Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 27th Feb 2011 20:26 UTC
Mac OS X Earlier this week, Apple released the first developer preview of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. At the same time, Apple listed a number of new features we hadn't yet heard about, which are quite interesting. There are two themes: bringing iOS to Mac OS X, and adding features other operating systems have had for ages - except in such a way that you can actually use them. Update: Fixed that scrolling thing. It's the other way around of course.
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Yawn
by MacMan on Mon 28th Feb 2011 02:08 UTC
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I like the UI the way it is now, just wish Apple would do some low level improvements. I'd like to see:

1: A decent file system. HFS+ performance is not all that spectacular compared with most 'modern' file systems. Would really like to see either XFS from SGI, or BFS from Haiku. Both are available I think under a compatible open source license. While Solaris's ZFS is an impressive file system, I don't think it makes much sense on desktop computers.

2: A decent virtual memory manager. OSX's VMM is pretty grim compared to Linux or Solaris especially when large amounts of swapping are involved.

Actually, what would be perfect is Apple took Solaris and just grafted the OSX UI on top.

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