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#31 Bloodwork

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 14:58

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#32 Jason S.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 14:58

All i do know is it looks like they're already running out of names. Leopard -> Snow Leopard, Lion -> Mountain Lion.

Although considering that Puma, Panther and Mountain Lion are essentially the same cat, they'll have to call 10.9 OS X Cougar. Rawwwr.


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#33 Rudy

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 14:59

Windows had this like 6 months ago.
Nice to see Apple catching up. Next time in 10.9 FB integration too.

Windows had what? Not too sure what your point is troll...

#34 Site Lab

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 15:01

Operating Systems are looking rubbish at the moment. Nothing new really is being invented.

Windows 8 -> Tablets/Touch Screen. Metro
Mountain Lion -> Some apps we made from iOS
Ubuntu -> Lets move the menu bar! (OSX)

I think companies are running out of ideas and names.

#35 protocol7

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 15:02

You know you've ran out of ideas when Notes and Reminders become major selling points of your new OS upgrade.

Game Center might not be so bad but it'll probably just lead to even more shoddy iOS ports in the App Store. Gameloft will love this.

All in all it looks like the predicted further iPodification of the Mac.

#36 Syanide

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 15:03

what happens when apple reaches v11? you think it's going to be a ground-up redesign? i mean, OS X has been around forever now...

My guess is it'll mark the complete merger with iOS and be called something completely new. Even now almost no one calles the system Mac OS, it's just OS X.

#37 Rudy

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 15:06

Game Center might not be so bad but it'll probably just lead to even more shoddy iOS ports in the App Store. Gameloft will love this.

People used to complain there was no games on OSX.... This is a first step in showing the big guys that OSX is a viable platform for games (they're all paying attention to iOS right now, so lets tell them that OSX matters too!)

#38 greenwizard88

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 15:08

Beyond slapping on Metro, what makes Windows 8 so spectacular? So far there's is little there that's actually of interest to people who use a desktop or notebook PC without touch screen.

They have the hooks for apps to talk to each other. The facebook app can talk to the flickr app, which can talk to the Powerpoint app, and all share pictures seemlessly. Plus Skydrive integration across the OS.

#39 Draken

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 15:09

less ranting and more sharing, please post that new galaxy wallpaper :p

#40 Rudy

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 15:10

less ranting and more sharing, please post that new galaxy wallpaper :p

+1 I want the wallpaper...my wallpaper hasn't been changed in a while

#41 .Neo

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 15:16

All i do know is it looks like they're already running out of names. Leopard -> Snow Leopard, Lion -> Mountain Lion.

It actually makes sense. Remember Snow Leopard? Even though a lot had changed under the hood, from an end user point of view it was a small update compared to Leopard. Then came Lion which spotted the big changes. Now you get Mountain Lion which is a smaller update again.

Operating Systems are looking rubbish at the moment. Nothing new really is being invented.

Windows 8 -> Tablets/Touch Screen. Metro
Mountain Lion -> Some apps we made from iOS
Ubuntu -> Lets move the menu bar! (OSX)

I think companies are running out of ideas and names.

I've said the exact same thing multiple times before. It's like both Apple and Microsoft don't really know what to do with their OSs anymore. Both Windows 7 and OS X Snow Leopard were just plain boring from an end-user point of view. Then came Lion which took huge cues after iOS and OS X Mountain Lion will take it even further. Even though the Windows fanboys don't want to admit it Microsoft is going in the exact same direction by turning Windows into Windows Phone, although a bit too extreme for my tastes. :/

#42 Jason S.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 15:21

So has Windows NT. I'm guessing you want something redesigned for the sake of being redesigned?

you missed my point. it was just a hypothetical question. apple will inevitably move to v11 (10.7, .8, .9, 11) so what do you think theyre going to do?

#43 .Neo

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 15:22

you missed my point. it was just a hypothetical question. apple will inevitably move to v11 (10.7, .8, .9, 11) so what do you think theyre going to do?

Complete merger between iOS and Mac OS X. But I really don't see it happening before they made touch screen work on the desktop. Maybe by introducing a keyboard that's actually a second screen.

#44 PyX

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 15:29

Safari has a unified address/search bar like Chrome!!! Damn, That's me switching back.


Yeah, it was about time ! I always kept Safari because I think there is nothing better on the Mac yet that is so native, so fast, but that Search Bar separated with Address bar left me rather surprised about the move.

The timing for OS X Mountain Lion will be perfect for the release of Windows 8. Microsoft did not expect that. While even a few Microsoft fanboys are scared about Windows 8, you will see OS X’ market share go up a lot.

#45 protocol7

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 15:30

It actually makes sense. Remember Snow Leopard? Even though a lot had changed under the hood, from an end user point of view it was a small update compared to Leopard. Then came Lion which spotted the big changes. Now you get Mountain Lion which is a smaller update again.

I guess. But this seems to be happening a lot quicker that the Leopard to Snow Leopard "update". Though I could be wrong as I skipped Leopard. By the time I moved from a G3 to Intel, Snow was at 10.6.2 so I went with that.

Anyway, I took a look at my iPod so I can how reveal (exclusively!) the exciting new features coming in OS X 10.9 Cougar:

Camera
Maps
Stocks
Weather

And maybe, if you're lucky, iBooks.



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