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Re: Re: Re: Re: My Favorite Holy War is:

by jryan (Vicar)
on Aug 28, 2003 at 00:56 UTC ( #287212=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: Re: My Favorite Holy War is:
in thread My Favorite Holy War is:

How old of an iMac? Was it running OSX? OS9 and below wasn't really designed for developers, so most don't really like it. OSX, on the other hand, is a different story all together... However, OS9 and below are still extremely user friendly, IMHO, for people who don't have to write code.


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by Anonymous Monk on Aug 28, 2003 at 01:18 UTC

    It was pre-OSX. The problem I've found with Macs in general is that they aim for simplicity rather than consistancy. Take the device configuration procedures, in the versions I've used you'll select to configure the mouse and it'll give you something like two options: one for mouse speed, and one for click sensitivity (or something, I forget :). So what happens when you need to load a new mouse driver? That's located somewhere completed different not cross-referenced at all. A different more "advanced" operation? Somewhere different entirely. Macs have often appeared to me as something that has been over-engineered for ease of use at the sake of usability. Oddly enough, I often feel the same way about Perl.

    I'm coming from using almost exclusively Linux and BSD-based operating systems, so my assumptions and what I find intuitive are probably quite different from the average user. However, I think Apple could benefit substantially from a control center approach (such as KDE) that is directly referenced from the more "user-friendly" configuration menus. Then again they may already have done this in OSX ;-).

      Ironically, yes, they already do this. :)

        Good to hear that. Now if Steve will take a risk for a change and release the x86 port of OSX (yeah, that's right, I know you have it Steve), take the lead in Open Office development and stop screwing around with Adobe, he can finally conquer the world.

        But that'll happen about the same time SCO wins their lawsuit ;-)

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