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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RE: OSX Preview
by kaiwai on Thu 21st Oct 2010 05:09 UTC in reply to "OSX Preview"
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Not really impressed with the Lion preview. The new Expose/Spaces integration is a nice refinement I suppose, but the App store (re: Linux package manager or Steam) is not something I cared about (although the multi-machine licensing is interesting I suppose).

What I wanted to see was more talk about the actual, under-the-hood changes. Better OpenGL performance for native games would be nice, as an example.

But a lot of those things are under the hood changes and I have a guess that the purpose of the demonstration was to show 'higher level' enhancements with WWDC being the place where they'll show off the low level enhancements. OpenGL performance is more related to the lack of OpenGL being up to date and lacking certain extensions (that improve gaming performance) than necessarily optimisations per-say.

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RE[2]: OSX Preview
by TheGZeus on Thu 21st Oct 2010 05:12 in reply to "RE: OSX Preview"
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If it was just GL being slow, then OS X wouldn't be the slowest of the big 3, and Apple wouldn't be using it to accelerate their entire windowing system.

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