Linked by David Adams on Wed 20th Jul 2011 15:13 UTC
Apple As widely anticipated, Apple's new major OSX release is available this morning, download-only, for $29.99 USD in the Mac App Store. There's a quick copy and paste job of the feature list after the jump. Also as expected, there's a new, Sandy Bridge-based Macbook Air. Update: A reader pointed out John Siracusa's Lion review at Ars.
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RE[2]: Quite interesting
by biffuz on Thu 21st Jul 2011 12:24 UTC in reply to "RE: Quite interesting"
biffuz
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I believe the menu bar on the top of the screen is nothing but a relic of the past, when the first Macs had minuscule displays and were practically monotasking. Later it was kept as a purely distinctive sign.
And don't even talk about the Dock, it's the thing I hate the most on the Mac.

As I see it, menus are part of the application, thus they should remain in the application's limits. Probably the best thing Micosoft introduced with Windows 95 is the Taskbar: a system-level element dedicated to system-level tasks (launch apps, list running apps, showing system status). Clean and simple, even though I would like to have it a bit richer.

BeOS, with the added plus of virtual screens, was probably closer to perfection. That's why I liked it so much.

But I don't want to start a discussion on user interface design here.

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