Linked by mjhi11 on Thu 16th Sep 2010 20:13 UTC
Apple I love OSNews, but it does seem like some of its editors enjoy just a little too much taking a good natured jab at Apple upon occasion (well, more like every chance that particular editor can get). I thought it time for a little good news and analysis about Apple that critics often overlook.
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Really? As was mentioned, drag and drop installation is easy enough and without all the DLL and system files scattered all over like many Windows apps do.

DLL hell is no longer an issue and OSX is certainly good for encouraging application portability. The actual storage of the program is not the problem. The problem is with the multiple installation methods that can throw off novice users, especially if they are used to just double clicking an exe.

It can be annoying if you have a ton of junk in there. I keep mine pretty lean.

I find it annoying that clicking a red button in the corner doesn't actually close the program. I shouldn't have to specify exit or quit if there is no file loaded within that program. It's a system that would make more sense if all programs had long loading times. But more often you just want to open and close a program quickly and not have it marked in the dock. Yes I know about keyboard shortcuts but I shouldn't have to touch the keyboard or move the mouse through a menu to kill a window. It also isn't as good as Win7 at previewing what you have open especially if you have multiple files opened by the same program.

Dock and quartz were certainly slick looking compared to XP but there is still room for improvement.

Since the first version of OS X I have been using the right mouse button. You only need to enable it in the prefs for some mice. Other HID compliant mice it just works. I use a logitech.

I use a logitech mouse as well but that isn't the problem. As I said earlier the problem is that the system is designed around a one button mouse. There are too many cases where right-click does nothing.

Now there are aspects of OSX that I like such as the config menu, Unix services, program isolation and better integration with idevices.

But for raw productivity I believe Win7 has the edge for users who work with lots of programs and files. However I think OSX is good for problem users who are prone to picking up malware.

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