Your Thoughts on MacOS Lion

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  1. madmud101

    madmud101 Well-Known Member

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    So we know that MacOS Lion is heavily inspired by the IOS software.

    If you have watched the live Apple Event, then what are your thoughts from the preview?

    In my opinion, it is a massive step backwards. I would obviously have to play around with it to see how it works, but seriously? The IOS was made for the devices, and I don't know how I will cope with the change.

    You?
     
  2. Booch138

    Booch138 Well-Known Member

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    I prefer panthers.

    On a serious note, I don't fondle much with Mac OS other that iOS. And you are right, it does seem like a step back. I mean I dunno. It's fine the way it is now.

    But this is coming from a Windowz ghai.
     
  3. WunDaii

    WunDaii Well-Known Member

    I thought the iPad using iOS would be a major step backwards. I guess not; seeing it's major success.

    With Apple, you must wait and see how well or badly their products do. Lately everything they do seems to be the right move, but I also think that this 'board' thing on the Mac is a step backwards.

    The Mac App Store and Facetime however will do very well for Apple.
     
  4. madmud101

    madmud101 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, absolutely agree with Mac Facetime and AppStore, but the new OS design doesn't grab me at all.
     
  5. MidianGTX

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    Why mention the fact apps can resume? Macbooks can already minimize programs the maximise them later, the way they phrase it like that just makes the OS sound more like a phone than a personal computer. I love the idea of a touchscreen Macbook but it needs to stay more Macbook than iPad.

    I think apps should just be stored on the dashboard rather than the desktop. Neatly tucked out of the way until we call on them. Then it pings into iOS mode.
     
  6. starjimstar

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    I only just started watching. So are iDevice apps compatible with Lion? Can I use my MBP as a flashlight? Does my Mac get a touch screen? That would be the sweetest improvement for Final Cut Pro.
     
  7. RttaM

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    A mac ****ing AppStore? **** that.
     
  8. starjimstar

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    I know. It's not a bad idea, in and of itself, as long as it doesn't entirely replace decentralized distribution. I just hope I won't have to jailbreak my Mac.
     
  9. madmud101

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    #9 madmud101, Oct 20, 2010
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    Bodega, an AppStore replica for the mac has been available for ages. I think the whole idea of the new Mac AppStore is not so much to encourage new developers from say the iPhones or iPads to move onto the mac, but instead showcase the wide variety already available.

    Bodega represents this and shows the range of apps already available on the mac. So maybe a new set of developers who have already developed for the mac will emerge and be encouraged to create better apps for the mac instead of migrating ones from the iDevices.

    You may still see big developers like Gameloft migrate to the mac, but that is questionable.
     
  10. WunDaii

    WunDaii Well-Known Member

    The exact reaction when the iPad revealed to run iOS. Look at it's success now.
     
  11. starjimstar

    starjimstar Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure you understood the nature of my comment. I am familiar with Bodega as well as the Mac OS X Software... link just under the  menu. In both cases, the developers retain control their own products. However, if the Mac App Store is anything like the iOS App Store, Apple controls the software; approving and rejecting and removing submissions at will. It is a question of autonomy.
     
  12. madmud101

    madmud101 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, totally agree.
    I didn't really mean to target my comment at you, just overall.
     
  13. Electric_Shaman

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    #13 Electric_Shaman, Oct 20, 2010
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    Is it that time of the month for you already rita?


    Apps for the Mac, sure, why not. My only worry is it'll be of little use to me, as I have an older macbook that's not capable of multi-touch input.

    Not too bothered about Lion though, upgraded to Snow Leopard shortly after launch because I kept hearing about how much faster it was. I didn't really notice any significant difference. So unless some amazing new feature persuades me, I don't think I'll upgrade.

    Edit: oh and Facetime.... a bit late to the party. With Skype rolling out Facebook integration soon, I see no reason to use it.
     
  14. MidianGTX

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    I seriously doubt the App Store would be the only option for getting your Mac software. I think it'd help developers with great apps that go totally unseen by most people.
     
  15. Cilo

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    My problem with any subsequent Mac OS upgrades from here on out is the relation it will have to my iPhone. I thought it was a pain in the ass to require me to upgrade to Leopard when I tried to sync my iPhone 4 - and seeing that I upgrade my phone a heck of a lot more than my desktop, I don't want to have to be forced to upgrade that as well once this whole iOS/MacOS mashup takes off a year or so from now.
     
  16. The Game Reaper

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    Jobs was very clear on that point - you can still install whatever you want, and if you wish to use Apple's approved catalog of apps you are welcome to.
     
  17. Lonan

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    If done right the app store on mac can be great. I hope they release more info soon. Would be great if all the best open source and free software is available on the app store and they update just as easy as apps on an iphone.

    And from a developers point of view this can be a very good way to distribute your apps and maybe even make some money.
     
  18. starjimstar

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    I just finished watching the presentation. Lion looks pretty swell. I am not at all excited about the MacBook Air. Steve said a few times that a vertical touch screen would feel unnatural. So make an iPad Pro. I would like a multi touch screen tablet running OS X, with the hardware of the MacBook Air. They could also sell bluetooth peripherals such as a keyboard, mouse and Blueray drive. Build in a DVI port for attaching larger displays. That would be a device to get excited about.
     
  19. CaptainAwesome

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    I love how Jobs has been denouncing netbooks all this time and then creates the 11.6" MacBook Air, which basically is a netbook.
     
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