Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 7th Aug 2006 20:42 UTC
Apple Jobs introduced today Mac OS X Leopard, built-to-order Xeon-based Mac Pros and XServes. We attended the keynote and we just posted some pictures below. We loved these new Mac beasts, plus Time Machine looked really cool. The rest of the OSX features were mostly evolutionary.
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RE[4]: Spaces
by binarycrusader on Mon 7th Aug 2006 22:55 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Spaces"
binarycrusader
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2005-07-06

I use virtual desktops on OSX for years now. And I used them on BeOS and X11 too. Mainstream or not, sales perspective or not, the feature has already been used by millions. It is not truly "new" as Apple tried to sale it as. But yes, I do like seeing it on OSX. It means that each time I install OSX or create a new user account I don't have to setup that freeware utility anymore.

Hence why I qualified my post, and also why I said *integrated*. Just because "millions" (which is a hard figure to prove) have already used this functionality does not mean that it doesn't qualify as "new" in some sense. "New" as in "no one has done this before"? Certainly not! I only claimed that it was new as an integrated part of a commercial mainstream desktop, which Apple is completely right to claim that (if that's what they are claiming).

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RE[5]: Spaces
by subterrific on Mon 7th Aug 2006 23:20 in reply to "RE[4]: Spaces"
subterrific Member since:
2005-07-10

Virtual desktops has been an integrated part of KDE and GNOME for years. Both are used for commercial desktops which millions of people use.

From what we've seen so far of Spaces, it is nothing new. Apple is copying the industry and then making fun of others for "copying" them. Their behavior is really lame.

Edited 2006-08-07 23:22

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RE[6]: Spaces
by Nelson on Mon 7th Aug 2006 23:22 in reply to "RE[5]: Spaces"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

I agree, they need to drop the whole "I need to find ways to give my OS buzz so lets claim you copied me" act. It's really irritating especially when they go and do the exact same thing.

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RE[6]: Spaces
by binarycrusader on Mon 7th Aug 2006 23:31 in reply to "RE[5]: Spaces"
binarycrusader Member since:
2005-07-06

Virtual desktops has been an integrated part of KDE and GNOME for years. Both are used for commercial desktops which millions of people use.

Hence why I said mainstream commercial desktop. Also, we have no hard proof that "millions" of people are using commercial KDE/GNOME desktops ;) I say this as a Linux (since 1994) and Solaris user.

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