Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Jul 2011 16:09 UTC
Mac OS X Introduction not necessary. Read it.
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RE: 19 pages
by Laurence on Thu 21st Jul 2011 15:17 UTC in reply to "19 pages"
Laurence
Member since:
2007-03-26

I think it is very good thing to get such a long and in-detail review. It's much better that all those linux reviews where I get a feeling that it was generated by a script:
"I was presented with GRUB menu to choose install/livecd/memtest/etc
...
The installer asked me to choose keyboard layout/timezone/disk/etc
...
The desktop was pleasant/unpleasant with green/blue/red/yellow/etc icons on dark/light wallpaper.
...
My wireless worked/not worked
...
Conclusion
liked/disliked."
So I say again. Great to see a real review. Definitely will read it.


I agree that examples like you provided are terrible reviews, but it's the complete opposite end of the spectrum and it's not an either / or situation. You can have detailed reviews that aren't 19 pages long.

I'd have hoped from the tone of my comment that you realised I wasn't advocating dumbing down articles. Quite the opposite in fact. I was simply saying that I'd sooner install and try the product 1st hand than sit through 19 pages of theory.

It's just I don't see the point of reading someone else's opinion on an OS if it's so long that it's just as quick to try myself and thus form my own opinion. But each to their own.

Edited 2011-07-21 15:21 UTC

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RE[2]: 19 pages
by ebasconp on Thu 21st Jul 2011 15:32 in reply to "RE: 19 pages"
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

Maybe you are right, but almost all Siracusa's reviews are very long and very high quality. Reserve some space in your time to read it; it is very worth reading, actually! ;)

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RE[3]: 19 pages
by Laurence on Thu 21st Jul 2011 21:03 in reply to "RE[2]: 19 pages"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Maybe you are right, but almost all Siracusa's reviews are very long and very high quality. Reserve some space in your time to read it; it is very worth reading, actually! ;)

After my initial post, you're not the 1st person to commend this review. so i will be taking time to read it ;)

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