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The world’s most advanced desktop operating system is advancing in an amazing way, bringing unbelievable comforts and facilities to its users.
At the World Developers Conference San Francisco 2011 (WWDC), which hosted more than 1000 engineers, 5,200 attendees and exposed over 120 sessions. The new Mac Software called Lion was exposed.
The new product brings a new set of characteristics, and comforts that a Mac user could have ever imagined. Mac wants to take its product to another level and the idea is to take Notebooks to another dimension than PC’s.
Nowadays, there are over 54 million active Mac Users in the world.
“There’s really no other way to say this, The Mac is kicking ass” (John Paczkowski, All things D)
The new software comes more powerful, refines, and more beautiful than ever before. It counts with a total of 250 features.
Here is a list of the ten top key features:
1. Multi-Touch Gestures
Now Lion can count on multi-touch. There are touch track paths, which allow a physical realism never seen before. The user can swipe windows, and use the fingers as the primordial control tool.
There will not be scroll bars anymore, just by using the fingers, and tapping, they help expand and zoom-in the content. A double tap with the fingers will be a smart zoom. It is more comfortable instead of closing windows; you just swipe the windows to go back to previous searches.
2. Full Screen Apps
Every pixel wants to be used, and take in advantage. Now the new software allows full screen applications. There will be an icon on the top left side of the window where you can click on full screen option.
This option brings a better, nicer, and cleaner view. The user normally has a lot of things going on in the desktop, and this simplifies a way to get across all these different activities by providing a sight of all the things desktop, dashboard, windows etc.
3. Mission Control
With a simple gesture you can get a vision control. You can zoom out and zoom in and see multiple desktops, multiple screens running. You have also a window just for your dashboard widgets. You can set up new desktops, create clean spaces, and drag the windows wherever you want.
4. Mac App Store
Best place to purchase and discover new software applications. It is incredible, but now the Mac App Store has overcome previous software stores such as Wall mart, Best Buy, and Office Depot, and has become the number one place for buying software.
Mac apps have been a big hit for large and small developers.
5. Launch pad
This will allow to launch an application with a simple gesture, a pinch motion.
It will provide an instant view of all the applications. You can create folders and organize your applications however you want.
Now when you run an application and you quit, it brings you back where you were. If you restart the computer Lion will bring you back to the work environment exactly as you left it.
7. Auto save
Lion now automatically saves the work for you. If you zoom in the title, you can revert to last opened documents, chose lock option to create templates. Duplicate and create a second document so you can start working on a duplicate.
Its saves all the versions of documents you are working with. It is an efficient storage technique. The users have more freedom to position windows however they want. When you quit you won’t be ask to save the document. I save exactly the state of how you were working. It brings back exactly how you left it, is a perfect restore. Also, you have a timeline exposing all the different version of your document, and you can easily review any of them.
Airdrop is a peer-to-peer WIFI- base network. This will be the easiest way to share anything you want with other Lion users. You open the airdrop application and you can see yourself in a folder and it also shows the people who are using airdrop.
Finally, Mail application comes in a better format and more organized. The design is more optimized. There are full height message windows, and message snippets. A great feature is the Conversation View, which now there is a new conversation view that shows all the messages just the way they were sent and replied.
These are the ten top features of the new Mac Software: Lion, It will be available in July in the Mac App Store for just $29.99.
Click here to see a detailed video which explains the software.