OK, two things happened to my MBPro and the only difference between earlier and now is that I installed the Beta of Messages:
1, When my laptop goes to sleep with the blank screen, I cannot get it to wake up. The keyboard does not light up when I press the space-bar, the screen does not turn on like it used to. I have to power off and power on; that's the only thing that worked for me to be able to use my laptop again.
2. Spaces/Expose/thingy stopped working. I could no longer use the three0finger swipe to move between ful-screen applications - the swipes did not do anything. Even if I clicked the application in the Dock, it did not switch to that application (because it was full-screen in another workspace) - it stayed on the default desktop. I had to close all the full-screen applications and restart them in windowed mode to be able to use anything.
Finally I uninstalled Messages and went back to iChat, repaired permissions, and now my laptop works fine again.
...you just gotta have that smooth blingety animation for posting **** on Facebook and Twitter. Don't even get me started about the integration of that bullshit into my ****ing operating system, which I could have sworn was supposed to serve as a platform for me to install and run stuff- not to come included with useless clients for every social network under the sun or tell me that my disk images aren't sprinkled with enough magical Apple pixie fairy dust, so they're not authorized to mount and that I should just trash 'em instead.
Well you're certainly entitled to your (extremely vehement) opinion, but I've gotta point out that FB Integration isn't anywhere in either Lion or Mountain Lion. Nor is there any other Social Networking clients other than Twitter integration... but since the iPad with a 1Ghz ARM CPU can handle Twitter integration, I'm 99.99% sure that Twitter integration isn't the reason for the GMA950 being dropped.
And Disk Images? Fairy Dust? Not sure exactly what you mean by that. You can Instruct Gatekeeper to not install non-Mac App Store or Apple Blessed Applications... but you can also tell it to leave you the F alone. Which I plan on doing. But having the *option* means that the Macs that people give to parents/grandparents/kids can be locked down and protected from Malware and fake OSX anti-virus trojans quite easily and completely.
By doing this, Apple is giving those that want/need it (aka the less tech-savvy) the option to be more protected. That is it. They are in no way stopping you from launching any old DMG on your desktop and doing whatever you want with it. The one thing they're not doing (and I'm happy about it) is releasing 20 different version of "Mountain Lion", like "Starter" and "Pro" a la Microsoft. They're just baking features into the OS that parents and others can use to protect less tech-savvy users.
Originally Posted by Dennis Nedry
Has anyone ever stopped and wondered why we need all this hardware? What's wrong with any of it? Absolutely nothing. But everyone is stuck in the mindset that when a company pushes out a bloated and inferior product (in terms of performance) with skyrocketing system requirements as a result- that's just life. Go out and buy a faster computer to run your crappier code.
To be honest, I honestly think Apple's doing the opposite of bloating out crappy code. They're streamlining code. It's an Anti-MS move, where they're not trying to support 10 years worth of hardware with antiquated drivers. It's not just about moving people to new hardware (though of course that's something Apple - as a business - wants people to do). And how are the system requirements skyrocketing? Snow Leopard dropped PPC. Lion dropped 32-bit. Apple's pretty much had 5 years as the max lifespan for machines supported by a current OS for the last 4-5 years. Nothing has changed.
And just so I'm not coming across as someone who's 100% a kool-aid drinker I've got a 17" iMac at home that works with Lion (C2D) but won't work with Mountain Lion, even though it has a ATI x1600 card in it. So I'm not just a bleeding edge guy. The 12" PBG4 on my couch will attest to that!
Steve Jobs re: iTunes on Windows: "It's like giving a glass of ice water to somebody in hell"
Just had a thought: If OS X is changing to an iOS-like, one-major-release-per-year format, will Mountain Lion (and subsequent updates) be free like iOS?
Edit: Also, did anyone else read this bit about iCloud doc storage on Gruber's site?
iCloud document storage, and the biggest change to Open and Save dialog boxes in the 28-year history of the Mac. Mac App Store apps effectively have two modes for opening/saving documents: iCloud or the traditional local hierarchical file system. The traditional way is mostly unchanged from Lion (and, really, from all previous versions of Mac OS X). The iCloud way is visually distinctive: it looks like the iPad springboard — linen background, iOS-style one-level-only drag-one-on-top-of-another-to-create-one “folders”. It’s not a replacement of traditional Mac file management and organization. It’s a radically simplified alternative.
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They're streamlining code. It's an Anti-MS move, where they're not trying to support 10 years worth of hardware with antiquated drivers. Apple's pretty much had 5 years as the max lifespan for machines supported by a current OS for the last 4-5 years. Nothing has changed.
The ongoing drop of support is probably for the best anyway... Apple has to do this in order to streamline and "perfect" its support for the machines that could run their OS with no issues. This could probably relate to iOS 4 performance issues on the iPhone 3G. That is a mistake Apple never wants to make again and is now doing the right thing in removing support for older machines. Even if something is capable, it doesn't mean it's efficient and Apple doesn't want an OS on an aging machine...