Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Jun 2012 12:19 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces It's been one of my major pet peeves on both Android and iOS: the total and utter lack of consistency. Applications - whether first party or third party - all seem to live on islands, doing their own thing, making their own design choices regarding basic UI interactions, developing their own non-standard buttons and controls. Consistency died five years ago, and nobody seems to care but me.
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I agree with all your points about handling and have experienced many of those annoyances myself. Even with most basic usage, having to alternate between "up,left,right,down" Vs "h,j,k,l", or emacs Vs vi bindings can be a mindf*ck (though thankfully I could change that with most applications I've run), though your point about different config 'styles' will come into play then.

I was talking more about appearance though, in that they're all limited to 16/88/256 colors, character map and typeface. With the exception of some apps preferring *color0 over *backgroundColour, I haven't really seen much variation within the same userland/shell, though obviously my experiences (I've never run Sun or NT before) are limited compared to yours.

Either way, I apologize for straying somewhat off topic.

Edited 2012-06-18 21:22 UTC

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