Make Automator Fit for

By David Morgenstern  |  Posted 2006-06-28 Print this article Print

We will all welcome the bells and whistles, but Apple needs to show us the beef. Here are some important features that should be in the forthcoming Leopard version of Mac OS X.

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So, for the Leopard time frame, we can hope for Apple to provide virtualization support beyond cut and paste, such as transparent communication services between virtualized OSes and OS X applications.

3. Make Automator fit for ordinary people. One of the great advantages of the Mac platform is its natural-language scripting language, called AppleScript.

In the scheme, applications expose their features in a very granular way and users can call on these functions in scripts to get their work done. Of course, not all applications open all the features to the Apple.

Click here to read a comparison of Tiger and Windows Vista.

In Tiger, Mac OS X 10.4, Apple introduced an easy scripting environment called Automator.

Read the full story on eWEEK.com: Apple's OS X Leopard: A Business Wish List

David Morgenstern is Executive Editor/Special Projects of eWEEK. Previously, he served as the news editor of Ziff Davis Internet and editor for Ziff Davis' Storage Supersite.

In 'the days,' he was an award-winning editor with the heralded MacWEEK newsweekly as well as eMediaweekly, a trade publication for managers of professional digital content creation.

David has also worked on the vendor side of the industry, including companies offering professional displays and color-calibration technology, and Internet video.

He can be reached here.


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