It’s tempting to read the “macOS” rebranding as some grand statement about the Mac, but, truth be told, “Sierra” is more indicative of what we’re getting. The name comes from a mountain range that encompasses Yosemite and El Capitan rather than moving away from them. It’s another year of building on Yosemite’s foundation, another year of incremental change, and another year of over-saturated mountain wallpapers.
Like El Capitan before it, Sierra focuses on a few marquee features, a couple of under-the-hood changes, a smattering of smaller tweaks, and one or two signposts pointing toward future development. It’s the next release of OS X, new name or not. And we’ve spent a week with the first developer beta to dig into some of the new features ahead of the public beta in July and the public release in the fall.
Insights into the developer preview.
If that’s the biggest gripe then there can’t be much wrong with it (joke ok!)
To be honest, just about the first thing I do after installing and patching any OS is customise the look and feel. This includes the wallpaper.
As a Landscape Photographer(amateur) I have plenty to choose from.
My current is a picture of the road from Denilo Junction (NV) looking towards Lakeview (OR) and showing the distance marker. ‘Lakeview 179’, This is near the border between Nevada and Oregon. Oversaturated? Not a chance. (Next Gas is also 179 miles). This may well be replaced by a picture taken at dawn from the bottom of the grand canyon at the end of last month.
YMMV and probably will.
I think the name change is just to re-align the OS name with their other OSes. See tvOS, iOS, watchOS and so it make sense for macOS, it’s of cause just an update as usual.