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Standard User stniuk
(committed) Thu 24-Feb-11 17:20:56
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10.7 details


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http://www.maclife.com/article/news/apple_unleashes_...

I don't know about anyone else but this isn't as good as I had hoped for:

Launchpad, 80's technology,
Full screen apps, okay but nothing outstanding,
New version of mail, yawn,
Airdrop, okay but dropcopy has been doing this for years,
Versions, hmm, this is handy but seems like it should have been done 10 years ago,
Resume, handy again but again should have been done ages ago,
Auto save, what? 90's technology,
New file vault, nothing to see here

Apple needs to press on, this isn't good enough, windows is catching up.
Standard User gilesjuk
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 24-Feb-11 19:55:11
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List the ground breaking features you would add?

Oh, no ideas huh?

Well nobody has any fresh ideas and there's a good reason why, we've reached pretty much the best we can do with non-touch screen computers with pointing devices and keyboards.

There's a lot to be done with touch, but the WIMP interface can't really be improved, it was perfectly fine years ago. All that OSes are doing now is mainly eye candy and slightly better ways of handing the information overload.

Giles Jones
Standard User ian_c
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 24-Feb-11 20:32:46
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That post borders on the trolling.


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Standard User AlanH
(knowledge is power) Thu 24-Feb-11 21:03:11
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So much that "should have been done [ages] ago"!

Such a pity that the lack of those features is killing Mac profitability.

Oh, wait ...

Alan
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Standard User gilesjuk
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 24-Feb-11 21:37:19
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Indeed. Everyone knows that the desktop computer has peaked. Desktop sales are down, laptops are what people buy now. Tablets may do most of the things we do on the desktops, once the technology improves of course.

What features are you really missing on the desktop? if anything operating systems are too complex. Designed before the Web and the Internet were popular.

Giles Jones
Standard User ian_c
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 24-Feb-11 21:44:11
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It is the same thinking as those who said the iPad did nothing new.

That isn't, and never has been, the point.

Standard User AEP
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 24-Feb-11 21:48:28
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There's a lot more to an Operating System than just the interface. I think there's a fair amount of room for improvement in all current OSs.

I don't agree that the day of the desktop is past, but that's another matter. It's a mistake to consider only individual ownership and ignore the corporate world. There is still a lot of room for innovation there to reduce the TCO of computers.
Standard User TheHorseman
(knowledge is power) Thu 24-Feb-11 21:57:24
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In reply to a post by stniuk:
Versions, hmm, this is handy but seems like it should have been done 10 years ago,

Apple needs to press on, this isn't good enough, windows is catching up.

Yes, if I remember correctly DECs VAX VMS OS did this some 20 years or more ago.

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Standard User AEP
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 24-Feb-11 22:07:11
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But could it play mp3s?
Standard User ian_c
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 24-Feb-11 22:33:13
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In reply to a post by TheHorseman:
In reply to a post by stniuk:
Versions, hmm, this is handy but seems like it should have been done 10 years ago,

Apple needs to press on, this isn't good enough, windows is catching up.

Yes, if I remember correctly DECs VAX VMS OS did this some 20 years or more ago.
Could you put one in a shoulder bag?

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