Today, Apple release the public betas of macOS Sierra and iOS 10. You need to enroll your device through the Apple Beta Software Program; you can always go back to the released versions, or keep using the betas until they update to the final versions once the time has come. As always, install them at your own peril – and for the love of Fiona, don’t do it on devices you rely on.
macOS Sierra, iOS 10 public betas released
2016-07-07 Apple 7 Comments
I switched to apple after years of.trying to use open source. I love open source and know it is incredible important for our digital futures – broadening opportunity, more trustable security, lower barriers to innovation, decentralised power …
And after years I did buy a macbookpro. Why? At some point productivity and user experience does matter. I like the long battery life. I need it. I like the decent colour management. I like the more professionally designed typefaces and rendering. The laptop hardware is still so far ahead of others .. quality of trackpad, keys, … sleep/lid open close that I can donewhat trust not to lose my information.
I appreciate the Unix foundations .. not a novice … yet I don’t treat osx as a Linux OS … I dare not mess with anything outside my home directory and even then…
I use Linux virtual machines.. and it’s a productivity dream. (I rememver 8 PCs stacked in my desk back in 2001).
And yet osx could be even better. Apple are no longer prioritising it. Fun features outweigh the basics.
Siri seems more important than proper window management. Emojis more than package and repo management. Apple store the top tiny tiny % of in demand software is amateurish compared to Linux repo systems. The year+ pain of broken WiFi illustrates perfectly that apple with all its resources didn’t care enough.
So all I can hope for is that someone inside Apple wants to actually observe real users and their behaviour and feed the lessons learned into refining the Mac OS.
* Are there significant developers using macosx .. if so what do they want… a decent resource monitor or handover?
* Observing users shows then still confused about the window maximise button? Then fix it. 2016…ten years of osx and still this problem?
* Fink, brew, custom, ??? There’s demand for proper 3rd party software repos so provide the official tools. Heck, even rpm and repos.d would be good.
* Normal users … why are they still havjfn trouble quiting an application? Do the hard work to make it easy.