Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 12th Mar 2006 18:40 UTC, submitted by kaiwai
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y OSNews regular Kaiwai takes a superficial look at Vista and MacOS 10.4/10.5, and concludes: "To say that the changes in Windows Vista are only skin deep is missinformed to say the least; spend some time reading those sources I have listed, and even if you don't have a desire to run Windows Vista or particular interested in Windows based technology, it does provide some good resources explaining the changes and rationale behind those choices made. So from a purely technical point of view, Windows Vista is actually looking a whole lot more interesting than what the detractors have been saying in the computer press about the current direction."
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RE[3]: Too many years
by atsureki on Mon 13th Mar 2006 04:26 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Too many years"
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Taskbar > The Dock.

My brain just exploded.

The clutterbar is a thoughtless tack-on that does nothing to help the user work. It's a graphical frontend for alt-tab. I'd honestly like Windows a lot better if I could just turn it off completely. Open too many windows, and you can't see what any of them is called. Good luck keeping a bunch of IE pages straight. MS tried to fix this with "Group Similar Taskbar Buttons," but submenus are tedious. When I want Safari, I click Safari. Whether it's already running or not isn't my problem. The system gives me Safari. If I have a bunch of pages open, I have four different ways to switch between them (off the top of my head, and I'm not even at my Mac right now), and no number of open web pages can in any way interfere with my ability to locate and identify the Finder window I'm going to need later. MacOS and its dock keep windows arranged by task. It's a more elegant system, to say the least.

People looking at shop demo Macs should really try to notice more than just the bouncing icons.

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