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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RE: Comment
by galvanash on Tue 30th Apr 2013 06:23 UTC in reply to "Comment"
galvanash
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2006-01-25

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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2006-05-18

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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RE[3]: Comment
by lucas_maximus on Tue 30th Apr 2013 12:20 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

When I still used a Mac as of 10.5, I didn't get that feeling at all.

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by Morgan on Tue 30th Apr 2013 14:45 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

I think what Apple is trying to do is balance usability for the masses with power for the power users. It's trivial to break out the power underneath the pretty interface. I think they are doing a great job with it, though I can't speak for current releases since the latest OS X version I've used is 10.6.

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RE[3]: Comment
by galvanash on Tue 30th Apr 2013 17:21 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment"
galvanash Member since:
2006-01-25

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.


I don't find that at all. There is ALOT of customization available in OSX. They just bury it in flags you have to flip using terminal commands. I find it much the same as Gnome in this regard, although I think Gnome goes too far with it... But Im talking about functional stuff, not look and feel. I might be weird, but I don't want much of a custom look and feel, I just want a good one.

I know in the earlier versions it was all candy striping and jellybean buttons, but fortunately I didn't have to use it during that period. If they bring anything like that back Ill just move on to something else, but for now Im content.

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


Well I like the spartan aesthetic, OSX seems more "transparent" than any other OS I have used - its there but it stays out of the way graphically.

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by _txf_ on Wed 1st May 2013 00:12 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment"
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2008-03-17

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.


You can break OSX to your hearts content via the terminal. The gui works quite nicely and focuses on smooth workflow. If I want to fiddle, I can always use the BSD subsystem or use the myriad of unix tools via macports or brew.

Granted, their latest efforts (after SL) havent really added much to the experience...

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