> It's been three years since Apple killed Front Row. Maybe it's time to bring
When Apple introduced OS X Lion in 2011, they got rid of a software app that
had been included with the Mac ever since the fall of 2005, when OS X Tiger
was still cutting-edge: Front Row, Apple media center software that made it
simple to control your Mac in the living room. I'd like to see it come back.
## What is Front Row?
Thirteen years ago, at Macworld Expo in San Francisco, Steve Jobs articulated
a new vision for the Macintosh: as the "digital hub for the digital
lifestyle." He saw the Mac as the central device for controlling disparate
products like digital music players, camcorders, digital still cameras, PDAs
and other devices. This was seven months before Apple would even introduce the
iPod, which would, of course, rewrite Apple's fortunes entirely.
That digital hub concept was still going strong several years later when Apple
introduced Front Row, a free software application that enabled the Macintosh
to operate as a media center. A clean, easy to use interface made it possible
to navigate your Mac's library ...