Sorry, but I agree with your assessment!Originally posted by jefhatfield
worst case scenario:
doubling of speeds and still stuck on G5, or next processor past the current G4
best case scenario:
best case scenario - more than triple the speeds and be on G6 or whatever the processor that will be two generations past the G4
two and a half years ago, the ibook was at 366 mhz and now it's at 700 mhz
the imac was a crt machine with a G3 and now there's a flat panel lcd and a G4 processor
things have moved forward, but not as fast as the PC world where speeds went from 600 mhz laptops to 2+ ghz laptops in the same price range and there are brand name PC desktops well past 1 ghz that sell for under $500
two and a half years from now, the speed gap won't be a top issueOriginally posted by TheFink
Apple will close the gap and have CPU's that are only 1/2 as slow as their PC counterparts.
That sounds interesting. As a developer, I can tell you that would be useful. But...Originally posted by wrylachlan
Cocoa Module Integrator: an application that allows cocoa modules to work with and add functionality to existing carbon programs. This allows big developers to start dipping into cocoa without loosing their investment in existing carbon code.
That's not realistic. First, developers will never all transition to Cocoa. PhotoShop, Quark, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, and 90% of applications need to be cross-platform. There is no good Objective C compiler for Win32, meaning developers for cross-platform applications will never write in Cocoa because it would require them to have two separate versions of their program, or constantly be converting it. If Apple made Project Builder cross platform for Win32, then we'd see some real action in Cocoa (since it is easier than Carbon or other C compilers).Carbon to Cocoa Translator: an application that makes a rough cocoa translation of existing carbon source code. The resulting code still needs modification to make it efficient, but this speeds up the process of carbon to cocoa drastically.
Once all developers are on cocoa (2008) and the x86 is starting to seriously transition to IA-64 (2008) Apple ports OSX to Itanium and all developers have a simple recompile.
Well, I do write cross-platform applications. And I use Cocoa. No, Obj C doesn't go "deep" into the core of the application, but Obj C does a fantastic job on the UI. That is where Cocoa lies.Originally posted by cosmicsoftceo
PhotoShop, Quark, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, and 90% of applications need to be cross-platform. There is no good Objective C compiler for Win32, meaning developers for cross-platform applications will never write in Cocoa because it would require them to have two separate versions of their program, or constantly be converting it.
Well, ProjectBuilderWO, the WebObjects development environment (and an extension on the normal Project Builder) runs on Windows as well as OS X. I believe it also includes an Obj C compiler. The problem is that Cocoa itself is not ported to Win32 as far as I know (and the performance hit of using such a translation layer would likely be too great to seriously consider it anyways).If Apple made Project Builder cross platform for Win32, then we'd see some real action in Cocoa (since it is easier than Carbon or other C compilers).
Well, that's assuming that said developers are getting something out of their Carbon code. When was the last Carbon update? I don't remember seeing one recently. If you don't need OS 9 backwards compatibility, Cocoa is a MUCH better API than the Carbon kludge!Second, Carbon is no longer insuperior to Cocoa. The only real insuperiority in OS X was the lack of toolbars, drawers, and other specific features. The fact that Carbon apps look crappy is the fault of the developer. And now in 10.2, Carbon apps have access to Services, toolbars, sheets, drawers, etc. It's just a matter of slogging through all the Carbon legacy code and modifying it to look better, work better, etc. Once Carbon developers rewrite the code for their interfaces, you'll barely be able to tell the difference, assuming they follow the guidelines.
The speed issue will ALWAYS be an issue. If you look at the trend, apple keeps falling behind more and more each quarter. Even with IBM's new cpu, macs will still be slower, and it will only close the gap so far. Then, the gap will widen even more than it did in the past. Just basing this on trend analysis.Originally posted by jefhatfield
two and a half years from now, the speed gap won't be a top issue
but if the pc world still sees the newest video cards and most software titles first, that will be a continuing sore issue...especially with gamers and mostly younger, cutting edge users who like those factors and are ready at the computer store's door with mommy's and daddy's money
when i worked at office depot, the bulk of the software sales were games and kids bought most of those...and sometimes stole the disk(s) from the box and somehow made it look like nobody broke the seal
winona could have used some tips from these guys
Huh? A USB port on an iPod?!? USB devices have enough trouble getting Windows and OS X drivers written for them; you expect device manufacturers to make an iPod driver too?!?!? Yes, there are common HID device interfaces like keyboards and mice and external HDs (digital cameras work because all modern cameras use this HID), but put a USB device in there and people will be wondering why their printer won't work off the iPod!Originally posted by aratke
iPod turned into a usefull 'hub'.
- USB port
- ability to transfer pictures from digital cameras to iPod (all cameras like in OS X) --> just think ... ENOUGH MEMORY for vacation pictures!!
in the hub, right now, there is a central component like a PC or imacOriginally posted by davidc2182
ok apple needs to get off its but with this digital hub thing if its going to succeed, they need to have it up and running with major advertisements before the windows XP media center edition is off and running on media center peecees, again microsoft stealing the digital hub idea, if apple has the idea patented or copyrighted i say they sue the **** out of microslop!!