Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 27th Feb 2011 20:26 UTC
Mac OS X Earlier this week, Apple released the first developer preview of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. At the same time, Apple listed a number of new features we hadn't yet heard about, which are quite interesting. There are two themes: bringing iOS to Mac OS X, and adding features other operating systems have had for ages - except in such a way that you can actually use them. Update: Fixed that scrolling thing. It's the other way around of course.
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No surprises
by malxau on Sun 27th Feb 2011 20:45 UTC
malxau
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2005-12-04

Dropping support for 32-bit chips was inevitable at some point. I never understood why Apple shipped one generation of 32-bit only chips, when it would clearly require yet another transition only a few years down the road to 64-bit.

Trim support will be great, although it's a shame Apple took so long to implement this one. It's in Win7, and dramatically improves the useability of SSDs.

Personally, I still have some PPC code, and losing Rosetta's going to be a big PITA.

Previous versions in Vista+ is a little different. Those are snapshots generated periodically (IIRC daily in Vista, weekly in Win7.) In Vista+ snapshots are taken on all editions, but the interface to access previous versions requires Business/Pro/Ultimate. What Apple are referring to is backup copies that are generated in response to activity, not a fixed schedule, which is probably more useful.

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RE: No surprises
by Ruahine on Sun 27th Feb 2011 21:15 in reply to "No surprises"
Ruahine Member since:
2005-07-07

Losing PPC apps? I'm still struggling with not being able to run my classic mac apps anymore. ;)

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RE[2]: No surprises
by malxau on Sun 27th Feb 2011 21:41 in reply to "RE: No surprises"
malxau Member since:
2005-12-04

Losing PPC apps? I'm still struggling with not being able to run my classic mac apps anymore. ;)


I kept my G5 for running classic and my G3 for native booting OS9 ;) . You never know when you'll want to run Netscape 4...

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