11 Jun 2007
thoughts on leopard (+iphone)
another wwdc keynote has come and gone. i haven't read the general reaction from the "community", but what i've read from engadget
sounds like a pretty good keynote. i wasn't expecting much since there is supposed to be only a couple of "top secret" features left that was going to be announced.
i love the new finder
-- love the "touched today and touched yesterday" shortcuts, love the new coverflow view, love quicklook
i love the new itunes-variant of the unified look.
i love the new time machine
(i'll probably get an airport base station and plug my lacie as soon as leopard comes out.)
i love the new smart address, dates and phone number detection in apple mail
i love the new spaces
(virtual desktop) (still not better than beryl
i love the new 64 bit
os (so geeky)
i love the new web clips
(pandering to the widget authoring side of myself)
i love the new dock
i love the iphone safari engine as an SDK (stop whining, it is better than writing java!)
i love the new dvd player.
i love the new "find inline
" feature in safari (yes, firefox had it years ago
i love the new xray
developer tools. (dtrace on osx!)
i love core-animation
. it's like prototype.js for cocoa. haha, just kidding.
i feel indifferent to boot camp
(parallels is so much more useful)
i feel indifferent to stacks
i feel indifferent to mail templates
i feel indifferent to safari on windows
(why? there must be some secret reason for this.)
i feel indifferent to $129 for leopard
, i'm going to buy it just like i did for tiger.
i feel indifferent to dashcode
i don't like the new frontrow
- i like the old front row theme better, or even centerstage!
i don't like safari 3 with css rendered controls like buttons and text fields (but i'll get over it.)
i don't like the rss feeds in mail, but i expect some do.
i expected .mac to be set "free" and partner with google
, didn't happen.
i expected ilife 07
, didn't happen.
i expected more dashboard innovations, like multiple dashboards, didn't happen (and great for apple for sticking to simplicity!)
i expected ZFS, after the leak from SUN
. but that didn't happen.
all in all, seems like a net-win for me. woohoo, now i have to wait till october.
and btw, i love the new apple.com theme
, and their gratuitous use of the lightbox
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