Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Jun 2007 15:23 UTC
Mac OS X As you have surely noticed by now, Apple's CEO Steve Jobs held his keynote speech yesterday at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. So far, the responses have been mixed; I have seen a lot of excitement, but also a lot of disappointment. Personally, I am not really sure where I stand.
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Gimmicks rather than features
by Simon Gray on Tue 12th Jun 2007 16:43 UTC
Simon Gray
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2006-06-04

The new desktop features are all gimmicks, except Stacks which is just polishing an existing feature (and quite remniscent of Drawers in Gnome too).

Cover flow is just a gimmick. Quick view is pretty much just a gimmick as well, it just launches an application without showing the title bar - BOOM! I'm amazed...

Spaces is taken from X, but it's always been a gimmick to me....

iChat has a lot of gimmick features: fake backgrounds, "funny" effects. The only useful feature is the conferencing feature (which is cool, though).

In my opinion, the interesting features in Leopard are Time Machine, web clips and , erh, well I don't use AIM so the conferencing feature in iChat is useless to me. Hopefully, the open source movement will pick up the role as the innovater now that Apple is gearing down :-)

Edited 2007-06-12 16:59

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