Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Oct 2010 17:26 UTC
Apple In this day and age of iOS this and iPad that you'd nearly forget it, but the gadget maker from Cupertino actually makes personal computers and an accompanying operating system as well. It's been nearly three years since the last substantial release, so it's about time: Apple has just announced a press event titled 'Back to Mac', with a lion on the invite.
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feature list
by Elv13 on Wed 13th Oct 2010 20:43 UTC
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my take on the most probable features:
-GameCenter for OSX
-App store for OSX
-Brings more iOS lookoing developper APIs to OSX
-Better power managment
-Better document sharing with iOS
-Use iOS devices as a touchpad (officially)
-iOS emulator (worthless exept for things like notes software without exports)
-Better printer managment (Air print and/or proper zeroconf print and/or both)
-"revolutionizing" integration with apple TV
-full 64bit (this time)
-drop core duo support
-100% cocoa, remove carbon from OSXI (teaser)
-drop aqua for terra or whatever the theme in iTunes for Windows is

New hardware:
-wireless printer ports (iOS based, but screenless) or integration with airport-x/wireless itunes gizmo
-mac book air
.....-better battery life
.....-new form factor
.....-tablet iOS mode (probably not)

This is mostly realistic, no fancy prediction here. Incremental update to make OSX more mature. At this point, OSX would be more mature / stable than Win7, but less advanced. OSX or OSXI will become the legacy line in about 5 years (replaced with book like dual touch screen iOS devices, the future of netbooks/notebooks), spending more money right now does not make sense. Apple hate buttons and mouse, it is not a bad thing. In most case, keyboard+touch is better, more intuitive and more flexible. I prefer Linux, but OSX is my secondary OS, when I need to be mainstream. The files/windows/data management is terrible, but the OS is quite simple.

Edited 2010-10-13 20:44 UTC

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RE: feature list
by Adurbe on Wed 13th Oct 2010 22:19 in reply to "feature list"
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good list!

I do recon we might see the mundane but useful apps like Mail and iCal get a hefty facelift.

Also my money is on a new 'social' app to try to merge Ping/facebook/twitter or at least making social networking seamless within the OS itself

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RE[2]: feature list
by rockinrobstar on Thu 14th Oct 2010 00:20 in reply to "RE: feature list"
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Do you think we might see something like Oracle Beehive integration ?

In order for Apple to push further into the Desktop and Mobile space they are likely to need more business oriented apps and I guess its also something that can differentiate the iPhone from all its clones (since Oracle and Google aren't exactly best buddies at the moment).

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