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Macintosh Easiest PC Ever Created.

by Bellette / October 14, 2005 1:48 PM PDT

Without a doubt the Apple product is far easier to use, this has been the case since the first model Macintosh.

Try this quick test, highlight the characters in any field, like the Subject field in this forum, on the Mac pressing the up or down arrow takes you to the start of end of the field, this holds true wether the text is selected or not, try it again unselected.

Try that on a PC (Windows), it works in a way that is not intuitive, you'll have to scroll along the text, no matter how long it is, you expect when you use a Mac to be able to go to either end of a particular text box etc. it's the sort of feature that is pervasive throughout the Mac OS, simple, helpful design and it's consistent throughout the software.

Is it a programmer that allows this to happen, or the way the system is built? either way it comes back to poor design on behalf of, or by, the Microsoft windows team.

Every part of the macintosh experience functions in this 'easy to use' way, in comparison Windows is akin to "letting blood".

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Easiest PC Ever
by taboma / October 14, 2005 2:51 PM PDT

I am installing Tiger next Sunday. Right now I have Panther. Both beat Windoze XP. Best of all?no virus's.
Letting blood?OUCH!!!
You just may have hit a nerve with the PC folks!

-Kevin

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Amazed.
by drmusic45 / October 20, 2005 4:15 PM PDT
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To be honest, I was a little shocked and amazed at how easy it was to use the system, especially the System Preferences part. I recently got an iBook and I've loved it, especially with Mac OS X Tiger. I've plugged in the few peripherals I have nearby the computer that I can use on my Windows PC, and the iBook instantly knows what they are and what to do with them--no driver installs necessary. No more hunting down drivers to install for those devices--it's fantastic! I even recently got a hard drive enclosure for an internal hard drive I don't use anymore. I found it particularly amusing that, in the manual, the driver installations differed greatly between XP and OS X. There were several steps to the XP installation, but the OS X was pretty much, "plug it in and turn it on"--no drivers to install, everything was already supported. The drive was extremely easy to partition using the Disk Utility in OS X, and the drive has worked without a hitch. Overall, I am very happy with how easy OS X is to use.

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