Monday, 28 February 2011

No Front Row in Lion?


Despite my comment yesterday about full-screen applications in Lion, Front Row will apparently not be featuring in the next-gen operating system at all.


Front Row has been part of Macs since 2005, but since then with the launch of Apple TV, Airplay and more on-demand services, interest in the full screen viewing application has dwindled. Macs have not shipped with Apple IR Remotes for quite some time.


Not to mention, as an official Apple application, it does not support all file types and codecs, whereas simple third-party applications like VLC player are continuously growing in popularity.


I for one do not use the program, it is a nice addition, but I shall not miss it.


If you DO use it, I'd like to know your thoughts on this.


Thanks to Apple Insider for the info.

29 comments:

  1. I'd never heard of Front Row so I for one definitely won't miss it.

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  2. Yeah Front Row is pretty pointless ... It's just a pretty interface that offers nothing different from the main desktop. It actually just limits what you can do. So it makes sense they would get rid of it.

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  3. Looks excellent! Thanks for sharing and recent support!

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  4. I love your blog, I'm totally following!

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  5. its kind of pointless i dont really like apple

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  6. apple conference in july could change things.

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  7. Do you know if they'll still be including the apple remote by default? I loved that little thing when I had my old macbook.

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  8. Thanks for the information

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  9. I never really used front row... but I'm sure it sucks for those that did.

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  10. i figured theyd get rid of it sooner or later

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  11. I've never used it to be honest with you, so I won't miss it.

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  12. I have never used front row so I don't think it will be missed.

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  13. I've never been a fan of Front Row, as VLC supports much more.

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  14. Hm. never heard of it. keep me posted man

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  15. i tried it on my mac. basicly like windows media center... pointless

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  16. im very dissapointed front row will be removed

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  17. I use VLC, I find it to be able to support everything. But very informative, will follow!

    http://phi-and-sci.blogspot.com/

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  18. I never heard of front row either. I definitely won't miss it.

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  19. VLC 4 the win. Been using it for years and it has never dissapointed me in terms of reliability and compatibility.

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  20. I have little understanding of the MAC OSX to be honest with you, however I enjoy reading your posts and they are very informative! Thanks.

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  21. keep up the good info my friend. this was interesting to read, thank you

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