Mountain Lion: Apple gets its operating systems in sync
Posted 22 August 2012 - 02:29 AM
– the key element of a successful sync regime - the ability of the user to determine where the primary, or master file is stored - is entirely missing in action!
As of Mountain Lion developers are required to sandbox application data, but contrarily local file storage is deprecated in preference to iCloud - insane, and utterly inane!
Some users do wish to backup to the cloud, and exchange documents and data between applications. Indeed one of the most significant selling features of Apples/Macs/Apple Macintosh computers was the ability to share files between programs, and easily drag-n-drop files. Mountain Lion is more like a pretty version of WindowsCE, than a sensible development beyond Snow Leopard.
Come on Apple, our Apple desktops should not be reduced in functionality to a turn of the century Palm Pilots.
Somedays I wish Apple would offer OS enhancements in a Modular fashion, Taking a sound OS such as Snow Leopard just download and bolt on new OS modules to suit ones needs. Or delete as required.
It makes good sense to have the OS sandboxed, but applications, and application data? Get real!
Posted 02 September 2012 - 12:16 PM
Posted 02 September 2012 - 01:50 PM
PowerPC applications stopped being supported with Lion so Mountain Lion's lack of support isn't surprising. But I don't understand how a display can be Power PC. -- displays are platform agnostic. Can you elaborate?
Posted 20 September 2012 - 12:22 PM
Posted 05 October 2012 - 07:42 AM
There have been idiotic lawsuits, in particular one against a foreign grocery store as if Apple sells blasted produce! Poor working conditions for factory workers under a contracted outsource by Apple to make the new iPhone. Which sucks by the way, have you tried using the maps application? How about the awesome purple glares in photos taken with the phone? Oh yes, part of the natural aging of the BRAND NEW device according to Apple. Just aim it away from light sources, cause it's not like we use the frigging things on a daily basis to see, especially during the late and night-time hours!
Oh, and then there's awesome, amazing, fantastic mountain lion! Oh, behold the gem of Apple engineering and ingenuity to further produce over priced proprietary garbage! That not only costs more than fully functional, comparable, and in many ways superior alternatives, but also manages to completely fail at providing a satisfactory user experiences by functioning as intended. The archaic file management algorithms and lack of defragging software on HDD systems aside, the whole OS is a complete mess. It runs like solid excrement through an eyedropper due to the previously set aside problem and it also manages to throw away many useful desktop and notebook oriented features. Even the update system and applications are on the fritz because of the ineptly implemented changes!
My user experience of the Mountain Lion has been figuratively like fornicating with an empty coffee can full of broken glass and rusted razor blades sprinkled with sulfuric acid.
Posted 05 October 2012 - 07:56 AM
If you use Safari bookmarks are synced.
Posted 17 October 2012 - 04:01 PM