Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Apr 2013 21:14 UTC
Mac OS X "OS X 10.9, which is internally codenamed 'Cabernet', will focus on various 'power-user' enhancements and take core features from iOS, according to our sources. Unlike operating system updates such as OS X Leopard and OS X Lion, OS X 10.9 will likely not be an overhauled approach to how the operating system feels and functions." Features for power users and features from iOS? Seems like an oxymoron. Still, if they manage to finally fix the Finder and Spaces, I'll be happy.
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RE: Comment by marcp
by galvanash on Tue 30th Apr 2013 00:05 UTC in reply to "Comment by marcp"
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And what precisely makes OSX user a power user, if I may ask?


I don't know... Maybe they are programmers? Website Developers? People who spend 90% of their time in a terminal and like it, but want the UI to be a bit more configurable? You know, the same exact kind of people who use Linux for the most part...

I have used Linux, OpenBSD, Windows, and OSX for extended periods in actual day to day use over the years. I now spend almost 100% of my time in OSX. I actually prefer it over Gnome or KDE, mostly because the higher quality apps but as "odd" as Finder is there is still plenty there for a power user. It just needs some tweaking.

And that's how it should be. OSX/iOS should be simple and dumbed down, so even the most clueless users have their way through it when they need to accomplish important task on time.


I have to say the only thing I can think after reading this is you have never actually used OSX... iOS maybe, but not OSX. There is a hell of a lot of serious functionality in OSX... Sure, Apple has added some fluff for the iOS crowd (Mission Control???) but overall it is a very deep and sophisticated desktop - far more configurable than Windows and at least on par with Gnome/KDE, but you find yourself having to resort to the terminal far less than with Linux (AppleScript is funky but it works).

Its not perfect by any stretch, but it isn't nearly as bad as you make it sound... Regardless, there is substantial portion of the OSX user base that is not clueless and uses it like the Unix it actually is...

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