Now that Apple has officially delayed the release of Mac OS X 10.5 'Leopard' until October, will the Mac maker now stop taking the mickey about Microsoft's much-delayed Windows Vista operating system?

"We think it will be worth the wait. Life often presents trade-offs, and in this case we’re sure we’ve made the right ones," said Apple, while staring nervously at the humble pie on offer.

To be fair it's a delay of only a few months, but - as Microsoft knows well – delays can be followed by further delays, and then a few delays after that…

I'm not calling Leopard a cheetah, but Microsoft shouldn't take any more Apple barbs lion down.