Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Feb 2006 22:42 UTC, submitted by danwarne
Mac OS X "The Unofficial Apple Weblog has posted a short story on the top five mistakes made by new Mac users. It includes closing an application window and thinking it has quit, downloading software and then running it from the disk image (runs slowly, can't eject disk image), and Windows .exe files littered around the desktop after they've tried to download software and install it. The comments attached to the article are entertaining, and pick up many other common mistakes. Here's a precise list of things that TUAW and its users said in comments, and a few of my own."
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RE[3]: Usability
by Shane on Thu 9th Feb 2006 06:05 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Usability"
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I am not going to engage in a point-by-point rebuttal of your post. I am not interested in defending the way Macs and OS X behave, because, like for any other operating systems, the UI decisions in OS X are somewhat arbitrary. They entirely depend on your familiarity with the conventions chosen.

I will instead try to address the root cause of your complaints. You can either approach anything new with an open mind and work with it, or you can adopt the attitude that it sucks because it does not work like some other thing that you have grown used to.

[Edit: typo]

Edited 2006-02-09 06:21

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