Maybe it’s a horrendous lack of imagination and vision on my part, but I don’t mind the “lack of innovation” because there’s not much I long for. Come to think of it, there’s not a lot new I want in my OS, whether desktop or mobile – just a pretty stable base for the apps that run on top of it.
Maybe I’m missing out by having switched to consoles for big video gaming in the 90s. (and these days, precious little of that) .. just wanted to avoid the upgrade treadmill of hardware then, followed by a lack of standards in controls (and I guess not digging mouse-WASD) – though I missed out on some cool stuff like GTA III – era mod tomfoolery, minecraft, and am only on the outskirts of some Indie gaming stuff… but for stuff I create, I’m generally ok keeping it in the browser for maximum sharability (and lets be frank, show-offness) anyway… Kirk
Interesting discussion as always. Windows 10 was a major upgrade but I could argue that it was needed to fix the mess that was Windows 8. And the external differences between 7, the previous “good” release, and 10 aren’t that great. It’s still Windows. Maybe I’m missing the nuances, but if, as Kirk says, what we want is a stable base for our apps, MacOS usually has it over Windows.
On the hardware side, where are the major advances in PC technology. Sure there are more powerful CPUs and GPUs and the boxes are prettier, but is it real innovation? The catch on the PC side is that you usually need a new PC every time a new version of Windows comes out. Not so with MacOS.
I’m sure there are Windows users that would disagree with me, and they may well be right, but at this point, I’m still on the Mac side of things and since my fully tricked out 2014 Retina iMac can run most new games at close to maximum and easily handles all my apps, there’s no reason to change… Bob
The Kirk and Bob show is back:)