[thechat] microsoft rant (part 3)

dave mclean dave at members.evolt.org
Sun Mar 17 02:48:01 CST 2002

On 2002.03.16 18:23, Nicole Parrot wrote:

>>> There's just something about the MAC interface that doesn't speak to me.
>> You like boxy and grey, hunh?
> I'm not talking about the look itself. I'm talking about the exchange of
> information. I wouldn't care if the whole thing was bright pink as long as I
> can figure out how it works, which is not the case with any of the MAC OSes
> I've seen so far.

But that still doesn't explain anything to me.  I mean, there's a close
button, a resize button, a minimize button.  Scrollbars, arrows, a mouse
pointer.  At the top there's the menus: file, edit, view... 99% of the progs
have Preferences located in the exact same spot.  If you don't know what
program is currently active you look in the top right corner. You can pull
out a task bar that shows you all the open programs.  You use Quit to quit a
prog in every case. Not Exit sometimes, Close others, and Quit when the
developer has chosen.  The shortcut keys are identical for 99% of the progs.

I just don't see it as that far of a leap from one os to the other.  Maybe
it's because I use them both day in and day out.  There must be something
right about them if most of the people who own them defend their choice on a
regular basis, right?

I dunno, I'm not going to keep debating.  I just think that some people have
had some really strange experiences with Macs and it's something I guess
I've avoided.  Oh well... we all have the right to choose.


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