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[5]: Comment
by REM2000 on Tue 30th Apr 2013 14:35 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment"
REM2000
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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[6]: Comment
by lucas_maximus on Tue 30th Apr 2013 17:09 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

The designers who have Adobe CS at home on Windows machines, say they prefer using a Mac version out of the two.

For me at the time there was a familiar shell, had support for Java and PHP and expose and space was miles ahead of anything on Windows XP or Vista (this is 2005) and I prefer spaces implementation of virtual desktops.

Since Windows Vista or 7 (can't remember which introduced it), the live preview on the alt-tab has been good enough and I can use dexpot for anything else.

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RE[6]: Comment
by pandronic on Wed 1st May 2013 05:33 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment"
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2006-05-18

For a lot of people a computer is a hammer, they don't really care of what is under the hood


And still it's so much more than a simple tool ... It's cool that we can do stuff for these kind of people and make money off their unwillingness to learn, but in the long run they're spoiling all platforms. I don't want to live in a world where all I can use is Mac OS X and Metro apps.

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RE[6]: Comment
by redshift on Fri 3rd May 2013 04:00 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment"
redshift Member since:
2006-05-06

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.


Actually, as a professional media designer who heavily uses the apps you mention I care a hell of a lot about what is under the hood (in both hardware and operating system). In general I have liked where OSX has been going... but the last release was full of useless crap like the launchpad and making a mess of how apps save files. The autosave works fine for small files... but if you happen to work on very large files it causes stalls. This is why adobe has not implemented the new "Apple" way of saving and why apple had to backpeddal and give power users back some of their saving options back when holding the option key down.

It seems that they have not been catering to the creative market the way they once were. We have yet to see a decent update to the mac pro and I really wish they would move to a more robust filesystem. I have always had better luck with color management on OSX.... but they seem to have fallen behind in not adopting 10-bit color support for high end photographers. They used to lead with quicktime... now they have dumbed down the framework with a priority toward playback and poor support for 3rd party tools that extend it. For what ever reason they refuse to make a 64 bit update to quicktime for windows making it much more difficult to have cross platform workflows.

I have concernes about what I will be using in 10 years for content creation. Everyone is chasing consumers these days and forgetting about the needs of creators. The new rumored OSX "multitasking" feature of pausing apps sounds like what life was like under system 6 before they had real multitasking... WTF would I want go back to that. Microsoft shoved the useful part of their os into the "legacy" bin and threw a half baked xbox interface on the front. Linux has had a few distros claim to target content creation... but none have really paned out so far.

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