Originally Posted by perfectblade
i wish they would. the reality is windows is behind linux in terms of scaling. windows is bulky and outdated. linux+open office should be eating their lunch, but linux doesn't have the advertising dollars. the only problem with linux as far as im concerned is lack of support for netflix.
of course apple is ahead of them both.
Yeah definitely. It's one area they need to really catch up on.
Originally Posted by ez12a
1080p is still well within the "standard" resolutions even though it's in a 11" package. The retina's high resolution is unprecedented.
That shouldn't matter though. You're still likely to apply scaling settings to it, and I can't think of any reason why it would work at that resolution, but not at a higher one.
Even OS X applications show that they're not designed for it (i.e. all of the office 2011 applications, Adobe applications). All of their dialog boxes and icons are all pixelated due to scaling up to the high resolution. Windows just likes to operate at native resolution.
That's right. OS X applications which haven't been updated to support the Retina display are simply upscaled to the appropriate size, rather then being rendered with more pixels.