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Old Jun 28, 2004, 02:00 PM   #1
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Old Jun 28, 2004, 02:35 PM   #2
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Dashboard -- Fun Widgets my *&@?!

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.

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

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Old Jun 28, 2004, 05:39 PM   #3
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I don't think Apple has Tiger finished as is just waiting a year to sell it

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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
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Old Jun 28, 2004, 05:45 PM   #4
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I'm going to take a wild guess that Apple may make some additional enhancements between now and mid-2005
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.
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Old Jun 28, 2004, 06:01 PM   #5
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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.
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Old Jun 28, 2004, 06:26 PM   #6
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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.

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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.
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Old Jun 28, 2004, 06:59 PM   #8
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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.
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Old Jun 28, 2004, 07:27 PM   #9
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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?
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For that matter, what exactly does Konfabulator do? Is it also a launcher of some sort?
Why don't u just go to the Konfabulator website and find out?
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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.
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