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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You're "blown away" by an 11.whatever-inch laptop running a Core 2 Duo for $999? And since when is $999 an "aggressive price" for that a system that arguably competes with netbooks? Oh wait, I thought that was the iPad's job...

Look at vaio X

And full-screen applications are an example of how Apple is "far ahead of the curve"? That engineer was totally starting the brainwashing campaign to convince people that an iOS-like experience with psuedo-multitaksing is what they should want. Yep, I guess MS got it all wrong with the Aero Snap feature that everyone seems to love. Oh, and as for being "far ahead of the curve" for this full-screen app thing, Moblin/Meego has had that since forever ago. And, though it definitely feels cool, it's actually one of the features that really confines it to the netbook realm.

So far full screen was used in two kind of apps:
- video players
- pro apps - for editing

It is quite new approach - to create distraction free environment for user to do what he should do. In times where RSS, Mail, Tweeter, Facebook all are waiting for your attention there is real problem to start something and don't be interrupted. It would be quite nice. I read that one thing that people like in iPad is that its distraction free (current official release doesn't have multitasking). It could be "next big thing" - new type of work with your computer. As always like in all apple cases it looks obvious - why no one did it sooner? It's their strong side - they redefine things that are used for years in obvious way and do it right.

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