Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Mon 21st Jul 2008 22:38 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Apple Software engineer Satoshi Nakajima, the lead architect of Microsoft's Windows 95, picked up a Mac for the first time two years ago. He was so impressed, he says he'll never again touch a PC again. Satoshi loves Apple products so much, he started a company in April, Big Canvas, to develop for Apple's iPhone platform full-time. "We have chosen iPhone as the platform to release our first product (for) several reasons," explains his company's website. "We love Apple products... You need love to be creative."
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Interesting
by ohxten on Mon 21st Jul 2008 22:56 UTC
ohxten
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2008-02-17

Interesting stuff. I'm on a Mac right now. It's *okay*. OSX looks nice, but I think the UI and applications are sometimes a bit too elementary. Just my opinion.

BTW, on the main page the title of the article is " Microsoft’s Windows 95 Architect Is a Happy Mac Convert", with a 'â' instead of a '.

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RE: Interesting
by google_ninja on Mon 21st Jul 2008 23:03 in reply to "Interesting"
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2006-02-05

There are both good and bad apps on every platform. Personally, I find that mac apps tend overall to be better designed and of higher quality.

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RE: Interesting
by protagonist on Mon 21st Jul 2008 23:38 in reply to "Interesting"
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2005-07-06

I have found that most of the commercial programs I need to work with are considerably cheaper and more functional on my Mac than were the PC equivalents. And a lot of what I had to purchase for Windows came free with the Mac. But, to each his own. I know people who are happy with Vista as well.

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RE[2]: Interesting
by kaiwai on Tue 22nd Jul 2008 00:37 in reply to "RE: Interesting"
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2005-07-06

I have found that most of the commercial programs I need to work with are considerably cheaper and more functional on my Mac than were the PC equivalents. And a lot of what I had to purchase for Windows came free with the Mac. But, to each his own. I know people who are happy with Vista as well.


I guess it is because Mac users tend (like me) to be more anal about whether the application not only accomplishes the task but actually is usable as well. Fulfilling a task isn't enough; the whole experience has to be top notch from the interface to the quality of the implementation.

The only other 'desktop environment' that comes close to that sort of anal retentiveness is GNOME where GTK+ based applications are routinely updated so that they conform to the GNOME HIG specifications.

On the Windows world, it appears, unfortunately, that very few developers seem to actually spend any time making sure their application is ascetically appealing but also usable at the same time. Far too much time these days seems to be spent on 'skinning' and making things look cool rather than making sure that end users are as productive as possible on a given environment.

Edited 2008-07-22 00:39 UTC

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RE: Interesting
by theTSF on Tue 22nd Jul 2008 00:52 in reply to "Interesting"
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2005-09-27

It is deceptively basic for the most part. Having a Mac at home and at work a Linux with advance effects on. Apples approach is that in the UI everything does what is expected. With linux with full eye-candy while looks cool it is less productive for the most part. Eg dragging across different apps.

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