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If you don't like iOS 7, you really won't like OS X 10.10

Apple’s iOS 7 mobile operating system, which is said to have received design direction from Jony Ive, has been met with a lot of criticism since sits release nearly a year ago. IOS 7 marked the biggest overhaul of iOS since its introduction in 2007 and did away with a lot of the skeuomorphism that users became accustomed to over the years (doing away with discernible “buttons” within core apps was enough to infuriate many users).
In an effort to further align its mobile and PC operating systems, Apple is set to give OS X an iOS 7-centric update this year according to 9to5 Mac. For those out there that love iOS 7, the change will no doubt be welcome. However, for iOS 7 detractors, it may be time to bring out the pitchforks.

OS X 10.10 will be previewed next month at WWDC 14
OS X 10.10 will reportedly be an “end-to-end redesign” and the most significant visual change to Apple’s flagship operating system since OS X was originally released over a decade ago:
The new look will have similar toggle designs to iOS 7, sharper window corners, more defined icons across the system, and more white space than the current version.
The overhaul is said to be so drastic and exhaustive that Apple is said to be pulling employees from iOS 8 development to finish OS X 10.10.
As for iOS 8, we’ve already learned that Apple will add Shazam functionality to Siri. There have also been frequent rumors that a new Healthbook app will be included to tackle health monitoring. But 9to5 Mac also indicates that Maps will be updated to include integrated public transit directions, iTunes Radio will get its own separate app (instead of being integrated into the Music app), and there will be support include for VoLTE.
IOS 8 will also likely continue Apple’s efforts to prod developers to optimize for 64-bit processors — Apple first introduced 64-bit into the mix via the A7 processor and the upcoming A8 will continue those efforts.

Source: 9to5 Mac

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By Murloc on 5/2/2014 9:39:11 AM , Rating: 3
are they following microsoft's lead?
First the flat interface, now this?

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By Tony Swash on 5/2/2014 9:56:53 AM , Rating: 1
are they following microsoft's lead? First the flat interface, now this?f

Relax, OSX 10.10 will be nothing like Windows 8.

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By Samus on 5/2/2014 4:34:05 PM , Rating: 1
I actually like iOS 7, and Windows 8. I think people really aren't giving the new UI's a chance.

Although like everyone else, I agree that axing the Start Menu was ridiculous. They could have left it just as easily as they removed it.

But most of the changes they're making to Windows 8.1 via updates are mutilating the interface. For instance, running Metro apps in desktop mode I find really annoying, as it shows them in the taskbar and gives them a title bar. This makes it difficult to categorize them from non-Metro apps, which I liked being able to do via the sidebar. Desktop apps for the taskbar, Metro apps for the sidebar.

If they'd just implement the Start Menu in traditional form, they wouldn't have to screw up the concept.

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By Brockway on 5/3/2014 11:33:46 AM , Rating: 2
Windows 8 is quite usable once you install start8 and modernmix to put the apps into windows and banish the start app menu. Of course by then it acts exactly like Windows 7. Just think, a $5 program fixes almost everything people hate about 8, and Microsoft continues to refuse to do it.

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By inighthawki on 5/3/2014 6:47:53 PM , Rating: 2
Or install classicshell for free (which IMO is better than start8) and ignore modernmix altogether because metro apps kinda suck anyway.

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By ctodd on 5/2/2014 10:09:05 AM , Rating: 3
I personally don't have a problem with flat. What I do have a problem with is when they remove color and detail from their icons! MS tried it with VS2010 and we revolted and they partially retreated. The end result wasn't perfect, but it was tolerable. I think Apple took the smart route and flattened the layout without removing too much detail. Not everyone is going to like it but I think it is better than what MS came up with and it is a lot cleaner now then it was. Heck, even Google wants to join the party.

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By Nutzo on 5/2/2014 10:34:48 AM , Rating: 3
Apple invented flat, and I'm sure they have a patent for it. Apple will soon be suing Microsoft for copying thier flat look.

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By m51 on 5/2/14, Rating: 0
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By atechfan on 5/2/2014 10:59:08 AM , Rating: 5
The joke will probably be retired once Apple retires their practice of suing everyone.

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By Belegost on 5/2/2014 11:25:54 AM , Rating: 2
Did you not know? Apple invented complaining about jokes being old.

Expect to be contacted by their legal department shortly to discuss the terms of the cease and desist agreement and reparations for damage to the Apple brand by your unlicensed use of their IP.

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By Argon18 on 5/2/14, Rating: 0
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By inighthawki on 5/2/2014 11:10:51 AM , Rating: 2

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By themaster08 on 5/2/2014 11:43:32 AM , Rating: 3
Which of the 9 million distros?

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By momorere on 5/2/2014 1:48:06 PM , Rating: 3
Still waiting on the "year of the Linux desktop" that I've heard about for 20 years. You Linux neckbeards are hilarious with your ub3r 1337 h4x0r $k1llz

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By stm1185 on 5/2/2014 2:45:10 PM , Rating: 2
Hahahahhahaha.... like there is a single Linux distro with an aesthetically pleasing and functional UI.

They are all a crap shoot of poorly stolen features wrapped in ugly packaging.

RE: lol
By Samus on 5/2/2014 4:36:40 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah, because Linux is a real economical solution for small businesses...

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By TEAMSWITCHER on 5/5/2014 11:21:45 AM , Rating: 2
The article clearly states "design ques", not "functional ques." I'm guessing we'll see more transparency and 3D effects. I loved this eye candy on Windows 7, but Microsoft+Developers were never consistent with it's application and that severely limited the experience.

I'm really looking forward to seeing what Apple's ecosystem can do. Apple has always been better at eye candy than Microsoft - OS X had consistent drop shadows in 2001! Jonny Ives did a great job with iOS 7 and OS X may be the best looking OS you can run on a large display and modern graphics hardware.

This is truly exciting!

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