This was the last time Mac OS had any soul.

This was the last time Mac OS had any soul. It all started going to shit when they abandoned the sleek pinstriped aesthetic for soulless brushed metal in the mid 2000s.

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    SOVL

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The pinstriping was there just to match the ribbed plastic of that era's hardware. They probably had to ditch the look when the next generation rolled out.
    That being said, I really liked the look back then. Wish we could at least get the skeuomorphism and the lickable buttons back.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >skeumorphism
      >os x
      It was an iOS thing and only really appeared in OS X in 10.8.
      I liked it. I still like it.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Forestall was the only thing keeping the soul in Apple. Without him everything became a soulless gray square like Ive imagined.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Also it helped that forestall was actually a programmer so he actually cared about usability, unlike Ive's design wanking:
          >A gifted student for whom skills such as programming "came easily where they were difficult for others"
          >Enrolling at Stanford University, he graduated in 1991 with a degree in symbolic systems. The next year he received his master's degree in computer science, also from Stanford.
          >. Lisa Melton, a senior developer on the Safari team, credited Forstall for being willing to trust the instincts of his team and respecting their ability to develop the browser in secret
          This guy was responsible for every piece of soul on osx and early ios. He even had the balls to stand up and refuse to be blamed for something that wasn't his fault
          >when Apple issued a formal apology for the errors in Maps, Forstall refused to sign it.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Forstall was revealed to be one of the co-creators of WordArt alongside Apple engineer Nat Brown, while interning for Microsoft
            Again, what a legend. This guy created an iconic piece of the early internet as an /intern/.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          soul. I wish modern UI and UX was still like this.

          this and reminders and game center

          10.4 was when they optimized the whole OS with Altivec, they went through and vectorized the whole thing very aggressively. It made the OS really really snappy even on older G4's. G3's also came with Altivec after some point.

          It really outperformed MMX by an enormous margin. Sadly when they ditched the PPC they tried to revectorize it all through Grand Central Dispatch but they lost focus on that after Steve died. It's still a good project though, if you use the old C++ based version, which you can find. It will auto-vectorize your code, and then at runtime, look at the various assets like GPUs, vector units in the CPU, etc. and automatically utilize free resources for the tasks. Very slick.

          >G3's also came with Altivec after some point.
          uhhhh yeah that was the 7400, also known as the... G4

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            if your OS ain't got wood trim it ain't shit

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            if your OS ain't got wood trim it ain't shit

            In those days OS X still shipped with the old OpenStep system resources, with a simple change (no dodgy "theming") you could make the entire OS look exactly like OpenStep. All dialog boxes, icons, everything. There was also the possibility to copy over the theme directory from Rhapsody and make your entire Mac look like Classic-era Mac OS. After 10.4 this no longer worked. But it did up until and including 10.4.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >But it did up until and including 10.4
            This did not work on tiger at all.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        soul. I wish modern UI and UX was still like this.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I wish we had a view onto a cathode ray tubes inner parts through a plastic

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Soul

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Hasn't been the same since Jobs passed. They're just coasting on the momentum of their brand. If Microsoft can get their shit together for Win12, it could be serious. I've heard general dissatisfaction even from long-time Mac users.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >If Microsoft can get their shit together for Win12
      They HAVE their shit together. They're exactly where they want to be and know where they're going. That just happens to be to a wrong direction for long time Apple users.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It never had any soul.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >soulless brushed metal
    Poor taste. That was the first time when OS X started looking good. Pinstripes everywhere looked so tacky.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    10.4 was when they optimized the whole OS with Altivec, they went through and vectorized the whole thing very aggressively. It made the OS really really snappy even on older G4's. G3's also came with Altivec after some point.

    It really outperformed MMX by an enormous margin. Sadly when they ditched the PPC they tried to revectorize it all through Grand Central Dispatch but they lost focus on that after Steve died. It's still a good project though, if you use the old C++ based version, which you can find. It will auto-vectorize your code, and then at runtime, look at the various assets like GPUs, vector units in the CPU, etc. and automatically utilize free resources for the tasks. Very slick.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    what’s some IQfy rated homebrew apps? is there really any point anymore since pretty much everything has a .dmg package now

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