From the C|Net article:
That had darn-well be user defined -- I've been waiting YEARS to get rid of all the stupid spawning windows. If it's not user configurable, I'm going to be writing one hell of a nasty email to somebody.One change in the public beta had content opening within the same window. "But it now behaves like Mac OS 9 in that when you click on something it spawns a second window," Schiller said.
Notice the phrasing "streamlined feature" in the above paragraph -- the whole point of removing stuff from the desktop was to elimate the rediculous clutter that spawns everywhere. This had better be configurable -- I HATE having that stuff on the desktop.Another streamlined feature kept disk drives from automatically showing up on the Aqua desktop, but they now appear by default as in Mac OS 9. Other Mac OS 9 throwbacks include an Apple menu bar on the left side of the desktop, which, among other things, offers access to recent applications and Apple's Location Manager. Apple also moved the clock from a toolbar-like feature called the Dock back to the menu bar.
Well, finally something I can cheer Apple for. yay!"We've got a feature called 'Get Software' that will point you right to the Web site on the Mac OS X page to learn about the third-party software," Schiller said.
In one of the more significant changes, Apple is closely tying Mac OS X to its Internet suite of services, iTools.
"Right as you set up your machine, as part of the start-up experience, it will ask if you have an iTools account or set one up for you," Schiller said. "Now on the toolbar on the Finder you click on an icon and boom, up opens your iDisk. It's just completely integrated seamlessly."