Linked by David Adams on Mon 25th May 2009 21:22 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Over the years, we've occasionally run an "Ask OSNews" feature, wherein a reader asks us a question and we answer it publicly. Lately I've really been enjoying Slate's Dear Prudence advice column and the ever-interesting Straight Dope, and I thought we should see if we can get more OSNews readers to submit questions, and turn Ask OSNews into a more-regular thing. If your question falls outside of our domain expertise, we'll try to track down an expert to help out. And of course, our responses will always be supplemented by further advice from OSNews readers in the comments. Questions are welcome on any topic ranging from OSes and computing to science and geek culture. Contact us with your questions. (Please include "Ask OSNews" in the subject). Today's question is from a young student in Hungary who's seduced by the faraway siren song of Apple's marketing and wonders, "should I switch?"
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No Mac for me
by axilmar on Tue 26th May 2009 10:19 UTC
axilmar
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2006-03-20

I find the Mac UI irritating:

1) the Dock is useless. Most of the time, I need to hover over icons in order to locate what I am looking for. Icons are non-descriptive.

2) the menu at top is irritating. 99% of the time I look at Windows with a different menu on top. I actually have to click the window of an app in order to use its menu.

3) You can't work with maximized windows on a Mac UI. You need access to the other apps, and since the Dock is so useless, you need to arrange windows in such a way that you can easily bring them to the front.

Perhaps the Mac OS UI is good for you though. Personally, I find it problematic.

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