Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Oct 2010 17:26 UTC
Apple In this day and age of iOS this and iPad that you'd nearly forget it, but the gadget maker from Cupertino actually makes personal computers and an accompanying operating system as well. It's been nearly three years since the last substantial release, so it's about time: Apple has just announced a press event titled 'Back to Mac', with a lion on the invite.
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RE: Comment by drcouzelis
by mrAmiga500 on Wed 13th Oct 2010 18:59 UTC in reply to "Comment by drcouzelis"
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In regards to hardware, maybe they will do something super duper crazy, like they did by not including a floppy drive in the past, and not include a disc drive on the Apple desktop computers.

You mean optical disc? I think you still need CD/DVD - for music and movies. I'd like to see no hard drives. They're hot, slow, bulky and unreliable. Storage should be solid state.

Regarding software: One thing that is long overdue is the ability to rip DVDs and put them in a playlist. You should be able to store all your movies and play them when you want - without having to search for a DVD and worry about if it's going to jerk and skip because it's scratched or dirty. You should be able to select a movie in the playlist and it plays instantly - no menu or stupid FBI warning or other BS that you can't skip through.

Of course, this will never happen. The movie industry want to force you to watch stuff you can't skip through and they want the physical media to get scratched so you have to buy it again. (and of course, Apple want you to buy movies through iTunes)

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