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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RE[7]: Erm.....
by tylerdurden on Thu 14th Oct 2010 07:02 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Erm....."
tylerdurden
Member since:
2009-03-17

Obviously, "everything" does not mean what you think it does.

The finder, among other things, is part of the "everything." LOL.

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RE[8]: Erm.....
by Neolander on Thu 14th Oct 2010 07:41 in reply to "RE[7]: Erm....."
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Well, it's sure not written best, but it means that
1/Everything should currently be Cocoa (cofee is bad anyway... Erm)
2/Parts of that "everything" are currently not Cocoa. That should be fixed.

Oh, and by the way Thom...

I can has non-crappy music player plskthnxbi?

Sure ! The simplest way to get that is to remember that a music player is a program designed to play music. Kind of like VLC (love the newer QT releases of VLC).

If the software you use is designed to...

-Play music.
-Display random "cover flow" art reminding of Vista's Flip3D.
-Pretend to generate your playlists for you.
-Act as a music store, using a web browser together with some proprietary tweaks so that you can't access said store with your web browser of choice.
-Consciously violate the HIGs of every OS it runs on, hurting usability in an attempt to look better.
-Sync with every single multimedia device launched by Apple in the last few years...
-...using a proprietary protocol, so that you can't use your software of choice to do that job...
-...and supporting the multiple tweaked versions of that protocol, successively created as people finally understood how sync worked and managed to access their device the way they want.
-Run various processes in the background that remain after it is closed, having unknown purpose except for one which is designed to tell you that you really should install Safari if you're running Windows.

...then don't complain if it does the job awfully when it comes to simply playing music. Software which does a lot always does it awfully ;)

Edited 2010-10-14 07:45 UTC

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RE[9]: Erm.....
by mrhasbean on Thu 14th Oct 2010 12:46 in reply to "RE[8]: Erm....."
mrhasbean Member since:
2006-04-03

Software which does a lot always does it awfully


Hence Microsoft Office... ;)

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RE[9]: Erm.....
by tylerdurden on Thu 14th Oct 2010 19:56 in reply to "RE[8]: Erm....."
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

I know what Thom meant ;-), I was just pointing out that it was written in a rather crappy fashion. Not a big deal, since I assume English is not his native language.

But if a big chunk of the comments have to be about discussing a specific paragraph and its meaning, it should be a simple indication that the writing style for this article wasn't the easiest to parse.

I tend to have a chuckle from most of Thom's articles, they perpetuate the old style from Eugenia of trying to hard with the style, because I assume the technical substance simply isn't there.

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