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Interesting that you suggest that Amelio intended Rhapsody to be what would become the Carbon API (“... an OS that would run classic Mac apps within NeXTSTEP”). I had not heard the acquisition explained that way, but it makes sense.
Mac OS X Server was, literally, Rhapsody. So that’s what became of it, as Jobs took over and implemented the dual Carbon and Cocoa API approach to the transition from Mac OS “Classic” to Mac OS X.
Another important and under-appreciated aspect of the timing of transition was the shift to the Unicode standard. Cocoa was Unicode-based, clean and efficient.
rob53 said:sevenfeet said:I’m old enough to remember Photoshop 1.0 on the 68000 Macs. Architecture transitions predate PowerPC-Intel.
Photoshop/Illustrator date back to early Macintosh. Both have continuous histories on macOS, with no forks that I’m aware of, the closest thing being the Creative Suite and OS X transitions.I wouldn’t be surprised to see that change now, with the same approach they used for Lightroom. There will be a Photoshop Classic, while they launch a new Photoshop based on the iPadOS app. Same for Illustrator, which also has an iPadOS app.
The thing about Klobuchar is she is entirely on the record with regard to these issues — I wonder, who here has actually read her bill?Keeping in mind that proposed bills are starting points, and the hearings she’s going to hold are part of that process. Gathering information to make effective laws. Pretty much the opposite of what the first poster said about her, while the second said she is corrupt without providing a scintilla of evidence.
I’ll admit that I have not read it, but I’m going to go read it now.Here is the full bill (56 pages):
Misogyny aside, this is her job, and there is no question the government needs to look at these issues and take positions. The App Store bullshit is minor in the overall picture. Whatever oversight or regulation that gets enacted in that respect will not pose any serious issues for Apple.
No, social platforms like Facebook will be front and center here. Things like the Instagram acquisition and other kinds of anti-competitive practices need to be looked at. Not to mention privacy and security aspects. The idea we should all sit around with our thumbs up our asses while we let people like Mark Zuckerberg do whatever they like is not going to fly.