Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st Apr 2008 19:00 UTC, submitted by Adam S
General Development Ars' Peter Bright wrote an article today entitled "From Win32 to Cocoa: a Windows user's conversion to Mac OS X", in which he explains why he believes "Windows is dying, Windows applications suck, and Microsoft is too blinkered to fix any of it". These are rather harsh words, but there is a definitive element of truth in it. The article is part one in a three-part series.
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RE: Agreed.. Win apps suck...
by Bending Unit on Tue 22nd Apr 2008 07:33 UTC in reply to "Agreed.. Win apps suck... "
Bending Unit
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2005-07-06

Hello

About the fonts, you where looking in the wrong place. The font icon where you add and remove fonts, not change the UI font size. That is done in an appearance dialog. I'm not on Windows now but I think it is called Display in the control panel. There you can also change the font DPI.

How well both of those methods work depends on the application. When you program an application you have the choice if you want to use the system ui font or not. As it should be. And of course, email fonts and such should not be the same as the ui font so you should be able to set those in the application.

Complaining about OE's numerous settings seems a little odd coming from someone who uses FreeBSD and KDE...

Sure, the magnifier app may be crap, never used it.

What have Internet Explorer have to do with this? Making the fonts larger in IE is quite easy.

Then about your knowledge. I'm sure you have used Linux for many, many years and know the command line in and out but you seem to know nothing about Windows and instead of learning the basics, you bitch on OSNews.

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