Linked by David Adams on Thu 28th Apr 2005 07:05 UTC
Mac OS X OSNews reviews Apple's latest OS upgrade. Is it an overpriced, glorified point release or a truly worthy upgrade with major new functionality? Is it a Longhorn killer or just more of the same? We'll take a look, and try to see what's on the surface as well as what's under the hood.
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by The flying boolaboola on Fri 29th Apr 2005 10:49 UTC

Sorry mate, you're way off. Launchbar was invented for NeXTSTEP in the early 90s. You can still download them from Objective Development's web site:

It took Apple 10 years to pick up the idea.

Yeah, um.... wasn't Steve Jobs like CEO of NextStep for a while before he went back to Apple and had them buy NextStep?

Not that I'm going to hyperventilate over who came first with what or anything.

The real issue here, the one I want everybody to remember is: tonight I'm buying Tiger. That's right: tonight The Flying Boolaboola is tickling the kitty.
Is brushed metal ugly? Is the Mail app looking like my Mother-in-law's dresser drawer? Does Spotlight not support the six-finger-keystroke-shortcut of death?

That may be as it is. I'm not even going to deny it. But that's not reason enough for me to not buy Tiger.

Besides: Tiger is indeed not the Longhorn killer. 1) Longhorn is not out yet; 2) the killing of Longhorn will be done by Tiger's successor, which will hit the stores I think [18 months development cycle] just about at the same time. IF Longhorn ships in 2006. There doesn't seem to be any solid guarantee about that.

Am I sneering at Longhorn? Of course not, why should I? I don't have to work with it, I'm never going to pay for it. Bill Gates can hardcode the desktop theme to a picture of him wearing a pink tutu with blue pompoms for all I care. Knock yourselves out. Be happy with the cow and don't forget to put it out onto the pasture. And cows need lots of water. I'm not kidding. Try making a cow go without water for a while, it's not a pretty sight.

Now sit, kitty. Growl for me, show me you still care [yes, AND a Trek geek too - please insert your 'no-life' comment here].