A number of features in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion “not only won’t be updated, they’re being dropped entirely,” Fairer Platform reports.
“One of the OS X features getting dropped in Lion is Rosetta, Apple’s PowerPC software compatibility layer which originally shipped with OS X 10.5 Leopard,” Fairer Platform reports. “The easy take away here is that Lion will be native 64-bit and Rosetta supports 32-bit Universal and PPC code.”
Fairer Platform reports, “Apple stopped shipping Flash default OS installation with the 2010 MacBook Air and Early 2011 MacBook Pro. Users wanting to use Flash have had to download it themselves. So far, this has been a total non-issue and, with the increasing use of HTML5 delivered video, Flash’s relevance will continue to wane. Similarly, Apple will stop shipping Java as part of OS X with the advent Lion. Users will still be able to download and use it, but it won’t be part of the default operating system install — a nonevent followed by a non-issue… Perhaps least of all the features getting pared back or outright killed is Front Row, Apple’s soon to be erstwhile media center software for the Mac.”
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