Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Jun 2007 15:23 UTC
Mac OS X As you have surely noticed by now, Apple's CEO Steve Jobs held his keynote speech yesterday at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. So far, the responses have been mixed; I have seen a lot of excitement, but also a lot of disappointment. Personally, I am not really sure where I stand.
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RE: Gimmicks rather than features
by mlouka on Tue 12th Jun 2007 17:00 UTC in reply to "Gimmicks rather than features"
mlouka
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This is wwdc -- the big news is really that all of these "gimmicks" are easily accessible to developers via the Core Animation, Core Video, and other Core APIs. The keynote is a show, so the gimmicks are what are in focus, and that is to be expected, but the most exciting stuff in Leopard is in the APIs for developers and how this all comes together. It's all in the integration and execution, and, for developers, the ease with which really powerful new features can be added to applications. Having said that, I thought Exposť looked like a gimmick when Tiger was first shown but in daily use it has proven to be much more than just a fancy toy, and I suspect that some of the features of Leopard that have been quickly demoed are more significant than first impressions. We'll see.

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