Originally Posted by Tallest Skil
No… he is… hence the remark about FUD in the first place…
Nothing is being stripped out. They've added functionality, some would say partial, that had never been in OS X previously at all.
No. I don't think I'm wrong. Feel free to show me I am, though, if you can.
Right now (under Snow Leopard) full screen on Aperture works fine. All the various things going on within the other displays keep going on, and I can continue to work. Under the new OS, full screen blanks five of the six displays. I'd say that qualifies as something "taken away", such as 5/6ths of my working area. Right now, I can start any app, and I don't have to worry about the OS mothering me about it -- no sandbox, no certificates -- although at this point (again, Snow Leopard) it's annoying about downloaded content. Yeah, I want to start the app, that's why I downloaded it, you idiots. Under the new OS, it will begin making starting new apps more annoying, in a very hand-holdy, yet highly inappropriate way -- trusting apps from the app store, but not from Joe Developer. I'd say that counts as both "dumbing down" and "needless classism." Instead of letting the user manage the machine and fixing the actual vulnerabilities in the OS, Apple has elected to begin erecting a wall between apps in its store and apps from independent developers. Which I suspect is going to get higher and harder to cross as the OS continues to degrade, but that's a different subject, and not my problem anyway as I'm not planning on going there.
And of course, as per usual, Apple is marching off into the sunset, leaving the broken parts of OSX they never got right -- like UDP sockets and the buggy color matching system under Snow Leopard, the spewing of console messages from cron under Leopard -- unfixed in those versions (even though they are on record as having promised to fix them.) It'd be fine if they fixed them in the new OS, if the new OS was as usable as the old OS, but it appears that it isn't. Heck, it's to the point where we have to depend on third parties to find the bugs and patch them (cron fix, for instance, was done outside Apple -- by me.)
So, where's the FUD? You telling me that the new OS will NOT be annoying about new apps? You telling me that full screen mode works just like it used to and I can continue working on all my monitors? You telling me they are going to fix those things in Leopard and Snow Leopard?
Over to you, Tallest Skil.