Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Jul 2005 11:53 UTC
Windows Sunday night saw the release of several screenshots of Longhorn Build 5203. Many questions arose, in particular on Microsoft's Longhorn newsgroups. Mike Brannigan from Microsoft has taken the liberty to have tried to answer everyone's questions, questions often repeatedly asked.
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Here we go again!
by Al2001 on Thu 14th Jul 2005 17:32 UTC
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2005-07-06

Another MS thread infested with Mac Zealots with nothing worthwhile to say.

Reading the comments here it's easy to see why Apple decided 2 mouse buttons would be too complicated for it's users.

I'm all for constructive criticism but without content it's nothing more than zealotry.

zzzzzzz

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RE: Here we go again!
by on Thu 14th Jul 2005 18:37 in reply to "Here we go again!"
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quote: Reading the comments here it's easy to see why Apple decided 2 mouse buttons would be too complicated for it's users.


Now THAT's constructive...

Geez... Can anyone prevent all zealots and trolls from posting?

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RE: Here we go again!
by rcsteiner on Thu 14th Jul 2005 19:42 in reply to "Here we go again!"
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2005-07-12

Reading the comments here it's easy to see why Apple decided 2 mouse buttons would be too complicated for it's users.

I used a Mac IIci as my main workstation for six years, and I found that a single-button mouse actually worked quite well, even in tools like MS Word 5 and MacDraw Plus. I've since used 1-, 2-, and 3-button mice with Macs at various times, and all it takes is a minor adjustment.

Point blank, it isn't a big deal for experienced users, and if you're ever seen a completely inexperienced user try to figure out mouse navigation, I suspect you'd have a little more appreciation for the single-button choice that was made. Macs came out before any other GUIs were commonplace, so it was a new concept for a lot of people.

Windows users also seem to forget that Microsoft was very slow to assign much functionality to the right mouse button on a two-button mouse (beyond "escape") in the first place -- I still remember Windows 3.x users making fun of OS/2's heavy use of the RMB to bring up context menus on the desktop and in applications and calling it far too complicated for most users.

It's interesting how time changes people's viewpoint, isn't it, and that sometimes folks take the opposite position once their pet platform changes its behavior.

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