Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 18th Apr 2009 15:13 UTC, submitted by Hakime
In the News "A Customer Experience Index report from Forrester Research came to the conclusion after studying almost 4600 computer users' experiences from 2008 and asking them to score the ease of use of their computers, how enjoyable the experience is and whether or not the systems fulfill their owners' needs. Apple's overall score reached 80 and was not only enough to give it the lead but also leave it as the only company to earn a 'good' ranking in Forrester's view. Every other manufacturer in the list scored significantly lower, with Acer's American label Gateway being closest with a score of just 66; the standing is only 'okay' in the research group's chart."
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It's About The OS
by Phuqker on Sat 18th Apr 2009 16:53 UTC
Phuqker
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2005-07-17

The machine itself is beside the point. It's about the OS. I write Windows business software for a living, and Microsoft has awesome tools for that stuff. I would never write business software with Cocoa. Conversely, I spent years running that piece-of-crap Windows on my desktop. When I switched to the Mac, I decided I'd never look back.

Now I use OS X on my desktop, and I still make my living writing Windows business software. But I do it with virtual machines.

Bottom line: OS X is a vastly superior desktop OS, but I think it's a deeply inferior business OS.

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RE: It's About The OS
by Hypnos on Mon 20th Apr 2009 06:49 in reply to "It's About The OS"
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2008-11-19

Could you elaborate on why you find OSX to be unsatisfactory for writing business apps?

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RE[2]: It's About The OS
by Phuqker on Mon 20th Apr 2009 16:24 in reply to "RE: It's About The OS"
Phuqker Member since:
2005-07-17

Microsoft just has so many more tools for writing business applications, talking to databases, etc. By "tools," I generally mean libraries and APIs.

Of course one can write business applications on the Mac. Sure. But depending upon the app, it might take quite a bit more effort.

I readily admit that this is just my own opinion, having worked a great deal with Microsoft's tools and a good deal with Apple's.

(The irony is that I'm typing all of this on my 17" MacBook Pro running Safari Beta 4, taking a break from debugging an iPhone application I've been contracted to write.)

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