Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Apr 2013 21:14 UTC
Mac OS X "OS X 10.9, which is internally codenamed 'Cabernet', will focus on various 'power-user' enhancements and take core features from iOS, according to our sources. Unlike operating system updates such as OS X Leopard and OS X Lion, OS X 10.9 will likely not be an overhauled approach to how the operating system feels and functions." Features for power users and features from iOS? Seems like an oxymoron. Still, if they manage to finally fix the Finder and Spaces, I'll be happy.
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by pandronic on Tue 30th Apr 2013 05:42 UTC
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OS X 10.9 ... dare I hope it will be a little bit less condescending?

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by galvanash on Tue 30th Apr 2013 06:23 in reply to "Comment"
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OS X 10.9 ... dare I hope it will be a little bit less condescending?

I see comments like that often... I started with Lion so my history with OSX is rather limited. What is so condescending about it? Seriously, I'm curious. I mean stuff like Launch Pad (imo) is useless, but I remove it from the dock and forget it exists... Same for photo booth and a lot of other frivolous stuff. I have my gripes, but the underlying OS and Finder are pretty solid to me...

Is it all the iOS style stuff or is it other things I am not noticing because I started with it so late?

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by pandronic on Tue 30th Apr 2013 08:17 in reply to "RE: Comment"
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I had been an OS X user from 10.5 to 10.7 and then I sold my MacBook in frustration, but I've kept up with the evolution of OS X.

I've always felt that Apple's philosophy was to allow you to do things only the way they felt it would be best, keeping settings and customizations to a minimum. Their way always had to be the most simple and limiting possible, barely allowing you to get the job done.

While that might be great for someone who's scared of their computer, for many proffesionals who DO know how to use a computer it all feels very frustrating, not being able to make your machine actually yours.

What is worse is that app developers adhered to Apple's philosophy and made their apps as spartan as humanly possible.

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