Yeah, anybody who writes Windows is easier for beginners because when they turn it on the first time there is a "start" button whereas OS X hath no "start" button and is, henceforth, more difficult for computer neophytes to grasp...Lacero said:ps. Thurrott is an idiot.
heres oneedesignuk said:
Does he not realize the Apple logo at the top IS our "Start" button? (we just aren't stupid enough to have to spell, it out, literally)In Windows XP, everything begins, appropriately enough, with the Start button, which launches a new Start Menu. This menu contains just about everything you need to get to work, your most commonly accessed applications, your most recently used documents, and a list of commonly accessed system locations. In Mac OS X, there is no equivalent to this. You are forced to hunt and peck for things. Let's say you want to change the resolution of the screen. How might you accomplish this in OS X? Holding down the mouse button on the desktop does no good. Choosing View from the Finder menu offers no clue. Choosing Finder Preferences lets you change icon sizes, but not the screen resolution. And so on. How about System Preferences? In System Preferences, the Mac equivalent of the Windows Control Panel, we see a set of icons much like that used in versions of Windows circa two years ago. Let's se... hmm.... Is it Displays, General, or Screen Saver?
Given that his audience is Windows users, this may well be news to them. It's called "writing for your audience".dpclark said:heres one
"Apple Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger" is the strongest OS X release yet and a worthy competitor to Windows XP"
what kind of mind altering substances is this guy doing? - a competitor? OS X has owned XP since its release.
When what you change in the version number is to the right of a decimal point (e.g., 10.3 > 10.4), most people will view that as a minor upgrade (most present company excluded, apparently). If 10.4 was actually called OS XI, THEN it would be difficult to argue that it's not a major upgrade. But when the UI doesn't really change too much and you're adding just a few significant features and a LOT of bug fixes/tweaks, it's pretty much a minor upgrade.thequicksilver said:Are his criticisms fair though? I think so. Tiger is a minor upgrade. It's a tweaking of Panther, adding quite a few new features. But to quite a few people (himself included) OS 9 to OS X was a major upgrade, whereas the OS X point increases are minor ones. That's fair enough as far as I see it - it's an opinion.
Absolutely wrong.thequicksilver said:Tiger is a minor upgrade.
I didn't catch that in the article, but that's wrong. It requires Dual 1 GHz G4 or better to start a chat with four people, and then other requirements for different situations. Read about it here: http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/ichat/Daveway said:I didn't know iChat AV required a G5 or dual proc. to use video conferencing. Humm... I learned something from that article.
I haven't used Konfabulator, but surely putting widgets on the desktop would still require a keypress, be it F11 to show the desktop, or manually minimising/hiding everything. So why not have a Dashboard key? (F12)kugino said:he says about dashboard: "Um, right. Since PCs and Macs have had tiny utility applications since the early 1980's, it's unclear why Dashboard widgets can't simply work on the normal Mac desktop (which is how Konfabulator works, incidentally). Having to move into and out of the Dashboard to perform these tasks seems a bit unnecessary. Why segregate them like that?"
Here it is. It was on the side.rendezvouscp said:
AppleWorks only comes with consumer macs, not pro macs or with the OS. Yes, you can still purchase AppleWorks online and in stores.mac-er said:I didn't know that Tiger will not come with AppleWorks (and yet it still comes with Sherlock...).
Is this officially the end of AppleWorks?
Will you still be able to buy it in the stores?