Mac OS X 10.7 Thoughts

Discussion in 'macOS' started by powerhouse7, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. powerhouse7 macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2009
    Canberra, Australia
    With reports starting to surface about Mac OS X 10.7, I'm wondering what new features and improvements do you think Apple will bring to table with new OS?
    Do you think they'll stick with the "finer improvements" approach like with Snow Leopard or bring something totally new?
    What would you like to see in the new OS and accompanying software?
  2. Craigy macrumors 6502

    Jan 14, 2003
    New Zealand
    Wasn't the new 'Marble' UI supposed to be part of 10.7?

    Some of the things I'd like to see:

    - A 'better' or refined Finder
    - Time machine encryption
    - Input / Multitouch via an connected iPad as a control surface for various apps
    - ZFS Filesystem
  3. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    This would be awesome and so handy. I really wish they would implement it, I'm sure that a lot of people would use it.
  4. waloshin macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    How about Ext4 file system.

    Speed up finder, improvements in the 64 bit code.

    Smaller Size used on harddrive.

    Faster boot up. (It's possible)

    Automatic software update notifications like Linux.

    Antivirus standard, with the increase in Mac popularity. :D
  5. powerhouse7 thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2009
    Canberra, Australia
    I'd like to see DVD Player integrated into Quicktime.
    I'd also love for 10.7 to make use of the 2 way Mini Display Port by adding support for set top boxes and blue ray drives without the need to go into display only mode on the 27" imacs.
  6. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604


    May 28, 2005
    -Resolution independence
    -Encrypted time machine backups
    -10.5 Exposé
  7. waloshin macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    Forgot to add I would love to see Quicktime support more file formats then it does. I do use Vlc , but it would be nice.
  8. pineapple216 macrumors member


    Apr 12, 2010
    - Full 64 bit OS X
    - a new Finder.

    What I like to see is:
    - Quicktime support for more formats (mkv, etc.)
    - Cut & paste functionality.
  9. Cromulent macrumors 603


    Oct 2, 2006
    The Land of Hope and Glory
    Seeing as Oracle bought Sun I'd kiss that one goodbye.
  10. waloshin macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    1.6Ghz Core i7-720QM Quad Core Processor 1.6GHz
    (2.8GHz Turbo Mode, 6MB Cache)
    45 watts


    2.66 GHz Core i7 found in the new Macbook Pro
    3.33Ghz Turbo Mode, 4MB Cache)
    35 watts

    Which one is better in processing power?

    And see like I speculated in another thread they would have built in graphics in the cpu.
  11. raysfan81 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 6, 2009
    North Carolina
    If Ubuntu can do it for free Apple should be able to too. I think all those are good features.
  12. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    With the Finder now cocoa, I suspect apple will have more flexibility in refining it.

    As an option, this may be a good idea, but given apple's execution of Filevault and the continuing problems with FV, I'd rather not see them do that

    I don't see apple doing this or modifying the UI for multitouch any time soon or if ever

    Never going to happen. Apple already stated that ZFS is not part of their plans now or the future.
  13. SLR2009 macrumors regular

    Mar 19, 2009
    - Resolution Independence would be my number one feature request.

    - Preview should get a new look, the current theme is kinda boring.

    - More applications should get the black glossy theme. I don't want 10.7 to look that different than Snow Leopard. I personally like the way that Snow Leopard looks.

    - Folder Previews.

    - Quicktime Support for MKV

    - System notifications similar to growl
  14. skate71290 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 14, 2009
    If I Could Program My Idea I Would Be Richer Than Steve Jobs

    well what i would love to be able to do is my idea: bring all the Apple applications together into one unified application... including iTunes, iLife, Safari, Quicktime X, DVD Player, iCal... the freaking lot.... seriously reduce the file size of the Operating System... i can see how much better applications are on Mac OS X because all the files are in one file.... unlike Windows... however i have noticed some redundancy within Mac OS X... this OS can take over the world... maybe we should get a band of protestors and destroy the iPad/iPhone so Apple returns to its Classic iPods and those things called... i forgot... Apple Mac Laptops and Computers.... if only i knew how to write code or could hire tonnes of people who could ;)
  15. waloshin macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    What does this have to do with 10.7?
  16. Augure macrumors regular

    Sep 3, 2009
    "Everything Snow Leopard doesn't, iDo"

    Basically what Apple need to implement, is everything I have to do myself to optimise my usage (like Palm Pre did, it's call innovation, or like the Jailbreak scene did way before OS4), and extend it's system and software (like Google does).

    1. Be web-friendly (Web Os kinda):
    - A Finder that works with internet, Goole, Wiki etc...
    - The possibility to transform web pages into apps like Fluid or Prism
    - Make the apps fo online and in-browser app:,,,

    2. Synergy (Notifications, Social Networks & RSS)
    - Have a growl like notofication system integrated
    - Have the possibility to be logged into the Mac and automaticaly be logged to Facebook/Twitter/Macrumors/Google...and be notified
    - Have and iChat compatible and linked with all these Social Networks (kinda Palm Pre like)

    3. Have a quick luncher (Quicksilver-like)

    Also apps are important:
    4. Quicktime:
    - DVD player
    - More flexible/functionnalities (like VLC)
    - More codecs

    5. iTunes (revamp the **** out it)
    - Subgenres
    - More fluid and easy way to browse
    - Photo, linked, videos and information on artist & album
  17. powerhouse7 thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2009
    Canberra, Australia
    I'd like to see apple utilise the desktop somehow. the Mac OS seems to waste screen real estate on the desktop. I'd love to see Apple's version of GeekTools - but with more interactivity! like tabs.
  18. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

    Jul 14, 2008
    Crap. That is possibly the worst idea I have ever heard, and you obviously don't know a single thing about programming. What do you want Apple to do? Make OS X a bootloader for what is basically the REAL OS? I don't know who the hell would want to implement that sort of thing.

    OS X already ships with emacs.
  19. KingYaba macrumors 68040


    Aug 7, 2005
    Up the irons
    OH yea and that way when you get your one exabyte drive you'll be able to read it! I think the data loss issue has been fixed :eek: and it would be pretty cool for Apple to hop on board.
  20. MBX macrumors 68000

    Sep 14, 2006
    Wait a sec. Wasn't Leopard touted as 64bit OS? And then, wasn't Snow Leopard touted as finally full 64bit OS?

    When is it going to be 64bit fully, finally?
  21. Val-kyrie macrumors 68000

    Feb 13, 2005
    The top two features I would also like to see are:

    1-resolution independence
    2-mkv support in QT

    I also think the OS will become or at least take another step toward being fully 64-bit.

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