Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Jun 2011 19:20 UTC
Apple Apple just held its keynote thing to signal the start of its Worldwide Developers Conference. The big three things Apple talked about were Mac OS X Lion, iOS 5, and its new internet service, iCloud.
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RE[4]: Good work on iOS
by apoclypse on Tue 7th Jun 2011 02:43 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Good work on iOS"
apoclypse
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2007-02-17

People are going to have to realize that the situation is going to get worst rather than better. File sizes are getting bigger, not smaller. Hell, Xcode itself is a hefty download. Refusing to update is not going to hurt Apple one bit. They'd rather you buy a new Mac with it preinstalled anyway. Fragmentation is only going to hurt you in the end. At 29.99 I doubt most people wouldn't download it, and as more developers start to use the included apis older versions of OSX get will see less support.

Windows 7 for example is a pretty big file download from eopen. Its about 3.75 GBs it think. OSX is a bit bigger coming in at 4GB. Most likely due to drivers, WIn7 uses Windows update to search for drivers. Either way, I don't 4GB is all that bad. It would be nice if Apple let put it on a USB stick but then they wouldn't be able to control people copying it all over the place.

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RE[5]: Good work on iOS
by vodoomoth on Tue 7th Jun 2011 11:20 in reply to "RE[4]: Good work on iOS"
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2010-03-30

It would be nice if Apple let put it on a USB stick but then they wouldn't be able to control people copying it all over the place.

I don't think they cared about the copying for two reasons: first, the price is low (especially compared to Windowses) which means (to me) that they don't count on the selling price to inflate their revenue, second, I pre-ordered Snow Leopard at 29€ in august 2009 and I could use the disc on any number of Macs I would have happened to own: there was no copy control scheme whatsoever.

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