I can understand people bitching about the 10 minute demo of the new OS, whining cause they think they have it all figured out... but what is being missed here, is the future of the desktop OS.
We're FINALLY getting rid of the 'windowed' world we've lived in since the 90's. How awesome is that?
Yes we have big monitors so we can have multiple windows open, but what if we didn't have to? I think one of the coolest features I saw today, was being in a Full Screen application, ridding the view of the normal desktop we've stared at for decades, not having to menu dive for features/options, and being able to 'flip' between these Full Screened apps with ease. If you want to go back to your standard desktop, it's a 'swipe'. This is a new way of desktop computing.
So for all the people that are stuck in OS 9, Windows '95, and Red Hat 1... seriously... think before you bitch.
The Mac App Store, is going to generate a huge amount of profit for them. Bravo. Keep spending that money Apple, and innovate something cooler.
The whole iOS application screen thing. Seriously... how awesome is it that you don't have to dive in your stacks, your app folder, other places on your hard drive, to find/open/use your app. Just a gesture on a mouse or a trackpad, touch, boom... your app. Nicely transferred to the desktop. Rock on Apple. Yes, it's faster to just click the icon in the dock, but I'm not referring to that. I'm talking about diving into menus, and app folders. The bitching behind this, reminds me when Expose` was announced. It was stated in multiple forums, "but I can just 'cmd-tab' blah blah blah". Ketchup/Catsup. Whatever.
The only 'fail' from the tiny 10 minute preview, would be Mission Control. Stupid branding, it's a revamped Expose`. Yawn.
I laugh at all the people that shout how much they're not excited about this OS. I'm sorry, but the only time I stood in line for an OS was 10.3, and this will be the second time I stand in line for an OS. Excited? You bet. This is the future of Desktop computing. Finally starting to rid the world of 'windowed' computing, and the 'mouse', 10.7 is the first real step, and I want to be apart of it.