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 galvanash on Tue 30th Apr 2013 17:21 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment"
galvanash
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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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