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Resolution Independence
Authored by: Ross T on Jan 25, '06 12:23:19PM

I think the real power of scaling, which Tiger supports programmatically but not through the user interface, is in enabling manufacturers to produce higher resolution displays. I wouldn't be surprised to see Apple come out with some 200-dpi Cinema Displays in the next year or so, perhaps along with the release of OS X 10.5. This would quadruple the sharpness of the display while keeping the same display area.

With resolution independence, monitors will start to work like printers: the device's resolution does not set the dimensions of the output area, it sets the amount of detail that will be output.

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Resolution Independence
Authored by: styrafome on Jan 25, '06 05:05:24PM

Yes, I hope resolution independence shuts up all the whiners who complain whenever new, higher-resolution displays come out. "But then my text will be tiny!!"

Not if your OS works right, buddy.

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