Fun Fact: Mac OS X Features a Tribute to Steve Jobs
Article by George Norman
On 10 Mar 2011
There is no denying that when people think about the Cupertino-based company Apple, they picture Steve Jobs in their heads. Steve Jobs is undeniably the iconic figure of Apple. Here’s a fun fact for you: the upcoming Mac OS X Lion (a dev preview has been rolled out late last month) features a hidden tribute to Steve Jobs. A hat tip goes to TUAW for uncovering this.

According to TUAW, there’s a new section in the Finder called All My Files that helps you better organize your files. The icon of this new section looks like a filing drawer filled with documents and dividers. If you zoom in on the documents presented in the icon, you can uncover writing taken from notable Steve Jobs and Apple quotes.

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Taking a look at the 4th file from the bottom, you can for example see the text “Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the”. It is from an Apple poster.

The “original long version” according to Wikipedia goes like this:
Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them.
About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They invent. They imagine. They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire. They push the human race forward.
Maybe they have to be crazy.
How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art? Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never been written? Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?
While some see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.


Then there’s the “full version” that goes like this:
Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

And then the short version goes like this:
Here’s to the crazy ones. The rebels. The troublemakers. The ones who see things differently. While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

Taking a look at the second file above the first Today divider, you can see “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works” – which is a Steve Jobs quote.

I don’t know if Apple did it on purpose or not, but it rolled out the developer preview of Mac OS X Lion on the 24th of February, on Steve Jobs’ 56th birthday. Some might interpret that as a tribute to Jobs as well.

When it rolled out the dev preview of Mac OS X Lion, Apple announced that the operating system has the following new features to offer:
  • An innovative new view of everything that’s running on your Mac called Mission Control.
  • All your apps are stored on a central location called Launchpad.
  • Apps can run in full screen, they can use the whole Mac display.
  • New Multi-Touch gestures and fluid animations.
  • Easy access to the Mac App Store, which is home to more than 1,000 free and paid apps (including the recently released FaceTime for Mac).
  • The new Mail version comes with a widescreen layout, support for Microsoft Exchange 2010, and Conversations, a feature that groups related messages into a timeline, making it easier to read them.
  • FileVault has been improved.
  • Copy files wirelessly from one Mac to another using AirDrop, which requires no setup.
  • Browse, edit and revert to previous versions of a document thanks to Versions, a feature that automatically saves successive versions of a document as you create it.
  • Find things just like you left them thanks to Resume. As Apple explained, Resume “conveniently brings your apps back exactly how you left them when you restart your Mac or quit and relaunch an app.”
  • Auto Save, as its name suggests, automatically saves your documents while you work.
  • Mac OS X Lion Server.




Tags: Apple, Mac OS X, Lion, Steve Jobs
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