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For me, the biggest issue with the past 2 or 3 OS X updates hasn't been the interface at all. I can get used to a new interface, that's not a problem.

The real problem (imo) is the lack of meaningful updates to the OS. EVERYTHING is an aesthetic change, or some new Siri or iPhone integration. Does anyone actually start an email on their phone and finish it on their desktop? Anyone?

Where's updates like better window management? How is it 2016 and I still don't have window tiling on a 4k (5k?) iMac? Apple is busy repainting their bedroom varying shades of grey while Windows puts out integrated linux and bash, improved window snapping, openssh integration, etc.




That may be true of recent OS releases but it would be unfair to exclude what is planned for Sierra.

Additions like picture-in-picture look very useful. They definitely are adding more window management: a “guiding” mechanism to let windows glue together pretty easily, and tabbed windows in any application. Even if they didn’t, you can’t blame Apple for not rushing to provide features like tiling, etc. when there are multiple “tiling” and other window-management apps available on the App Store alone for a few bucks or less. Just go get one, and fix your desktop.

And remember, features “never used by you” does not equal “never used by anyone”. Can you not imagine someone starting a message on the couch from an iPad, realizing they need to attach a document that’s on a Mac, and wanting to go get it? Continuity is quite valuable, even if it isn’t used all the time.


> The real problem (imo) is the lack of meaningful updates to the OS.

> EVERYTHING is an aesthetic change, or some new Siri or iPhone integration. Does anyone actually start an email on their phone and finish it on their desktop? Anyone?

I often use icloud tabs. I'm not sure about e-mails, I don't use them, but I could see myself using it feature, as well, if it works.

> Where's updates like better window management? How is it 2016 and I still don't have window tiling on a 4k (5k?) iMac?

OS X 10.12 has some tiling.

> Apple is busy repainting their bedroom varying shades of grey while Windows puts out integrated linux and bash, improved window snapping, openssh integration, etc.

Well, it's not like OS X misses bash or openssh. It's Windows who's trying to catch up.




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