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Mac OS X Lion adds new iOS-like About this Mac app
AppleInsider | Mac OS X Lion adds new iOS-like About this Mac app
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After converted Mac OS X's Apple Menu to link to the new Mac App Store market rather than just linking to its "Mac OS X Software" web page, Apple has now turned its attention to the pedestrian "About This Mac," providing easy access to system details.
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I am liking it better everyday.
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I am literally astounded over all the new features/additions/refinements this OS is getting.

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While that is pretty to look at, it is dumbing down and missing tons of information about the system that is currently provided.

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While that is pretty to look at, it is dumbing down and missing tons of information about the system that is currently provided.
+1 Ew! This thing is looking more and more like an OS with training wheels than an big boy's OS. Next thing you know, terminal will be gone. I do like some of the additions with the GUI and some of the new features, but why bother ripping something like "About this Mac" apart, as to strip it of its usefulness ?

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Everyone's overreacting. System Profiler is still there and so is the detailed info. This is just a simpler view for the average person

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Everyone's overreacting. System Profiler is still there and so is the detailed info. This is just a simpler view for the average person
What he said.
95% of the time most people only want the basic info. And for people new to Macs or not good at using them, this will make it much easier for them to get the info to tech people or us on M-F so we can help them.

Yes the detailed info will still be there. This is just to help the people not so good with Macs with the basics.
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Everyone's overreacting. System Profiler is still there and so is the detailed info. This is just a simpler view for the average person
In that case, I like it a lot.

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Is it a fact that it's still there ? If so, I guess that's fine but it's still kind of redundant, and I'm not entirely sure it's so great having to put a nice little cartoon graphic on every little thing just because it's a menu function that isn't immediately obvious to people.

After all, I really don't think that Apple's entire consumer base is too dumb to explore and find things without having a big Ol' "HERE IT IS!!" graphic embedded on everything. But hey.. maybe I'm wrong.

I guess it's not a biggie if it's still there, I just had to agree with Bob's initial sentiment.

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And I imagine, it will be another one of those cool "baits" that will get the considering switcher to buy a Mac.

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I know you guys are reluctant over the optional dumbing down of Mac OS X, but there are some people who are very computer inclined who might appreciate this.
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In that case, I like it a lot.
You hate something so strongly and also love the same thing in the same topic. I find that funny .
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Is it a fact that it's still there ?
Yes, at it says it's still there in the very beginning of the article if you take time to read it.

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If so, I guess that's fine but it's still kind of redundant

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Having more than one way to access the information you want is a great thing.
Especially when all you need IS the basic stuff. Opening System Profiler isn't really necessary unless you're looking for something specific, usually. At least it wouldn't be, with this new system overview. I guess currently, it's the only option we have if we want to see more than processor speed and RAM installed, huh?

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