Mac OS X development

Discussion in 'macOS' started by furryrabidbunny, May 10, 2005.

  1. furryrabidbunny macrumors 6502


    May 10, 2005
    Mesa, AZ
    Before i start... i love MacRumors, long time reader, first time poster. I am really liking tiger, i've used Mac OS since os 7, and I have to say, Apple is really polishing Tiger. I question the 200+ new additions to the os, but they really improved a lot. Fast searching, rss, widgets, faster interface, better built in burning, better built in photo capabilities. My question is, what is really left to add to the os? They have parental controls, a dictionary, tons of little things that are just making it a complete package, what can apple really do now to truely innovate? Please post some ideas. Mine would be more user friendly. Before I am flammed I mean, zero configuration; period. Apple has is in a great position to do this; they control all of their hardware, and basically what works with mac. They all ready have this started, but i think it should be more developed. When you plug in iSight in, it should work. When you plug in a printer, it should work. When you hook up a scanner, it should work. I am speaking in terms of no drivers or settings having to be configured.
  2. mj_1903 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 3, 2003
    Sydney, Australia
    There are thousands of things that can be added or improved. Just look at BeOS from many moons ago, it had things in it that Mac OS X is just now getting. The same with NeXTStep itself.

    The real changes though will be made by third parties. The developer tools in Mac OS X are now so good that we can explore so many options so easily in such a short period of time. Applications will become more powerful, faster and simpler simply because of the progress Apple is making in the development section of Mac OS X.

    Now if only Xcode didn't crash so often...

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