Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Oct 2010 19:02 UTC
Apple So, Apple held its usual autumn press get-together just now, and after a few rather uninspiring ones (to me, at least), they finally managed to blow me away, with the new MacBook Air (especially the 11.6" variant). They also gave a sneak peek at Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, which has... An App Store. An App Store Apple is going to open on Snow Leopard within 90 days.
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improved expose
by Praxis on Wed 20th Oct 2010 20:33 UTC
Praxis
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2009-09-17

I'm very impressed by the improved expose, or mission control as they are calling it. It seems like a very nice way to manage a lot of programs even when you have many running in full screen. It a nice improvement to the old alt-tab standard that windows and linux users are used to.

A lot of the other changes seems superfluousness to me though, the whole show all app icons on the screen thing is way to iphone for me, a dock and a quicksilver like app launcher are all I need. But I can see how some people will like it. In fact I dislike almost every change that just makes things work more like iOS. They might work ok on say the new macbook airs, but it just seems like a lot of wasted space for someone using a 27 inch desktop. But again I can see some people getting use out of it.

The app store is a great concept in theory. But for me it all comes down to one question, how easy is it to add new repos as sources. Centralized app repos are great and have a lot of benefits, but being locked to one and only one repo has a lot of risks and gives apples a shitload of control over developers and users, especially if they rule thing as capriciously and arbitrarily as they control their phone app store.

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