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[3]: Comment
by lucas_maximus on Tue 30th Apr 2013 12:20 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment"
lucas_maximus
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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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RE[4]: Comment
by pandronic on Tue 30th Apr 2013 13:05 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment"
pandronic Member since:
2006-05-18

Different people, different needs - maybe your usage pattern was more compatible with what Apple offered. Unfortunately for Apple we are different snowflakes - each with his/her own needs. Why not offer some advanced customization?

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RE[5]: Comment
by REM2000 on Tue 30th Apr 2013 14:35 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment"
REM2000 Member since:
2006-07-25

For a lot of people a computer is a hammer, they don't really care of what is under the hood, they care about the computer enough to get the job done. For a lot of people the computer is really the apps they run on it.

This is the market Apple goes for, MacOSX and Mac Hardware is all about running the apps you need, some use Final Cut, some use Adobe's creative suite etc.. They don't care about the os and certainly don't want to customise it.

Customised OS and hardware make it less stable and not as easy to diagnose.

This is not to say that MacOSX is only for professionals and that only professionals only use MacOSX, i know plenty that use Windows and Unix/Linux.

However it's always worth understanding the market or where MacOSX is aimed at to understand it's behavior. It's a supported system that you can send off or take into any Apple store, it's a tool, a hammer to allow you to do the work you need.

For most of my personal tasks, such as photography and other media the workflow in MacOSX is much better than Windows, i prefer Aperture to Lightroom and MacOSX gets out of the way and lets me run aperture and photoshop well in my workflow, no annoying pop ups, no nothing, just the apps. I don't need to customise the OS i just need it to be reliable and run those apps.

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RE[5]: Comment
by tylerdurden on Tue 30th Apr 2013 18:10 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

Advanced customization = increased support costs.

Unfortunately there are not enough unique snowflakes like you willing to pay Apple in order to make it worth their while.

Then again, there are plenty of free alternative that may fit perfectly your needs. So everybody wins, I guess.

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