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  • Newsletter Issue #761: The Yosemite Report: A Mac is Still a Mac

    June 30th, 2014

    One of my long-time support clients sent me an email while the WWDC keynote was being streamed around the world. Her reaction to the first demonstration of OS X Yosemite? "Yuk!" To her, the Mac would no longer be a Mac, but some offshoot of an iPad, and she didn't want any part of it.

    Now to be fair, you can't tell the book by the cover and all, so a new face doesn't necessarily mean that the world has come to an end. But some people are resistant to change, and OS X Yosemite has more changes than just about any Mac operating system in memory. And my memory of Macs goes back to the 1980s.

    Yes, I suppose you can brand the original OS X release as a sea change. The Aqua interface was different all right, but the new OS was bare of features, and, until apps became compatible, I didn't use it all that much at first after the books and magazine articles were written. It took several releases before I went to it full time.

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