page and log in to bring up the ADC section in iTunes. You will find the video and a PDF with the presentation slides under the “Mac OS X State of the Union” tab.
Have a few cups (or pots, depending on your connection speed…) of tea while downloading the 500MB movie — which is then placed in its own playlist in iTunes for convenient access —, and enjoy the show!