Video Walkthrough of Mac OS X Lion Developer

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News of Apple's Mac OS X Lion developer seed was quickly drowned out by Apple's launch of the new MacBook Pros and this week's iPad launch news. While there's no real new news on the Mac OS X Lion front, a few more videos have been posted on YouTube providing walkthroughs of many of the features found in Apple's upcoming Mac OS X.

This particular video (embedded above) posted this past week provides a thorough walkthrough of many of the features found in Lion, if you haven't had a chance to play with it yourself.

Apple's Mac OS X Lion is expected to launch "this summer", likely near WWDC. Apple has not yet publicly scheduled WWDC for this year, but speculation has pinpointed early June as the possible date.

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pmz

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Lion is going to be really nice. A lot more improvements than Snow Leopard.
 

jeffy.dee-lux

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am i the only one who finds Launch Pad pretty pointless? You've got the dock for your most frequent apps, and then the apps folder as a stack in the dock for all the others? Does Launch Pad improve on this at all? I'm usually not a hater of new features, i'm always up for new stuff, but this one just strikes me as totally redundant.
 

hismikeness

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watching the video and noticing some of the background color gradients, did anyone else think this just might translate to 3D pretty nicely. Cover flow in 3D, while the novelty would wear off, it would be a great way to market it... eventually.
 

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Benjy91 said:
Is that Ripple effect actually occurring in Lion? Or is it a video effect?
Video effect.
 

CartoonHeroII

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am i the only one who finds Launch Pad pretty pointless? You've got the dock for your most frequent apps, and then the apps folder as a stack in the dock for all the others? Does Launch Pad improve on this at all? I'm usually not a hater of new features, i'm always up for new stuff, but this one just strikes me as totally redundant.
I mostly agree with you. However, it will be an amazing feature for my in-laws. They're always calling me up asking how to get to their applications. I try to keep the Applications folder in their dock, but they keep on accidentally removing it and haven't figured out how to get it back. They've only recently switched from Windows, and they're not computer-savvy in the least, so giving them another way to launch their apps (and bonus for them, annoying for me, Launch Pad cannot as of this build be removed from the dock) is a great thing for my sanity.
 

meagain

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When safari crashes, I want the windows to reopen in the Spaces they were in. That's all. Please.
 

ApplLover

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Launchpad is redundant in my opinion.. just click the applications folder! or use finder..

The thing i most like about my apple desktop is that its CLEAN not cluttered with shortcuts like windows...

Would like to see more GUI changes..
 

haruhiko

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Re: LaunchPad

I think some UI designed for iPad's 9.7" touchscreen shouldnt be directly copied to Mac Computers with larger screen sizes up to 27" or more!

It's a waste of screen estate.
 

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Using this prerelease and it does everything shown.

What's with the Shawshank music? Totally wrong, but then again, everyone's a music editor nowadays.
 

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Using this prerelease and it does everything shown.

What's with the Shawshank music? Totally wrong, but then again, everyone's a music editor nowadays.
There are three songs in each of my videos, and if you read the description on YouTube, you see that they are just to keep the videos from being boringly silent. Since I didn't feel like recording my voice for them.
 

Jasoco

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Surprised the MacRumors crowd hates LaunchPad so much. I think it's the best feature of the OS and will let me finally remove DragThing after 10 years.

Okay, second best. The first being the new Spaces paradigm. And when Chrome is updated for fullscreen (The Lion way) and hopefully iTunes, I will be all set. Gestures make Lion all the more awesome. And a lot easier to navigate than Snow Leopard.

But YMMV.
 
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