Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Oct 2007 20:27 UTC
Mac OS X "While the Apple hype machine and its fanatical followers would have you believe that Mac OS X 10.5 'Leopard' is a major upgrade to the company's venerable operating system, nothing could be further from the truth. Instead, Leopard is yet another evolutionary upgrade in a long line of evolutionary OS X upgrades, all of which date back to the original OS X release in 2001. But let me get one huge misunderstanding out of the way immediately: That's not a dig at Leopard at all. Indeed, if anything, Apple is in an enviable position: OS X is so solid, so secure, and so functionally excellent that it must be getting difficult figuring out how to massage another USD 129 out even the most ardent fans. Folks, Leopard is good stuff. But then that's been true of Mac OS X for quite a while now." Additionally, Apple acknowledges installation problems caused by Unsanity's APE, while others are complaining about problems with Java, or visual oddities. Additionally, there are hacks that restore the black dock triangles, opacify the menubar, and to enable Time Machine on Airport disks. Update: It appears the Leopard firewall has a dent in its armour.
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Apple Doesn't Get Developers
by segedunum on Mon 29th Oct 2007 22:40 UTC
segedunum
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2005-07-06

You know, when you have a very small market share like Apple (in comparison with the total computer market) it would seem sensible to attract developers to your platform like crazy in order to get the applications that will increase your userbase. Not so it seems:

http://www.javalobby.org/java/forums/t102936.html

Ahhhhh. Microsoft can always count on Apple's smugness in the end, and basically not having a clue.

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RE: Apple Doesn't Get Developers
by evangs on Tue 30th Oct 2007 16:03 in reply to "Apple Doesn't Get Developers"
evangs Member since:
2005-07-07

What, the complaints that JOptionPane respects the Aqua UI guidelines instead of the Swing guidelines by showing the application icon instead of some foreign Swing icon is a bad thing? Really? I thought everyone wanted to make Java look as native as possible?

As for Java being released late, look at how Apple has historically released Java. http://stuffthathappens.com/blog/2007/10/28/os-x-java-definitive-ti... . Java 6 will come in a month or two and may be pushed out via software update.

Java is just fine on the Mac. In fact of all the Java implementation out there, it's the one that looks and feels the most native. I'm actually using Netbeans on OS X instead of Eclipse while I can't stand how Netbeans looks and performs on Linux. Says a lot about how Java feels on OS X to me.

Is Java on OS X perfect? No. Then again Java isn't perfect on any platform. This thread on Javalobby is just a bunch of people giving a knee jerk reaction to Leopard, pointing the finger at "Apple arrogance" etc.

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