Random Apple Bashing thread

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psonice: real coders only use a keyboard?
added on the 2010-03-31 17:30:02 by the_Ye-Ti the_Ye-Ti
depends what you're doing i suppose.. for a lot of stuff, keyboard only is faster, but for this kind of thing i think it would be slow and cumbersome. I tend to work on the UI, graphics and code together...
added on the 2010-03-31 17:36:23 by psonice psonice
I usually get a metaphorical amount of sand in my (hypothetical) vagina concerning the fact that the menu bar of my window on display #2 is at the top of display #1. It never gets old.
added on the 2010-03-31 19:29:10 by Shifter Shifter
It is a bit.. odd. I've kind of got used to having a 'main' and 'secondary' screen in most cases, but it still involves extra mouse travel. Then again, what're the options? A giant menu bar, with the app menus still always on one screen and only the clock on the other? Or duplicate menu bars? I've yet to see it 'done right' with the windows task bar too, but at least there it's not used quite so much.

Well, at least you can move it to the right screen.
added on the 2010-03-31 21:56:06 by psonice psonice
The Mac Mini as toilet paper dispenser is hilarious :)

My only complaint at the moment is the lack of ati card options in some apple models. And wtf is the iPad anyway...
added on the 2010-03-31 22:29:06 by zstab zstab
Speaking as an ex-Apple guy (owned Apple computers exclusively for a good two years), I can say that while their computers are fun, they are extremely limiting. When opening up port 113 to get on IRC is a chore, you know you have a problem (opening is easy, getting identD to work is the hard part).

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added on the 2010-04-01 03:48:45 by px px
psonice, my experiences come from fairy simple setup - photoshop, apple motion, browser, messenger etc. its 'lovely' to see sliding spaces on 27 inch display (truly eye cancerous / dizzynes generator) and letting it loose various windows on different spaces - palettes, other open documents, messenger being assigned to who knows which one.

initial idea was almost amiga screenish one, but the execution ... construction of mac apps is also to blame here, with photoshop being as main example - reminds me usability of gimp before backdrop window was added. windows from other app shining from benneath... uh oh, please. feels as amateurish approach as early workbench.

id be glad to see some simple additions like window snapping, some consequence in minimalising the windows to dock, ability to really CLOSE application with close button (without stupid apple+q), and consequence in using keyboard also (with main example - a shuttown dialog, unable to be navigated by cursor keys). till then i'll stick with predictable xp behavior (and ability to customize it).

as for touchscreen, i've been using touschcreens up to 17" size and believe me - there is light pen syndrome, it is really fun but if monitor is vertical position it lasts 5 minutes, then you get simply tired and look as stupid as tom cruise. it would be nice to have one touchscreen laying horizontal, with some resonable size, but for sure nothing really big - just a space for navigation with gestures, keyboard, midi osc and so on.
added on the 2010-04-01 05:43:26 by comankh comankh
and with taskbar - try ultramon.
added on the 2010-04-01 05:45:36 by comankh comankh
Then again, what're the options?

Other than keyboard shortcuts, nothing?

The Mac OS interface paradigm started out not needing to think about such luxuries and they never changed it. People whine about Ultramon-alike solutions, but hey -that's impossible because the whole dock + menubar combo is nowhere near the same as the windows taskbar.

Comankh: bringing up photoshop in an interface argument is like making fun of a clown.
added on the 2010-04-01 08:28:23 by Shifter Shifter
hmm this 'Apple Bashing thread' is turning into an 'Apple Usercomplaints Thread' ?
added on the 2010-04-01 14:24:20 by the_Ye-Ti the_Ye-Ti
Us turtleneck faggots are better at derailing than trolls.
added on the 2010-04-01 14:39:02 by Shifter Shifter
If apple is so damn user friendly why the hell does my father(that thaught me DOS BTW) keep asking me to fix his OSx related problems?!
added on the 2010-04-01 14:47:39 by Deus Deus
Because he's getting dumb and old maybe?
added on the 2010-04-01 14:53:21 by skan skan
I got a Palm Pre. I think its a lot nicer than my wife's iPhone. Take that, apple.

(actually, i like the iPhone a lot, but the Palm GUI is just better).
added on the 2010-04-01 15:44:10 by xeron xeron
The pre looks good, in many ways better than the iphone (the OS at least, I've still not seen an actual pre in the wild). Palm are in pretty deep trouble though, I suspect that they'll either disappear or get bought before long, which is a real shitter as I like palm.
added on the 2010-04-01 17:20:17 by psonice psonice
Better get yourself a pre while you still can, then ;-)

I've had this one for two days now and so far I love it. I even saw a big advert for it when I went to the cinema recently so they are starting to market it properly. Also they have just announced the pre plus.
added on the 2010-04-01 18:46:38 by xeron xeron
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screw Apple and their proprietary technology. "oh, PLEASE Apple, may I please write an application for your iPhone...please allow me to please - i beg you - pleeeeeease!"

screw that.
added on the 2010-04-01 19:28:27 by button button

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added on the 2010-04-03 01:12:21 by px px
Does that exist?
It's a cool concept, but...
added on the 2010-04-03 05:01:48 by xernobyl xernobyl
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added on the 2010-04-10 16:09:36 by ponce ponce