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Old Oct 22nd, 2010, 09:28 AM   #41
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...given this thread and many others reflecting on the new products, not one person is happy with a thing they do.
I've been very happy with what Apple has been doing since 2002. But I'm unimpressed with what they appear to be doing now. Just because they've been doing great things in the past does not guarantee that they will continue to do great things in the future.

Indeed, I think a great deal of their motivation to do great things in the past decade has been the fact that they've been the minority platform/underdog, and the only way for them to get any attention at all was by being significantly better than the big players (Microsoft, HP, Dell, Nokeia, etc.) and they were.

Now that they've won a dominant share of some markets (PMP, smart phones, tablets), and have become the media darling even in markets where they are small (PCs), there is much less pressure on them to create products that are much better for consumers, and much more temptation to create products that will lock-in the consumers they've got. Meanwhile, Microsoft has been feeling the heat, and has made some pretty impressive changes. Windows 7 is a major improvement over Vista, which was a major architectural improvement over XP. Windows Phone 7 is looking like a serious competitor, and Android is going to be tough to stay ahead of as well.

I am really hoping that, despite the media focus on iOS and Apple's silence on OS X over the past 18 months, that major strides have been made in Cupertino, and that the next version of OS X will reopen the gap keeping the Mac '5 years ahead' of Windows. What was demoed has not supported that hope. I won't be jumping to any conclusions until I see the final product, but I'm not as optimistic as I was.
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Old Oct 22nd, 2010, 09:49 AM   #42
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A lot of people would move to Windows or Linux if this happened. I really only use mac at all because of no spyware and better UI.
Umm, you just kinda contradicted yourself.
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Old Oct 22nd, 2010, 10:06 AM   #43
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Is it me, or is anyone else getting a sense of deja vu? Every year, or so, Apple previews their upcoming OS and a handful of people get disappointed because it wasn't what they were expecting.

Pavlov's dog for Apple users. LOL
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Old Oct 22nd, 2010, 12:10 PM   #44
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is it me, or is anyone else getting a sense of deja vu? Every year, or so, apple previews their upcoming os and a handful of people get disappointed because it wasn't what they were expecting.

Pavlov's dog for apple users. Lol
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Pavlov's dog for Apple users. LOL
I, for one, have never felt the need to complain about potential future releases. This is a first although I'm waiting to see what actually comes out. I do have my fears based on the preview.

Actually somewhat insulted that others feel the need to pooh-pooh the opinions of other members. Comment on the topic, not the posters.
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Old Oct 22nd, 2010, 01:14 PM   #46
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I have to ask: What has Apple done with MacOS X (present and future) that has restricted anybody from doing anything.

Aside from printing Finder windows*.

*A personal pet peeve.
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Also with the recent release of the MagicPad showing these features will (should) please MagicPad owners and again maybe lure more buyers to the MagicPad because of these new features that will be accessible through gestures.. again just a thought.
it also gave me the sense that apple is gearing up for a touch screen iMac.
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I have to ask: What has Apple done with MacOS X (present and future) that has restricted anybody from doing anything.

Aside from printing Finder windows*.

*A personal pet peeve.
Yes, some of us miss the old Classic OS 'print window' function but there's still the command-shift-4 option.

I'm sure I came across an applescript for OS X a while back but I can't locate it, and there's always the "Print Window" utility that you could try.

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it also gave me the sense that apple is gearing up for a touch screen iMac.
Ew, please no.

A touch screen iMac would be worse than Lion.
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