Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Oct 2010 19:02 UTC
Apple So, Apple held its usual autumn press get-together just now, and after a few rather uninspiring ones (to me, at least), they finally managed to blow me away, with the new MacBook Air (especially the 11.6" variant). They also gave a sneak peek at Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, which has... An App Store. An App Store Apple is going to open on Snow Leopard within 90 days.
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The hypocrisy ...
by pandronic on Wed 20th Oct 2010 20:09 UTC
pandronic
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2006-05-18

When I first switched to Mac I complained that the way the zoom button behaves is retarded. I was slapped in the face by Apple zealots telling me how it's all about drag and drop and about a new paradigm and I should get my head out of my ass and think different. BTW I never did think "different", because I can't make myself retarded overnight (thanks Sizeup: http://www.irradiatedsoftware.com/sizeup/ and Rightzoom: http://www.blazingtools.com/downloads.html )

Three years later, maximize comes to the Mac, and not just maximize but fucking full screen, though I guess now it's OK, because Steve says so.

And how about the app store? Do you think Apple will let you use other repositories than their own? My guess is that they will hide behind their beloved idea of simplicity and say that offering the option to change repositories would be too confusing for their hip users.

Don't get me started on the Finder. I'm willing to bet good money that the pile of crap that is Finder will remained untouched. It took one man with no access to Apple's sources about a year to make Finder usable ( http://totalfinder.binaryage.com/ ). How long would it take Apple? Or Steve doesn't want to make thinks complicated, because we are stupid?

I guess for 10.9 they are preparing some revolutionary changes like Cut and Paste in the file manager. Truly the most advanced operation system.

Well, goodbye and good riddance Mac OS X, hello Windows 7 and Linux.

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RE: The hypocrisy ...
by FealDorf on Thu 21st Oct 2010 09:00 in reply to "The hypocrisy ..."
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2008-01-07

I may sound like an apple fag when I say this, but full-screen is actually better than maximize (no opinion about zoom) on a Mac. Mac's window management relies more on expose than something akin to taskbar i.e., the big-ass dock which eats up a chunk of space. Even so, you'll notice that newer browsers on Windows are looking more fullscreen'esque when you maximize them.

It's probably "intended" for applications which are productivity environments with lesser inter-application activity such as Aperture or Photoshop. But if it's gonna be forced onto me with other applications, I won't like it at all.

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