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[5]: Design fail
by Auzy on Mon 11th Oct 2010 02:51 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Design fail"
Auzy
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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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