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Apple Announces iCloud and iWork For iOS 201

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the computers-are-for-entertainment-only dept.
iONiUM writes "Through a press release ahead of WWDC, Apple has revealed that it will be releasing its own cloud service to rival Google and Amazon's. In addition, they will unveil the new iOS, and the latest desktop OS." Apple also announced the release of the iWork suite for iOS devices.
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Apple Announces iCloud and iWork For iOS

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  • Re:What are the odds (Score:5, Interesting)

    by leamanc (961376) on Tuesday May 31, 2011 @04:43PM (#36301406) Homepage Journal
    Typically, Apple uses BSD boxen when they are not using OS X Server. Since OS X's kernel has some BSD heritage, that doesn't seem too out of line. I think they only time Apple stuff has been identified as being served up from Linux has been on third-party hosting services like Akamai.
  • Re:Is that all ? (Score:1, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday May 31, 2011 @04:45PM (#36301446)

    I suspect they are setting the expectations low because traditionally they announce the new iPhone at WWDC... and they won't this year. Rumor mill has it launching in September.

  • by betterunixthanunix (980855) on Tuesday May 31, 2011 @06:33PM (#36302538)
    First of all, I strongly doubt that Apple has written an OS that adds autosave or resume to every running application. If they did, I will be impressed; more likely, applications must use specific OS hooks to get these features. That being said:
    • Resume was in KDE3, and to the best of my knowledge KDE4 supports it; all KDE programs benefited from it, and even a few non-KDE programs. Considering how broad KDE was, KDE/GNU/Linux should qualify as an "operating system." You may disagree, but then the argument boils down to "what constitutes an OS?"
    • Autosave -- again, the KDE example, but not as extensive as resume. All KDE applications for which autosave was relevant had autosave.
    • Versioning -- this goes all the way back to ITS, so do not even try to claim that no OS before OS X had it. We are not talking about revision control; this was built into the filesystem and it was automatic.

    Again, if autosave and resume are truly available in every application, even applications that are not specific written for OS X (e.g. X11 applications), I will be impressed. I doubt that this is the case, because of the technical complexity involved in creating such a system, but I am open to the possibility of being wrong here.

  • Re:What are the odds (Score:2, Interesting)

    by pandrijeczko (588093) on Tuesday May 31, 2011 @07:54PM (#36303218)

    It's usual to end a comment or statement with a summation of the point one is trying to make.

    Yep, it's definitely there, last line of my comment also.

    I have no intention of repeating it here again just because you're wearing Apple-branded mirror shades with the mirrors on the inside - please go find it yourself.

    As for stuff I like to do, probably too many and too boring to list here - but somewhat surprisingly, I'd sum them all up with the phrase "Think Differently" in that I try my best to stay well-informed and remain as unswayed as possible by marketing and hype.

    I find that before making any decision about any purchase, starting off with the basic premise that "All corporations are evil entities who want to suck as much money from me as possible whilst giving me as little as possible" is a great starting premise.

    Oh, and not forgetting that because I'm a confident person with many good friends, I have no need to open display logos of brand loyalty in order to impress them.

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