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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RE: end of the line
by kaiwai on Thu 21st Oct 2010 05:14 UTC in reply to "end of the line"
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After having used macs since os x 10.3 I think I've reached the end of line. Once my macbook pro becomes unusable I will strongly be considering switching back. Lion looks mediocre and if that is what the future is going to look like then its only a matter of time before os x gets completely replaced by iOS on the desktop. I am more than happy with leopard and will continue to use it until that fateful day that my macbook pro dies.

I'm optimistic that maybe what we saw was an example of the higher level enhancements worth showing off to the great unwashed masses and maybe through the usual developer channels they'll announce the more technological focused enhancements to the audience that would understand them.

I understand that things shown are a bit of an anti-climax but having made the mistake in the past by rushing to judgement and switching to from Windows to Mac only to later regret it - I'd wait until WWDC 2011 next year to get a glimpse as to the future direction of MacOS X and how it relates to iOS.

Windows 7 may look nice from the outside but it is still the same debacle underneath the pretty exterior - and I simply don't see things changing in Windows 8 either. They're still using ancient deprecated API's with their bundled applications included with Windows - that really shows the lack of attention to details when an API like Direct2D/DirectWrite have been out for more than 2 years and Microsoft's flag ship operating system is still using GDI. The problems are getting worse, so based on that, I'd sooner stick to MacOS X.

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