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MacBreak Weekly: WWDC Special Edition

MacBreak Weekly 44: WWDC Deconstructed


Hosts: Leo Laporte, Merlin Mann, Scott Bourne, Andy Ihnatko, and John Gruber


We run down the WWDC announcements, and John Gruber explains why Safari for Windows makes sense...

Here's a direct MP3 download of MBW 44.

Comments are open for your own thoughts on the WWDC keynote.

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I think my biggest disappointment...

I think my biggest disappointment was the lack of any substantial .Mac news. As a college student who will be buying her first laptop for the fall, I had really hoped there would be some way to justify paying that much for what is essentially syncing.

While I dislike the whole...transparent menubar thing, I do like the new dock. Gruber says that it looks awful on the side; I hope that's not true, because having the dock on the bottom is probably the most horrible thing I can think of. :)

I was really excited about Quick Look—mainly because Preview sucks—until I found Xee and PDFView, which together do more for images and PDFs respectively than Preview ever could. What's interesting about Quick Look is that it can be activated with a tap of the spacebar, according to the demo over at Apple's site. I can totally see using it in that case, if, of course, it works with Path Finder.

I'm really excited about Spaces, though. I'm not interested in manually switching between desktops and remembering where stuff is, but just knowing that "Okay, all of my IM/chat stuff is in its own space, so when I click Adium in the Dock, it puts me in IM mode. When I click on Textmate, I go back to writing a post/researching" I can totally see using it, especially when I'm trying to way too much at once.

I'm still out on the iPhone news. If it can deliver stuff like a solid text editor, life-organization app and etc, then I'll be happy. If I get an iPhone, that is.

I really wish we had seen more to be excited about, but it's easy to get so caught up in criticism that we don't look behind ourselves. We still have, what is in my mind, the best desktop OS out there. And Leopard will only be better~




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