Habits, UI changes, and OS stagnation

# · ✸ 87 · 💬 58 · 5 days ago · morrick.me · naetius
When Mac OS X was first introduced, its most striking aspect was its look, an intriguing combination of the classic Mac OS and NeXTSTEP/OPENSTEP. Steve Jobs was very proud of it, as you surely remember. Jobs began talking about Mac OS X by stating its goals, then the architecture used to attain those goals, and then there was a mention of how the new OS looked. I'd like to go over the goals for Mac OS X. First, we're going to have a single OS strategy at Apple. These were the goals for Mac OS X; but to sum it up, it was: Make the next great personal computer operating system. Over the years, I've noticed that, iteration after iteration, the focus of each introduction of a new version of Mac OS X shifted towards more superficial features and the general look of the system. Roughly since Mac OS X 10.7 Lion onward, Mac OS has gained a few cool features, but it has been losing entire apps, services, and certain facilities - like Disk Utility - have been dumbed down. With Mac OS it feels like its journey is over, the operating system has found a place to settle and has remained there for years.
Habits, UI changes, and OS stagnation



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