Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Apr 2010 10:01 UTC
Mac OS X Over the weekend, a rumour spread like wildfire through Apple and Mac circles which stated that starting with Mac OS X 10.7, Apple would introduce the App Store model to the Mac, allowing only Apple-approved applications to run. It became apparent to me right away that this was a load of nonsense, and for once, I was right: Steve Jobs has personally dismissed the rumour.
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Much the same thoughts.
by kaelodest on Mon 26th Apr 2010 16:35 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
kaelodest
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Media developers and Media consumers do not necessarily need an OS. If I am working on a LAN with a collaborative project - like a web magazine, do I really need to know or be able to see every file in the Local HD? The desktop is dead. Even for a corporate LAN, I need only my current project path and while it looks a lot like a any similar project that is a function of the content.
Personally I Disagree And I suspect that if you shoot film and need a solid relationship between what you have shot and edited ... Actually that is also likely handled with some of the new SW packages. I rarely need -whoops- never need and rarely want to look in my iTunes Library, and that is a transparent folder tree and my Aperture and iMovie Libraries are 'Opaque' "Bundles" I don't need to know and name every subfile or edit point. Hmmm I think that the only reason that I need a 'Desktop' and that means Late-Model MacBookPro is to write small programs. See if the hardware is portable then so is the 'rich data' and at some point likely within the next ten years the data pipe will be wide enough so that all of my data is portable. Ten years ago computers were *great* and 20 years ago computers were *great* (and even then that was still 1990 When a Whole 'OS' fit on a small box of floppies) Hell 30 years ago computers were *great* with the mono displays and RAM measured in KBs but none of these older worlds gave me the ability to STFU & GTD. It required that I know something or at least be able to put in a disk.
I suppose that in ten more years my whole point of view and keyboard centric fixation will seem as dated as OS 9/ Win 98 - both billed as - The Most Internet Connected Operating System of All Time

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