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Why I wouldn't buy a mac anymore
by julius.malchovitch on Tue 26th May 2009 10:45 UTC
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Last January I bought a macbook pro.

That's my first mac and after 5 monts of usage I'd suggest you _not_ to buy one.
The machine itself is built spectacularly, it's an unibody macbook pro.
But I really can't stand OSX (and I am a professional linux user).

What annoys me the most are little annoyances that makes the use of the machine uncomfortable.

I'll list a few of them:
1. Why the hell do I have to select all the images in a folder to browse them with preview? I double click an image and I expect to browse all the other images in a folder using arrows. That's not why windows does that, it's because it's the only intuitive way to do it. I know I can install third party apps to do that, but that's not the point.
2. Why the hell can't I change process priority in activity monitor? This is crazy, I have to renice them from the terminal. And don't say this is a feature because not technical users don't have to renice a process: they don't even know what the hell activity monitor is.
3. Finder. I mean, are we serious? did you really deliver me that piece of C__P as the most important piece of software in the OS?!?

That was for sure my first and my last mac.

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