Originally Posted by matt_s
Honestly, get with it.
I have no qualms or issues with innovation. It's good for my Apple stock. This is not
OS X innovation.
YOu do have issues with innovation because you don't think that making the Mac better is innovation. You are losing nothing from the Mac but gaining functionality and usabilty and yet you are complaining. You even complained that bringing AirPlay to the Mac yet now all those people that complained about not having Safari on their TV can now do it was a $99 AppleTV.
And it's great Apple's selling lots of iPads and iPhones. It's super duper, really. But to me, that has zero to do with Mac OS X.
So you're upset that Apple has not only shown heavy focus on the Mac by doing yearly updates but is also trying to get the Mac to be more popular than before by taking elements that work cross-platform and applying them to OS X to make the Mac more useable and instantly familiar to users.
You really don't see what it wrong with your perception here, do you?
When I paid for all the Apple computers in our lab and across our office, and there's a boatload of them, I expected a robust OS X, not iOS. If I had wanted iPads at each workstation, I would have purchased iPads at each workstation.
Then ignore this update and keep using Lion or SL or whatever you think the last "real" version of Mac OS X was. It's not like anyone expected ML to arrive until 2013 or 2014 anyway. I'm sure by then the people that are complaining about ML now will be saying that ML was the last "real' version of OS X and that 10.10 is where Apple has lost its way.
Where's the speed improvements in Mountain Lion? Stability improvements?
Where are the stability improvements in the first beta of a new OS?
As for speed there are plenty of little speed improvements across many apps. Safari's visual history and Mail in general certainly load faster. I already use an SSD so an app taking more than one bounce to launch is a rarity so I'm hard pressed to accurately measure milliseconds but perception-wise the whole thing appears to respond a little better.
Most of the speed improvements are coming from usability enhancements. For instance Notification Center can be invoked by hitting the button in the upper right corner or, more easily, sliding two fingers from the right edge just off the trackpad toward the center of the trackpad. It's just like with iOS except it's on the side. That allows me to see a lot of information quickly.
Server? Ivy Bridge is not needed to get USB3.0, there are stand alone controllers.
And those controllers are HW that no Mac has yet your previous comment suggested that Apple could simply supply USB 3.0 drivers to make it work. As TS stated USB 3.0 will come with Ivy Bridge because it's part of the chipset. If it doesn't then I'll join you in complaining.
Apple used stand alone controllers for SCSI, USB1.0, USB1.1, FireWire and now, Thunderbolt. They could easily use them again. But this wouldn't be iPad-like. And Mountain Lion is "inspired by iPad."
Apple used stand alone controllers for a lot of things and they also didn't for a lot of things. What's your point? And why are you even bringing it up when the next round of Mac updates will include Ivy Bridge with the USB 3.0 controller built in?
We don't want an iPad Pro.
This kind of hyperbole shows you're not even trying to think about this rationally.
Interesting that Lion's adoption rate beats Vista but lags big time vs Snow Leopard.
Proof? I have a hard time believing that Lion outsold Vista.
Why you would even care about how we go about our business and what our technical needs are baffles me...
What does this even mean? You came to an open internet forum to complain about an OS update you are not forced to install with issues that you've made up without actually understanding the issues. You lose nothing with ML. If you don't want to use iCloud don't use an iCloud ID. It's that fucking simple. You don't want to extend your Mac into a more useful device that seamlessly connects with an iDevice or AppleTV then don't use those features. Messages doesn't remove anything iCat had, it just finally adds iMessages to the list of IM options.
Bottom line: If I have one complaint about ML it's that this is what I expected from Lion over a year ago.