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]: Preview of things to come.
by Kasi on Fri 22nd Oct 2010 14:58 UTC in reply to "RE: Preview of things to come."
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If they go along that route then it would be great - I'd love to see a synchronisation tool similar to Zune on Mac which is strictly for synchronising and nothing more. Allow me to use a media manager of my choice.

Apple really do need to embrace the old UNIX principle of having a tool that does one thing really well rather than trying to be everything to everyone and thus suck equally at all of them.

These two statements are totally counter to the Apple way.

First Apple is not about choice - never has been - they are about vertical integration. Taking iTunes making it an optional access point to your content/devices is a pipedream.

Apple isn't going to embrace the UNIX way. They are too busy removing its philosophy from the core of OS X, remember launchd. The Apple way a proven by released software is taking a lot of small programs that do their job well, and then making a monolithic replacement. What you want is a complete 180 from their current practice.

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I would hug you for saying that if you were a close personal friend.

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