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post #46 of 69
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Ireally don't understand what Apple has against tactile feedback. They seem to enjoy designing things in a way to remove that; if they try to reinvent food, they'd make it look pretty, but taste like nothing.

Either that or it would all be white, shiny cubes - like tofu.
post #47 of 69
I like Tokyo Slim. I hate Apple to the extent that I bought an N97 to spite the iPhone or any iPod. Not going to lie though, their thin keyboard is dope looking with the white keys (kopped!).
post #48 of 69
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Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim View Post
You don't like my opinions, don't read them.
I'm just one guy. I'm doing my best to provide balance to the ubiquitous Apple knob slobbering, but I can only do so much.

Word.
I have stuck with Apple since I was a kid and had a Macintosh LC.
post #49 of 69
I think Slim often makes some good points about features on Apple but the degree of his commentary is pretty aggressive. As you know, I work as a consultant helping companies implement analytics to make better decisions. My whole world at work revolves around PowerPoint, Word, and Excel. Since I work for big companies in analytics, I typically have state of the art laptops, most recently an HP Elitebook. Around 3 years ago, I noticed that, in my opinion, the speed of the laptops, finally caught up to the XP O/S I use. By that, I mean plenty of RAM and core chip speeds and graphics chips allow me to do many thing simultaneously and fast. I often have three PPT windows open as well as a stuffed Outlook inbox and now everything is quite zippy. I still enjoy the iMac G5 at home as it allows me to scan in CD bar codes into Delicious Library, a music cataloging software. I have some 2,600 CDs so this is quite important for keeping track and maintaining insurance records. A close friend runs advertising for a Microsoft and has been playing with Windows 7. He has several Apples at home and loves them. This guy used to work for Yahoo so there is no long-standing loyalty to Microsoft. He says that Windows 7 is very stable and very fast. He thinks Microsoft has finally reached a level of O/S performance that everyone will enjoy. So my take on all of this is that both Apple and a good brand PC are great machines now. Apple is sort of the spendy, stylish, upmarket computer. The PC is a more affordable, sometimes stylish, utility workhorse.
post #50 of 69
I miss my employee discount

At 25% off, I would choose Apple products over their competitors 9 out of 10 times. At full retail, the pendulum has shifted.
post #51 of 69
oh fuck, this is amazing

im a huge mouse shortcut guy
post #52 of 69
I tried it at the Apple store. It is pretty cool, and much more intuitive than you might expect. And that is with no "training". I am pretty sure that once you customize and spend some time with it, it will become an indispensable interface. But the wireless keyboard is retarded. Like a beautiful retarded child. Who wants a keyboard without a numeric keypad. The target market must be people who live in Japanese pod hotels or use airplane seatback trays as their office.
post #53 of 69
Has Apple ever made a good mouse? Removing tactile feedback always makes interfaces worse.
post #54 of 69
All I know is that I love apple products. The last PC I owned was an HP Desktop maybe ten or so years ago running ME. What a nightmare. It was such an awful box, and towards the end of its life I would be getting BSOD 2-3 a week(and yes, I had a virus scanning software - did not help much). Then my dad got a G4 PowerMac, and we never looked back. I just liked the mac os so much better. Since then we have gone through several macs(each one still fully operational) and I am amazed at the advances in simplicity and functionality. My household now has an iMac(previous gen as of 2 weeks ago) and a Mac Mini(as well as a myriad of other apple products), all of which I am happy with. Maybe its just me, but unless you are a hardcore online gamer I don't really see any advantages to running Windows/buying a PC. just my take.
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Big Brother is watching (jobs pic)
this is incredibly ironic, given the context.
post #55 of 69
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Originally Posted by TheFusilliJerry View Post
this is incredibly ironic, given the context.
Um... ok?
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Big Brother is a fictional character in George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, the enigmatic dictator of Oceania, a totalitarian state taken to its utmost logical consequence - where the ruling elite ('the Party') wield total power for its own sake over the inhabitants.
Name someone else.
post #56 of 69
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Originally Posted by dusty View Post
Has Apple ever made a good mouse? Removing tactile feedback always makes interfaces worse.

Wrong. The iPhone keyboard kills it. 10 x faster than any other phone when typing. Have used Magic mouse, it's fine - just takes some getting used to receiving your feedback visually rather than 'from touch'.
post #57 of 69
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Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim View Post
Um... ok?



Name someone else.


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post #58 of 69
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Gotcha. I thought you were asserting that Apple isn't currently the most restrictive and totalitarian personal computer company on the face of the earth. I was wondering who you had in mind. But irony or no, look back throughout history and you'll find that to some extent or another, the "oppressed" or "underdog" or "little guy" gains a foothold and is able to wield power, influence, or whatever - that they will frequently do so to suppress others.
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post #59 of 69
Just got these mice at work. The iphone style scrolling is really great, it'll be hard to go back to a regular scroll wheel. And it seems to track a bit nicer than my logitech, which jitters a bit -- this thing feels like a wired mouse. Bit expensive though.
post #60 of 69
I've been enjoying my magic mouse quite a bit. The two-finger swipe takes a little getting used to, but after a little practice, it's a great feature. Scrolling is fantastic, now that the stupid little track ball is gone. I've also just reformatted with Snow Leopard, and am liking it so far. There isn't too much difference from Leopard, but there are some nice new features. They finally got rid of the Mac HD icon that was in the uper right. I never clicked on it anyway. The Microsoft Exchange support is great. In about a minute or two, everything synched with the server. Finally a decent alternative to craptastic Entourage. It's too bad I am replacing it with three different applications.
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