Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 1st Jul 2011 23:05 UTC
Mac OS X "Apple has seeded the golden master version of OS X Lion to developers ahead of its public release sometime this month (July). The golden master download is available from Apple's Mac Developer website. The build number is 11A511. In addition, Apple has seeded Developer Preview 7 of Xcode 4.1." You'll now also be allowed to virtualise several instances of Mac OS X inside Mac OS X.
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Comment by flanque
by flanque on Fri 1st Jul 2011 23:17 UTC
flanque
Member since:
2005-12-15

Picked up an Air yesterday, so cannot wait.

What's with tap to click being disabled by default????

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RE: Comment by flanque
by btrimby on Sat 2nd Jul 2011 02:48 UTC in reply to "Comment by flanque"
btrimby Member since:
2009-09-30

Tap-to-click and I don't get along.

Something with the way I use trackpads triggers accidental taps. So maybe there are more people like me for whom it creates a usability problem, versus those who need to be able to tap (who can enable it).


I never really noticed that it was disabled by default... perhaps that's why I don't have rage at the first mis-click when I use a fresh install of OS X, unlike most other OSes. If I was a less savvy user, I'd find it pretty darn frustrating if I couldn't figure out how to turn it off.

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RE[2]: Comment by flanque
by ebasconp on Sat 2nd Jul 2011 03:53 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by flanque"
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

agree with you... it is quite annoying in windows boxes accidentally "clicking" something when you are just gerting your fingers out the pad.

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RE[3]: Comment by flanque
by kaiwai on Sat 2nd Jul 2011 20:20 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by flanque"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

agree with you... it is quite annoying in windows boxes accidentally "clicking" something when you are just gerting your fingers out the pad.


Agreed too. My old man sweared and cursed at this new Dell laptop because of that (along with the crappy small touchpad). This probably explains why so many people I know prefer the lenovo nipple thingy over using a touchpad.

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RE[4]: Comment by flanque
by vodoomoth on Tue 5th Jul 2011 10:38 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by flanque"
vodoomoth Member since:
2010-03-30

This probably explains why so many people I know prefer the lenovo nipple thingy over using a touchpad.

An ex-coworker of mine used to refer to it as a "mini-clit".

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RE[5]: Comment by flanque
by kaiwai on Tue 5th Jul 2011 13:16 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by flanque"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Reminds me very much of this comic courtesy of XKCD:

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/appropriate_term.png

:D

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Gold Lion?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sat 2nd Jul 2011 02:14 UTC
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMMkP_ofpXg&feature=related

I'm going to request a consultants fee if Apple uses this in ads.

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Comment by pantheraleo
by pantheraleo on Sat 2nd Jul 2011 03:29 UTC
pantheraleo
Member since:
2007-03-07

Something with the way I use trackpads triggers accidental taps


Same problem here. I always end up triggering accidental taps. Tap to click is the first feature I always turn off on any new laptop.

As far as virtualizing several instances of Mac OS X inside Mac OS X, unfortunately for Apple, that ship has already sailed as far as Apple getting any kind of market share when it comes to the server virtualization market. Microsoft and Linux have already won that war.

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RE: Comment by pantheraleo
by danieldk on Sat 2nd Jul 2011 08:00 UTC in reply to "Comment by pantheraleo"
danieldk Member since:
2005-11-18

There are other good reasons for virtualizing OS X. E.g. for application developers who want to test their software on a clean/blank system. For me, this makes life considerably easier...

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Rosetta
by MOS6510 on Sat 2nd Jul 2011 17:48 UTC
MOS6510
Member since:
2011-05-12

Since Lion drops Rosetta/PPC support, I wonder if a virtual OS X could be a pre-Lion one *and* be able to run PPC software.

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RE: Rosetta
by kaiwai on Sat 2nd Jul 2011 20:15 UTC in reply to "Rosetta"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Since Lion drops Rosetta/PPC support, I wonder if a virtual OS X could be a pre-Lion one *and* be able to run PPC software.


I guess it depends on how low level Rosetta is but with that being said, if your software hasn't transitioned to Intel binaries by this stage then I think it is best to look for a replacement.

Edited 2011-07-02 20:16 UTC

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Any screenshots?
by hussam on Sun 3rd Jul 2011 21:28 UTC
hussam
Member since:
2006-08-17

Sorry, I'm a stupid linux user.

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