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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by deathshadow on Mon 28th Feb 2011 10:53 UTC
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Hysterically at the "full screen" part -- hey Apple, nothing like twenty years late to the party?

That's actually been one of my long-standing gripes about the apple UI, that there is no such thing as maximize, the closest you have being "this is how big Apple thinks you need it" -- yeah, real useful.

Of course that -- as noted by another poster, it's completely broken/annoyingly useless on multi-monitor systems. Funny how the OS who used to do multiple displays best has been lagging behind Win on that front since 1998.

Also laughing at conversations and airdrop, the former being something no e-mail client has EVER gotten right so I'm not real hopeful on that being useful, and the latter being "ooh look, the functionality of AIM circa 1997" -- actually that's not fair -- AIM and most messaging clients let you send files to anyone ANYWHERE, not just because they happen to be wireless and nearby... Of course am I the only one who smells security HELL?

... and who can forget mission control -- Expose on steroids and STILL lacking the usefulness of the simplest of desktop interfaces; the taskbar -- which I'll stack up against the dock and all these idiotic animated crap where you can't tell any of the thumbnails apart any day. But that's why when I'm stuck on a quackintosh for any amount of time (like 3-4 hours a week) the first thing I do is make sure Fantasktik is installed. Now if I could just get a portrait mode taskbar on the right-most display with none of that 'grouping' nonsense.

Now if they could just stop screwing around with goofy filesystem navigation techniques that make windows 3.1's file manager look robust. (but I say the same thing about most *nix WM's file management -- for **** sake, just show me a file tree... praise be for unixTree)

Edited 2011-02-28 10:56 UTC

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