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#11 2018-10-22 09:06:58

Algaris
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From: England
Registered: 2006-01-27
Posts: 432

Re: Windows

That was an interesting article. Thank you for sharing.

I don’t really use Windows myself as I moved over to the Mac back in the mid 2000’s for my main computer. I do have a gaming desktop PC but its main use is to run the games I have installed on it. I barely touch Windows itself.

The company I work for is primarily Windows based (I’m the only employee with a Mac on his desk), so I did find myself nodding my head in agreement with a lot of the article. I find it fascinating how Microsoft pivoted Windows into a SAAS and how Windows 10 is now the last version of Windows.

Regarding macOS I hope there isn’t a complete merge with iOS coming down the line. I don’t mind sharing features with each OS but the though of ending up with iOS on my Mac is not appealing.

I use iOS on my phone every day and my iPad has pretty much replaced my need for a laptop. However when I want to do real work I’ll fire up my 27” i7 iMac with 16GB RAM and a beefy graphics card. My worry with allowing iOS apps to run on macOS (which is a good thing in principle) is that people will code for iOS first and then do the equivalent of click a check box to spit out a macOS version, without giving any though to how a macOS app should look, feel and behave. IMHO macOS is not iOS and it never should be.

To use a Steve Jobs metaphor I’m a truck driver and always will be.

Last edited by Algaris (2018-10-22 09:09:01)

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#12 2018-10-23 02:25:55

bici
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From: vancouver
Registered: 2004-02-24
Posts: 1,320
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Re: Windows

I have not one scintilla of concern that APPL is monitoring me.
“richest company in the world — grâce à nous !”

so be it. this has been the case since Jesus was in diapers.

Plus SJ/APPl nailed it when they married OS with hardware. just nailed it.
I have much better things to do with my time than to spend days monitoring hardware/software doings.

Your car has loads of monitoring smarts. Who wants to build their own cars!

To date i have no problems with Apple.


…. texted postive

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#13 2018-10-23 03:32:30

phiw13
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From: Japan
Registered: 2004-02-27
Posts: 1,550
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Re: Windows

Algaris wrote #314687:

Regarding macOS I hope there isn’t a complete merge with iOS coming down the line. I don’t mind sharing features with each OS but the though of ending up with iOS on my Mac is not appealing.

On reflection, I shouldn’t have used the word “merge” in my comment above. That implies too much that macOS would become a specific version of iOS tailored for the “desktop” form factor. What will happen is that lots of under the hood stuff (code) that is in iOS now, or in the near future, will eventually be part of the code base of macOS. The top level layer – user facing UI / interaction model would still be different (hopefully…). Particularly the interaction model should remain different, as we deal with two (three) different form factors.

To use a Steve Jobs metaphor I’m a truck driver and always will be.

Yeah, macOS will be, more than now or in the past, the truck.

(yeah, software developers wil bult an app for IOS, then click the checkbox and make a desktop compatible version. And mess thins up. What is new here? they already do that, I’m looking at you electron apps which give only lip services to macOS integration – and try to be very polite.)

Destry wrote #314685:

Point is, I wouldn’t wait another five years to get started down the path. There’s a reason Apple is the richest company in the world — grâce à nous !

Hmm, they’ve consistently built fairly solid hardware and software to it. That does play a role in their valuation. And as far as “tracking” goes, Apple is very conservative and protective of users privacy compared to other software and hardware makers. (and it is damn easy to turn of 99.9% of all tracking on macOS).

Apparently Mohave won’t work with laptops from 2010 or older, even if those machines work fine. Mine is 2011, so I guess Mohave might be my last macOS if the trend continues.

8 years old machines. That is a bloody good support.

p.

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