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[2]: I see some merits in Lion
by Eddyspeeder on Thu 21st Oct 2010 23:50 UTC in reply to "RE: I see some merits in Lion"
Eddyspeeder
Member since:
2006-05-10

Oh yes absolutely, aside from the thing I've mentioned, only look at the way they made audio editing easy in iMovie'11.

But there is also a cost/benefit tradeoff (with cost being both finances and effort); people will ask themselves: "Are there ample improvements for me to invest in this?"

In practice, you can see that in the figures. Half the Mac users have not made the switch to Snow Leopard: 1/3rd still runs Leopard, 1/6th works with earlier versions (non-Intel Macs). And again, I agree that the advancements are helpful: for about half a year, I used Leopard next to SL due to a compatibility issue with certain software, and I discovered I had grown used to certain improvements in SL that I really missed in Leopard.

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TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

This is why I don't run BSD on my workstations.

The speed of GNU/Linux-based OSes spoiled me for basic productivity/entertainment.

BSDs are stable, much more 'Unix', and very well designed, but they're so far behind that I can't deal with it.
Debian's going to be GNU userland with a FreeBSD kernel and fast development, but I want the reverse, BSD userland with a Linux kernel.

I get the feature-creep addiction is what I'm saying.
I'm an Emacs user.

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