Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 25th Jun 2013 15:03 UTC
Mac OS X "This is still early, early days for OS X 10.9, and Mavericks will likely change and shift much more before it's released this fall. It's clearly not going to be the total aesthetic overhaul iOS 7 is, though, and that's okay. It’s a simple, familiar operating system, even less of a change than Mountain Lion, just with nips and tucks and a whole lot fewer sheets of weirdly torn paper. It has its bugs, sure, but it's also corrected a number of bugs that somehow made it into the final version of Mountain Lion, and even at this early stage is impressively stable and fast. It's gotten rid of a lot of the design issues that plagued many Mountain Lion apps (except for Game Center, which is still hideous), in favor of a cleaner, softer look that is far easier on the eyes." Hard to complain, really.
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RE: refine,
by kaiwai on Fri 28th Jun 2013 04:43 UTC in reply to "refine,"
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MacOSX has reached the point where the only thing left to do is to keep refining it (pretty much where Windows is).

I love the ideas and tech surrounding optimising power management and squeezing every ounce of power (electric) out of a CPU by aligning threads/calls.

Love the new clean look and am really looking forward to installing this on my Mac.

My only problem i have with MacOSX is it's networking. I hope they can fix it by making it multithreaded and this is really at the user level.

When ive been connected to various shares, usually SMB. If i get disconnected from the shares, i.e. when i go home from work i forget to eject the network drives, when MacOSX finally catches up and realizes that the shares can't be found it will beachball until it ejects them. Sometimes this can lock up the whole UI. It seems ridiculous that it does this.

I know i should eject the shares but sometimes it's easy to forget, I hope they can do something where MacOSX will remedy this in the background instead of beachballing.

My old moan about the Filesystem seems to have been fixed as i haven't experienced a problem with the file system since leopard/snow leopard era.


1) OS X has a fully threaded networking stack:

https://www.apple.com/media/us/osx/2012/docs//OSX_for_UNIX_Users_TB_...

The networking stack is fully multithreaded, with at least one input queue per network interface and distinct pools of output message buffers (mbufs) for each CPU, to minimize the need for shared locks.


2) The issue of shares has nothing to do with the networking stack being threaded or not-threaded and everything to do with Finder not handling the issue in a graceful manner - what version are you using btw because I haven't see that sort of behaviour in years but then again it might only show its head if one has multiple network shares mounted rather than just one or two.

3) The filesystem I think they've going to be using Core Storage to improve HFS+ without undermining compatibility so basically you get the HFS+ personality that applications expect but under the hood it is an entirely different beast.

Edited 2013-06-28 04:44 UTC

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