Posted on June 3, 2014 at 9:34 am

Yosemite – Apple’s Biggest Desktop Move in Years!?

Gizmodo author Mario Aguilar wrote with gushing enthusiasm that OS X Yosemite is ‘Apple’s Biggest desktop move in years’.  Wow…that is just sad.  Again, there are some nice changes, but stop acting like these are cutting edge – or better yet, acknowledge that most if not all of these ‘features’ already existed in Microsoft products which they (Gizmodo) ripped to shreds, often because of the changes that are the same or similar to the changes in OS X.

  • Flattened icons – um…Office 2013 did that in, oh, I don’t know, 2013?
  • Semi-transparent menus and window borders – remember how everyone ripped on Vista?  This was one of the big changes in Vista…
  • Increased similarity between desktop and mobile OS – have you even seen Windows Phone?  It is nearly identical to Windows 8.1 Modern interface…this happened over a year ago…

It’s time to admit that Apple has lost its innovative strength…they have resorted to the same process as all the other stale players in the game…little tweaks here, there, trying to generate excitement…and then the fanboys buy it hook, line, and sinker…and unfortunately, some of them are writers/editors for major tech blogs, so we all have to read/listen to their praise for the glorious miracle that is Apple…ugh…

To be honest, Microsoft actually did make a MAJOR change in the desktop environment going from Windows 7 to Windows 8, and they were met with extreme dissing over it.  Microsoft tried to finally adjust/change the paradigm of computing and they got blasted for it.  Was it perfect? Absolutely not…but it was a foray into new territory that was/is needed.  But MS isn’t cool, so anything they do is stupid…according to the hipsters sipping the double-shot latte at Starbucks on their overpriced, underpowered MacBook Air.  Fortunately, they have a cool glowing logo on the cover that shows they are part of the ‘in-crowd’…

One Response to “Yosemite – Apple’s Biggest Desktop Move in Years!?”

  1. Dan McGlathery on June 27th, 2014 at 8:51 am says:

    I love this article it sums things up perfectly!

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As a lifelong educator, I have worked extensively with both Macs and PC's. In addition, the last 26 years have been spent in the area of technology consulting, hardware repair, networking, database development and the like. Through these many different roads, I have come to have a high level of distain for the blind followers of all things Apple. Please do not assume that I am a blind follower of MS either. I have found that in dealing with most Apple users, the concept of logic is quickly pushed aside and in its place is a radical, cultish defense of all things Apple.