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[3]: Comment by marcp
by Morgan on Tue 30th Apr 2013 05:47 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by marcp"
Morgan
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marcp's past speaks for itself. He is known to bash anything that isn't GNU/Linux. He's a lot like Paradox Uncreated without the weird misogynistic religious rants. Like any community, this one has its fringe members.

Anyway, back on topic...I definitely feel OS X still has a lot of merit for power users. And "power user" doesn't have to mean terminal junkies and code crunchers. I have a friend who is a professional musician, who refuses to use Windows or Linux because they simply don't work well with his workflow and don't support the industry standard software he uses. I consider him a power user.

I also feel that Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate are power user OSes. I use 7 Pro on my main workstation, and not just because it was bundled with the machine. I've tried various *nix OSes for daily work and I always end up frustrated due to hardware issues, so I stick with what the machine was built for. Given the vast software support of Windows, along with the ability to install tools like PowerShell and Cygwin, it makes sense to keep the original OS on here.

The opposite is true of my netbook; it's one of the original Acer Aspire One units that was initially designed with GNU/Linux in mind, even though this particular model shipped with Windows XP installed. Under Windows, performance is horribly slow even on the OCZ Vertex 4 SSD I put in it, and there are persistent bugs with both the wireless and wired chipsets that render it unusable for its intended purpose under that OS. However, with Crunchbang Linux installed it is nearly as responsive as my workstation, wireless and wired connections are flawless, and RAM usage is a fraction of what it was under Windows. If not for the small screen and keyboard I would be able to use it as a long term production machine if necessary.

My mantra has always been "use the tool that fits the job", and all the major OSes (and many of the minor ones) have something to offer the power user. You just have to be open to the possibility that your favorite pet OS isn't necessarily the best choice for everyone (speaking generally, not specifically to you toast88).

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