John Siracusa’s Review of OS X 10.10 Yosemite
A cherished Apple tradition has returned, as Ars Technica has published John Siracusa’s book-length review of OS X 10.10 Yosemite. This is Siracusa’s fifteenth year of reviewing Mac OS X releases, which began with his review of Mac OS X DP2 in 1999. While reviews are somewhat less relevant in this day and age of free software updates, Siracusa’s reviews are always worth a look for their attention to detail.
Siracusa’s discussion of the new/old Extensions gives me hope that once again I’ll be able to have a left-handed pointer, as was available in OS 9 and in early OS X iterations with the disastrous Haxies. All Windows users can customise their pointers and cursors, but OS X users have long been restricted to the right-handed (left-pointing) arrow in a Henry Ford-like “any cursor you want as long as it’s a right-handed arrow” option.
So I put it out there: Any developer who can create a cursor customisation Extension will have a ready market.