“One of my long-time support clients sent me an email while the WWDC keynote was being streamed around the world,” Gene Steinberg writes for The Tech Night Owl. “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,” Steinberg writes. “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.”
“Some journalists and any member of Apple’s $99 per year developer program have been able to download a Yosemite Developer Preview since June 2. Apple has also loosened the NDA so developers can talk and write about it, but they cannot write reviews or post screenshots, and I will do neither,” Steinberg writes. “I’ve seen enough, however, to be assured that my client’s fears are unfounded. While the interface, inspired by iOS 7, is the first major change since 10.0, it’s still a Mac through and through.”
Read more in the full article here.