Microsoft wouldn't know the meaning of sexy marketing even if they did it themselves.
But isn't ruining Apple?
Yes, you're correct, Apple too.
I considered mentioning Apple as well, but since they don't seem to be doing it quite as aggressively (given that they relented with expose and restored it in ML) I decided not to risk raising the ire of the fan-bois.
Actually, I was unaware of the Android issues, but I guess it doesn't surprise me.
But yes, it seems to be becoming industry wide. I think that one day history books will refer to "The Great Dumbing-Down" in the same way that they currently refer to "The Great Depression".
“Load images automatically” and Always show the tab bar” checkboxes removed from preferences and reset to defaults.
It looks like they have been afflicted with the same "our way or the highway" disease that is ruining Gnome and Windows.
In software development, if you want a second instance of some program or piece of software, you don't need to 'rewrite' it, you just copy it (or relink it, etc).
This means that every bit of code that you write, you are writing for the first time.
Clever developers will re-use code they have written in the past as much as possible, but all this does is reduce the overall time, which can actually cause estimates to go even further wrong because the "unknown code written from scratch" now constitutes a larger percentage of the overall development effort.
* I can't take original credit for this. I read it somewhere and thought it was very funny.
Next up, sharks.
What makes you think they won't name the series of Laser gunboats after sharks?
Because they named the first one 'Ponce'!
Thunderbolt is the next Firewire.