Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 9th May 2009 09:58 UTC
Apple Since it's weekend, which usually equates to no news, we figured we'd follow in Engadget's footsteps by asking you, our dear and loving readers, what you would change about Apple's current Mac Pro. Engadget readers already had a few things to say - this is the internet after all. And since this is OSNews, we add a question of our own: what would you change about Mac OS X?
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RE[2]: Customizable OS X
by drstorm on Sun 10th May 2009 11:38 UTC in reply to "RE: Customizable OS X"
drstorm
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2009-04-24

Interesting... Considering the fact, Macintosh was years ahead Windows and, implemented those widgets that way... Windows implemented differently to differentiate (To the right, and not to the left).

Windows originally had the close button on the left. (You had to double click it, though.) It might be true that it was moved to the right in order to be different from Mac.

But if you see it closely, it is just a matter of taste.

I couldn't agree more. It doesn't matter who is historically "right". What matters is allowing people to use their computers the way they are used to, and the way they like.
Linux is probably the best in this respect. Unfortunately, it is usually difficult to make it work just right for you, but once you get it right, it's great. ;)

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RE[3]: Customizable OS X
by DavidSan on Mon 11th May 2009 03:30 in reply to "RE[2]: Customizable OS X"
DavidSan Member since:
2008-11-18

"Interesting... Considering the fact, Macintosh was years ahead Windows and, implemented those widgets that way... Windows implemented differently to differentiate (To the right, and not to the left).

Windows originally had the close button on the left. (You had to double click it, though.) It might be true that it was moved to the right in order to be different from Mac.

But if you see it closely, it is just a matter of taste.

I couldn't agree more. It doesn't matter who is historically "right". What matters is allowing people to use their computers the way they are used to, and the way they like.
Linux is probably the best in this respect. Unfortunately, it is usually difficult to make it work just right for you, but once you get it right, it's great. ;)
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I believe that is the problem with Linux and why it has not grab the market share it deserves. Especially on the desktop.

Linux gives to much liberties to users. Because of those liberties, it is almost impossible for a developer to know exactly how the application will behave, so most of the time, the user ends up with a very poor user interface when you compare it with alternatives found on Windows or Mac.

So, common desktop users, find themselves in a really big mess and do not feel comfortable on it. If you feel strange with buttons on a side of the screen, imagine how a simple user will feel when they have to configure everything to look as they want to, but they do not know what they want. It can be a nightmare. So, they give up and go to Mac for simplicity and reliability or go to Windows for custom fit and popularity.

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