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Yeah? Tell that to my father. Again, obviously not intuitive when he had to call me up so I could tell him that. FWIW he's an intelligent man with a successful business. The "intuitive Apple OS" is aimed at people like him who are not computer savvy and didn't grow up with them or have to use them.

But let's say he was using Windows for the first time ever. Never used it before.

He wanted to eject a drive. Two ways to do this: (i) right-click and eject in My Computer, or (ii) the little icon in the bottom right.

Do you think a new Windows user (someone who isn't computer-savvy) would figure that out?

I'm not defending Mac or PC here, just stating the obvious: ejecting a drive is a foreign process for non-savvy users. Your anecdote doesn't really refute the "intuitiveness" of Mac OSX.
post #317 of 397
Windows isn't the OS that's touted as being super intuitive. In fact, when Apple is stated as being so easy to figure things out a direct comparison is made.
post #318 of 397
tokyo slim you have so much emotional investment in meaningless things
post #319 of 397
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Originally Posted by Teger View Post
tokyo slim you have so much emotional investment in meaningless things

QFI.
post #320 of 397
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tokyo slim you have so much emotional investment in meaningless things

/threak.
post #321 of 397
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Originally Posted by imageWIS View Post
/threak.

Given that he's a hopeless MS fanboy, still, this is Styleforum we are talking about. Who doesn't have an emotional investment in pointless things? At least computers serve a purpose.
post #322 of 397
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Originally Posted by Jumbie View Post
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Here's an example of functionality/intuitiveness: I installed Snow Leopard tonight and when I opened Mail for the first time, I entered my email address and password and it went out and found the exchange server and auto synched my mail, contacts, and calendar with three different programs, two of which weren't even open.
I admit that this is useful functionality. MS would probably be hit with another antitrust suit if they implemented this though.

i dont. it sounds invasive, and it sounds like an easy-to-do one-time action. id rather do it myself than have the os do it unilaterally. if there's an option to turn off that kind of integration i don't have a problem with it.

the most laughable remark is that tactile keys are merely 'another thing to break.' i've never had a key break in anything, ever, in my life. the possibility of a key going bad is probably miniscule. either that or i've been really lucky or have a horrible memory.

however i find touch screens to be fine and am not invested in the argument
post #323 of 397
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Given that he's a hopeless MS fanboy, still, this is Styleforum we are talking about. Who doesn't have an emotional investment in pointless things? At least computers serve a purpose: porn

FTFY.
post #324 of 397
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Originally Posted by sunror View Post
i dont. it sounds invasive, and it sounds like an easy-to-do one-time action. id rather do it myself than have the os do it unilaterally. if there's an option to turn off that kind of integration i don't have a problem with it.

the most laughable remark is that tactile keys are merely 'another thing to break.' i've never had a key break in anything, ever, in my life. the possibility of a key going bad is probably miniscule. either that or i've been really lucky or have a horrible memory.

however i find touch screens to be fine and am not invested in the argument

I really take care of my electronic devices, and I've had individual buttons break on remote controls.
post #325 of 397
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Originally Posted by imageWIS View Post
FTFY.

Teacher, mother, secret lover...
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This thread was a good laugh.
post #327 of 397
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Originally Posted by sunror View Post
the most laughable remark is that tactile keys are merely 'another thing to break.' i've never had a key break in anything, ever, in my life. the possibility of a key going bad is probably miniscule. either that or i've been really lucky or have a horrible memory.
I wasn't referring to actually breaking them off as TS inferred. All throughout my history of using computers, I've had keys stop working on keyboards from various manufacturers. Not all of them, but many.
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the most laughable remark is that tactile keys are merely 'another thing to break.' i've never had a key break in anything, ever, in my life. the possibility of a key going bad is probably miniscule. either that or i've been really lucky or have a horrible memory. however i find touch screens to be fine and am not invested in the argument
I have a Samsung Impression. It is touch screen with a slide out keyboard. First it's thicker which I don't like, but I understand there is a tradeoff for some that want the keyboard so that's just a preference issue. But I do worry about the fact that the sliding of the screen up will lead to wear and tear pretty quickly. I know we don't buy phones to last a lifetime, but my last phone, an LG Shine, had its screen go randomly dark when you slid it open. Also, after one year, one of the keys (the menu key, unfortunately) didn't work all the time which created a headache. I've had no issue with my blackberry's keyboard but I do worry when you add yet another moving part into a phone since it's personally affected me.
post #329 of 397
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Originally Posted by zissou View Post
I wasn't referring to actually breaking them off as TS inferred. All throughout my history of using computers, I've had keys stop working on keyboards from various manufacturers. Not all of them, but many.

Same here. The 'ergonomic' MS Office keyboards are the worst IMO. I won't use anything but IBM Model Ms now.
post #330 of 397
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Originally Posted by haganah View Post
I have a Samsung Impression. It is touch screen with a slide out keyboard. First it's thicker which I don't like, but I understand there is a tradeoff for some that want the keyboard so that's just a preference issue. But I do worry about the fact that the sliding of the screen up will lead to wear and tear pretty quickly. I know we don't buy phones to last a lifetime, but my last phone, an LG Shine, had its screen go randomly dark when you slid it open. Also, after one year, one of the keys (the menu key, unfortunately) didn't work all the time which created a headache.

I've had no issue with my blackberry's keyboard but I do worry when you add yet another moving part into a phone since it's personally affected me.

I ended up fighting with AT&T so they could replace my POS LG Vu with a Samsung Eternity. A year with the Samsung and I haven't experienced any problems, even when applying an unlock code to utilize a foreign SIM card.
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