Originally Posted by iNosey
Mavericks is amazing. I have absolutely no idea how they can get better. Just hope they now keep the battery saving features from Mavs.
Yep. I can't think of a single additional feature that I would ask for, nor any performance requests, as it just flies, and is rock solid. Honestly, I would be completely satisfied if all they did was refresh the OS visually for the next version, and not add a single feature. It's starting to look very dated, and I think the general iOS7 style can be adapted to the desktop, unlike previous iOS versions that would have looked tacky. I'm not the biggest fan of all of iOS7s design decisions, but it's simplicity and lack of chrome make it very flexible and robust in terms of adapting to different screen sizes and input methods.
Originally Posted by GadgetCanadaV2
Mavericks is great. The only complaint I have is with the new Pages. I tried opening a previous file and there was some floating text that it would not let me edit. I had to revert back to the previous version of Pages just to work on it. I've deleted the new Pages from my Mac but now I get the upgrade notification in the Mac App Store which will not go away......that is pissing me off. Same thing with iMovie on my old 2008 iMac, I can't upgrade because of my hardware which is fine but I can't get rid of the upgrade notification in the app store telling to upgrade to the new iMovie. This is stupid.
Uh, just hide the update, and it will disable all future notifications. And there's nothing "stupid" about it informing you of updates.
Originally Posted by pedromartins
Also, it's time to enforce the Mac App Store for it to really take off. Dropbox, Chrome, Firefox, Transmission, Thunderbird, VLC, etc... What are they waiting for?
Steam would have to play nicely, too. The advantages are just tremendous (simplicity, ease of use, updates, apps would be forced to play nicely, comments and opinions always there, no malware or anything like it, etc.).
In an ideal world, I would agree with you. Having all apps in the appstore would greatly benefit the MAJORITY of users, in terms of stability, reliability, all updates from one source, a history of all your purchases, being able to easily restore all your applications from the cloud like iOS, etc. Like I said, MOST users. However, there are alot of use case scenarios, especially in development, that this would not work for many. The outcry would be massive. The best compromise is for major apps to have an option to download their apps from the appstore (ie. firefox/chrome/office/adobe suite/etc). However, these companies will most likely never do this, because of political, financial, and technical reasons. Which sucks, because I would always choose to download something from the appstore if its available. It's such a fucking headache having each application with its own update mechanism, own notification systems, etc. Would make life alot easier and cleaner if it was from one source, but again, unless it's forced (which it never will be) I predict most major apps will never make their way to the store. Then again, even though it can't compare to the iOS appstore, the Mac appstore is still an excellent addition and I've already downloaded nearly a hundred applications using it. The fact that OS updates are built in make things so much cleaner also.
Edited by Slurpy - 11/1/13 at 2:46pm