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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exciting new stuff
by richmassena on Wed 13th Jun 2007 02:39 UTC
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I was a bit let down myself. I truly expected some revolutionary steps. There are a lot of need additions that I'm sure we'll grow used to. Time Machine and versioning filesystems in general are pretty cool, so I can't wait to use that.

Besides the addition of ZFS, the thing I would truly like to see is non-blocking I/O in the Finder. If a mounted volume is offline, or the network is down, the Finder should not hang, or beach ball so badly force quit (or kill -9!) won't do anything, and I have to reboot the machine. This is the only flaw on OSX that I have no patience for (not that I have huge list of 'flaws').

Please fix this Apple, it's a showstopper.

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RE: exciting new stuff
by dreamlax on Wed 13th Jun 2007 04:44 in reply to "exciting new stuff"
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There's nothing worse that accidentally clicking on an offline network share and staring at that spinning ball.

But similar things happen on other operating systems. Ever mounted an NFS share and lost the connection, and then tried to browse the folder in Gnome (or with a GTK app)? kill -9 fixes that one, though.

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RE[2]: exciting new stuff
by netpython on Wed 13th Jun 2007 05:52 in reply to "RE: exciting new stuff"
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I have never witnesses kill -9 fail on linux.

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