Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Oct 2010 14:17 UTC, submitted by Extend
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Yes, yes, it's that time of the year again - a new Fiona Apple album confirmed (which makes anything that happens between now and spring 2011 irrelevant and annoying), MorphOS 2.6 released (will be the next news item), and, of course, a new Ubuntu release showcasing the best of the best that the Free software world has to offer in the desktop world.
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RE[3]: Design fail
by Radio on Sun 10th Oct 2010 20:36 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Design fail"
Radio
Member since:
2009-06-20

While you were busy being snarky, Apple put in the hard work to make a pixel-perfect product

*fap fap fap fap*

There are two extra pixels on the left side! That's so important! The applet is nearly unusable!

Go back entering your wifi code in your appleTV (*left, left, left, down, click, right, up, up, up, click, right, down down...*, braindead.

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RE[4]: Design fail
by earksiinni on Sun 10th Oct 2010 21:06 in reply to "RE[3]: Design fail"
earksiinni Member since:
2009-03-27

Really, there's no need to be so reactionary. I never said anything about it being unusable; it's perfectly usable, but the design is simply inferior. If the difference between elegance and looking off lies in a few pixels, then yes, a few pixels matter. If you're seriously equating good design with usability, then...well, I guess you're perfectly happy with Ubuntu's poorly thought-out visual design!

I listed 24 reasons why the menu is off below, take a look.

Edit: I've never used Apple TV, but if it's really how you describe, then that would explain its bad market performance. I don't actually own any Apple products, but my point was more about how methodical they are in their design. I don't see the same kind of sustained effort come through in Ubuntu.

Edited 2010-10-10 21:09 UTC

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RE[5]: Design fail
by tylerdurden on Mon 11th Oct 2010 00:28 in reply to "RE[4]: Design fail"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

Apparently, "reactionary" "snark" and "stay on topic" do not mean what you think they do...

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RE[5]: Design fail
by Auzy on Mon 11th Oct 2010 02:51 in reply to "RE[4]: Design fail"
Auzy Member since:
2008-01-20

I think you'll find that Apple overlook the big things when working on the little things.

AppleTV's aren't that good, and the rest of their products have major usability issues (in fact, the first AppleTV's shipped with broken Wifi, which made them VERY painful at first).

One basic example is that iPhoto packs all of it's images into a weird directory structure, so when people (such as my dad) try to find them using normal filesystem tools, they find a directory full of random files. But yeah, I'm sure it's GREAT that it can be treated as a single file (because we need to move it around so often). And whilst people bring up how Apple are amazing because their sleep lights pulse like the human heart rate (oh, detailed), they then went and omitted a sleep light from their first Aluminium iMac's (so there was NO feedback as to what state they were in).

Apple isn't a good example of usability. Trust me!

Edited 2010-10-11 02:52 UTC

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