OS X Matured. Whats NeXT?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by manic, Aug 10, 2006.

  1. manic macrumors regular

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    OS X has obviously matured. It does a terrific job now, but we should start entering a phase where deeper, milestone-like improvements are set on the horizon.

    A little like when OSX was anounced in 1999, when we gazed at the next super stable, multitasking OS with brand new UI.

    What is next? What could possibly be done in the next generation OSs? Ive heard about radically new file management systems, but what could we expect of an hpothetical OS 11?
     
  2. Darwin macrumors 65816

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    Right now I'm wanting to know what to expect of the extra features in Leopard :D
     
  3. clevin macrumors G3

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    1.3-D interface, not only the effect showed in space or virtue desktop, but the one like Xgl under linux.
    2.easy build-in emulator system for games
    3.multi protocol IM system with video conference support
    4.OS/hardware separation, enable the installation of Mac OS on PC.
    5.improve the code, reduce the size of the system
     
  4. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    I honestly feel like weve progressed about as far as we can, OS wise. I think the next hurdle to cross is going to be the software one. Rather than having an OS that runs software, youll start to see more and more OS with software built in.

    For example, search for a song with spotlight. It will open the mp3 and start to play, but instead of loading a full iTunes interface, it will just add an icon to the dock for control reasons, and play the song from the OS itself, without loading iTunes. Of course, you can still open iTunes itself.

    Let me put it another way, what else do you want your OS to do that it cant already do?
     
  5. deepy macrumors regular

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    Windows does that already sorta.....do a search, find the mp3....click on it and theres a little built in windows media player in the sidebar.

    If we had the answers to that question then we could just implement the next gen OS ourselves and make millions. We'll leave that question to the brain power of the professionals!
     
  6. elppa macrumors 68040

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    Can't you sort of do that already?

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  7. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    1. Completely 3D? That would give me a headache
    2. It's called Windows
    3. Adium, with video conferencing
    4. HAHAHA!!! Keep dreaming
    5. You can't eat your cake and have it, too...
     
  8. zane macrumors 6502

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    Its not what it cant do but what it can do better.
     
  9. Spaceman Spiff macrumors regular

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    Yes.

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  10. clevin macrumors G3

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    LOL, dream is the initiation of everything. no dream, no progress.
     
  11. Mac Rules macrumors 6502

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    The next generation platform, OS XI, will only be available when they finally finish coding it to make the tea, take your gf out and have a beer with you when you need it. Also when it can make documents in 3D, so comletly useless! lol

    Cheers
     
  12. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    So what are people dreaming for these days (besides faster and faster CPU's)?
     
  13. clevin macrumors G3

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    sigh, u know Memory, not CPU, is the one that matters most, My dream now is 2GB memory.
     
  14. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    When it's ready they'll have to get Spinal Tap launch it. Forget Windows, our OS goes to 11.
     
  15. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    Ahhh yes, but unless you intend on infiltrating Apple's upper upper managment, that "dream" will stay a dream... :rolleyes:
     
  16. Super Macho Man macrumors 6502a

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    We need a full database filesystem. Filename extensions (hell, filenames themselves) are so 1970s. We need to get beyond the file/folder paradigm, it's too limited and doesn't fit most modern workflows.

    We need a resolution independent display.

    GPUs are super fast and they need to be put to work instead of sitting there doing nothing 90%+ of the time. Why does playing HD video clips or any sort of media take any CPU at all? Let the GPU handle it. The GPU would make a great media encoder too.

    The entire OS needs to be pervasively multithreaded to take advantage of the increasing core count in future CPUs. BeOS did this and it was screaming fast and super responsive under heavy load even on a 200MHz Pentium w/ 32MB of RAM. Pervasive multithreading --> better multitasking, more speed, more efficiency, less power consumption, more battery life. Easy/automatic multithreading needs to be built into xcode.

    We need a built-in HD porn viewer, iPorn.
     
  17. clevin macrumors G3

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    luv your idea :D
     
  18. sigamy macrumors 65816

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    I want Grid computing included throughout the OS. When I'm applying effects in iMovie or FCP, Photoshop filters, encoding a HD-DVD or Blu Ray or H.264 it should use all the idle CPU power found on my network, not just my own.

    I'm holding my breathe that this is the top secret feature in 10.5.
     

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