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MacBytes
Jun 28, 2004, 02:00 PM
Category: Apple Software
Link: Tiger Preview (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20040628150012)
Posted on MacBytes.com (http://www.macbytes.com)

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Captain Canuck
Jun 28, 2004, 02:35 PM
Dashboard is the dumbest and ugliest thing I have ever seen from Apple -- not to mention a complete rip-off of Konfabulator. Spotlight is a nice addtion but the finder still needs more enhancements than just that (See Cocoatech's "Path Finder" http://www.cocoatech.com/pf.php) Apple take a hint here. They better have more to offer than what they've presented so far to make Tiger worth the upgrade -- which was last rumored as going to cost more money.

cc

p.s. Konfabulator wigets actually look good er.. make that "great" in comparison.

nagromme
Jun 28, 2004, 05:39 PM
They better have more to offer than what they've presented so far to make Tiger worth the upgrade

I'm going to take a wild guess that Apple may make some additional enhancements between now and mid-2005 :rolleyes:

wrldwzrd89
Jun 28, 2004, 05:45 PM
I'm going to take a wild guess that Apple may make some additional enhancements between now and mid-2005 :rolleyes:
I agree - Tiger is a long way from being finished, just as Panther was when it was demoed at WWDC 2003. However, it looks like Tiger will take longer to complete than Panther did. I wonder if this trend will continue - meaning that in some upcoming WWDC Apple won't have a new Mac OS X ready for us.

Nermal
Jun 28, 2004, 06:01 PM
Dashboard is the dumbest and ugliest thing I have ever seen from Apple -- not to mention a complete rip-off of Konfabulator.

Reminds me more of Desk Accessories than Konfabulator.

Captain Canuck
Jun 28, 2004, 06:26 PM
Reminds me more of Desk Accessories than Konfabulator.

Either or it's still a rip-off. I guess my point may be better stated this way...

If you're going to make a new feature announcement it shouldn't be of something that's so obvious a rip-off. And, if you are going to rip-off something it should be something useful like Cocoatech's "Path Finder" (I have nothing to to with Path Finder I just think it's a great "useful" product).

I guess we'll see what more they have tucked away once we get closer to the actual release.

cc

Nermal
Jun 28, 2004, 06:55 PM
Either or it's still a rip-off.

Er, Apple made Desk Accessories back in the 80s. I wasn't aware it was possible to "rip-off" your own company.

TomSmithMacEd
Jun 28, 2004, 06:59 PM
Hey, I did the vr tour of dashboard. I thought it looked very helpful, and nice. Maybe change the color and hte look a little bit, but I know it will be something I'll use a lot.

ALoLA
Jun 28, 2004, 07:27 PM
What's the difference between Dashboard and running a bunch of little apps? Is this just some kind of Launcher? For that matter, what exactly does Konfabulator do? Is it also a launcher of some sort? :confused:

svenr
Jun 28, 2004, 10:48 PM
For that matter, what exactly does Konfabulator do? Is it also a launcher of some sort? :confused:

Why don't u just go to the Konfabulator website and find out?

wdlove
Jun 29, 2004, 11:32 AM
I agree - Tiger is a long way from being finished, just as Panther was when it was demoed at WWDC 2003. However, it looks like Tiger will take longer to complete than Panther did. I wonder if this trend will continue - meaning that in some upcoming WWDC Apple won't have a new Mac OS X ready for us.

That is very likely. Phil Schiller commented that we just can maintain the current pace. The future release of the OS will be slower.