|Monday, August 7, 2006
10:31 - Oh yeah, that
WWDC today. Forgot about that, between the electrician and the boulder delivery.
Here's a nice auto-updating feed. Mac Pros thus far—same case, but Core 2 Duos. Nice specs. And Xeon-based Xserves?
Still waiting for the guy with the conduit and the contractor's license, so I won't be updating much. That's okay—these guys are.
UPDATE: Okay, I lied.
Holy hell. "Time Machine"? As in, a per-file revision tracking system with secure archival hooks, built in natively? Just a guess, but could that possibly be what they mean?
10:37 am with time machine, you can get those files back by entering a date or time
10:36 am finder windows
10:35 am ever had time where you work on a doc and you do a save as and overwrote the wrong one?
10:35 am coolest part - and reason we call it that - whole new way of backing up files
Guess so. Huh!
10:38 am can go back a day - or two days
10:38 am timeline on right-hand side
10:37 am visual representation of moving through time
10:37 am finder windows move through timeline on the side of the machine through time - very cool to watch
10:37 am instantly back
I want this.
10:39 am desktop "warps" back to place in time
10:39 am file previews without going through full restore
10:38 am devs are impressed
10:38 am finder windows "warping" forward
I soooo want this.
10:41 am moved to backup system
10:40 am can find entire roll of deleted photos back in time
10:40 am works in iPhoto
10:40 am series of windows receeding into the distance
10:40 am can search for documents in the past
10:39 am great for finder - but can work with 3rd party apps as well
10:39 am it is that easy to go back in time and restore what you want to restore
Someone at Microsoft is saying bad words right this very second.
Dantz and other backup software vendors too, probably.
UPDATE: James A. says:
Actually, the same feature was announced in Vista last week as "Previous
Versions", which is hilarious as the time machine segment came directly
after the "Redmond, start your photocopiers" bit. Not to mention the
concept dates back to VMS in the late '70s.
Oh. Okay, well... I still want it!
UPDATE: Apparently the Mac Pros are based on dual-core Xeons (Woodcrest), rather than the Core 2 Duos (Conroe) that everyone was expecting. Chris's theory is that Woodcrest and Conroe are the same thing with the exception of a faster front-side bus (1.3 GHz vs. 800 MHz for Conroe), but Intel isn't being very forthcoming with details. Ah well—either way, nice-looking machines.
As for Leopard, I'm sure the big-cat geeks of the world had already been lined up to castigate Apple for making a distinction between "panther" and "leopard" in the first place; but now they're going to be even more livid, as Apple has used cheetah spots in the background of the main panel of the site.
UPDATE: Time Machine is only half a product. Where's the slider that lets me go into the future?