Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 29th Sep 2015 22:52 UTC
Mac OS X

Sadly no longer written by John Siracusa, but still a good read: Ars' Max OS X El Capitan review.

Really, this is the first time in several years that iOS and OS X have felt like they've gotten (and needed) the same amount of attention from Apple - both get to spend a release in the slow lane as Apple puts its marketing muscle behind newer platforms like the Apple Watch and the new Apple TV. Like iOS 9 (and Mountain Lion, and Snow Leopard), El Capitan is about refinement. Yosemite's big statement was "This is what OS X looks like now." El Capitan's is a relatively meek "Hey, I have a couple neat tricks to show you."

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Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Wed 30th Sep 2015 18:10 UTC
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2005-07-06

So young Thomas, are we at this dystopian vision that you had almost 5 years ago when you claimed that Apple would turned OS X into a walled garden? or once again are we going to hear you talk about how it is 'one more release away'?

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RE: Comment by kaiwai
by sergio on Thu 1st Oct 2015 05:46 in reply to "Comment by kaiwai"
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2005-07-06

So young Thomas, are we at this dystopian vision that you had almost 5 years ago when you claimed that Apple would turned OS X into a walled garden? or once again are we going to hear you talk about how it is 'one more release away'?


Well, with features like SIP and Gatekeeper We are 1-click away from the walled garden, it's just an on/off switch. I mean, all the "infrastructure" predicted by Thom is there, he was (kind of) right.

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