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Perhaps tower sales plummeted as the world control is taken over by handheld minions? Also, back at that time was the birth of the iMac which, slowly but steadily, ate those parts of the pro market that did not really need all the power and expansion of a tower at every functional level.
Matte surfaces do not produce glare. But you can have a special coating on a shiny surface to minimize glare without making it matte. I know that my eyeglasses have such a coating and they are not matte of course.
No, it is "retina" for the Macs. Or so I would like. But I have no idea if it is feasible cost-wise.
I cannot talk about the other member but I can talk about myself. I upgraded to Snow Leopard just in the beginning of this year. Before taking the step to upgrade, I always prefer to wait and see if my existing software will run correctly and if X11 and associated applications are ready. Sometimes I wait even more if there is no compelling reason to upgrade. On the positive side this gives me a more mature operating system and, hopefully, a smoother upgrade path. I just...
By all means tell us. Thanks to Preview I have not touched Adobe's solutions for ages, so for me it is very important.
I think he means something different, that is to go to the next level where the normal desktop and Dashboard merge. So, Dashboard would not be just an extra isolated layer on top of your Desktop without communication between the two, but a set of small utilities you can invoke and use without interrupting data transfer to and from the documents you have open on your normal Desktop. The idea is to be able to directly exchange data between Dashboard and normal applications...
An ethernet connection is still useful in Europe. In all hotels I was until last year the wireless connection was restricted to the lobby. In the rooms there was only cabled connection. I cannot of course tell if it was a coincidence or not. On the other hand, what you say is the solution I have in mind when I buy a MBA for travel. It is that simple.
By the way, here are the XQuartz mailing lists, for anyone interested to join.
Thanks for the informative post. I had no idea that Lion handles files like that. Although I cannot assess it right away without using it for some time first, it looks worrisome.
X11 is quite widespread in academia and the scientific world with a plethora of applications written specifically for it. The Macintosh presence in those areas has increased considerably during the last years, from what my own and other colleagues' personal experience can tell. I have no idea though about actual numbers and I believe that proportionally we (X11 users) are still a niche.I use XQuartz since many years ago and in some way I am glad that Apple decided to...
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