FAQ: everything you need to know about OS X Mavericks
Posted 12 June 2013 - 11:25 AM
Posted 12 June 2013 - 12:15 PM
Assuming no more big cats could be found, a better choice would be the world's major mountains, solid, impressive and photogenic. Denali I'd like. Mavericks sounds like a minor league baseball team.
Apple must not have run this one past focus groups--or at least not any outside coastal California.
Posted 12 June 2013 - 12:44 PM
Its a nba team dallas mavericks not minor league but I see your point both are irrevelant to their location but a surfing shack come on bobcat would have been a better name!! And I want siri for the mac really bad hope it comes as a 10.9.1 or.2 update.
Posted 12 June 2013 - 01:18 PM
Really, they changed the name scheme because the established scheme was fully Steve Jobs era, and they want a new era established. Steve Jobs was all about the big fluffy kitties, which artistic folks are all for too. The Snow Leopard kitty pic was THE BEST, especially when the original was published.
Now it's back to dull safe Intel-style placenames. Ho Hum. BORING.
Posted 12 June 2013 - 01:36 PM
BTW, some of Apple's previous codenames were rather redundant. You do know that Puma, Panther, and Mountain Lion are all the **same** cat, right?
Posted 12 June 2013 - 03:20 PM
It seems that Apple and its execs are trying a little too hard to come off as *cool* to a younger target audience. I had to roll my eyes at Federighi's reference to running out to surf 30-foot waves. C'mon. Dude.
Note to Apple: Do what you do well. That's impressive enough.
Posted 12 June 2013 - 05:57 PM
So far, everything they promised works.
Tabbed finder is great
reduced memory usage is very very good
Still have not tried out 10.9 with much battery use but I expect.
Notes are flatter as well... no more memo pad.
few bugs with the preview release but that is expected.
wont disclose much more because of apples' confidentiality clause.
last word... look forward to this. :-)
Posted 12 June 2013 - 07:36 PM
Focus groups! Hahahahahaha!
Oh, wait, you were serious? Apple doesn't use focus groups. People who want to appeal to the lowest common denominator — not Apple — use that lame process. The Ford Excursion is what focus groups lead that automaker to create. They kept saying, "It need ps to be a little bigger..." And they made that massive waste of perfectly good raw materials (and gas).
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. - Martin Luther King, Jr.