I recently moved to KDE 4.5.2 (64 bit Fed 14) and am getting used to it. Powerful enough, with GL compositing and not too many bugs. Windows 7 seems to have some nice features too - but also motza of the usual microsoft crap.
Vincent wrote:Too many annoying bugs in os/x meanwhile all sorts of software soon doesn't work as every few months there is a 'new version' and their development tools only work always for the 'latest' version of os/x. Very mean way of doing business.
Laugh. I hear you
Their upgrade cycle is the worse, and now their new macbooks are no longer upgradeable hardware-wise.
But I've learnt how to use OSX (almost) properly, and have really come to appreciate some of it's "different" features. I think stability varies alot with major and minor OSX releases. 10.7 (current) is probably a little undercooked, and they're moving to 10.8 very shortly.
Vincent wrote:OS/x is too amateuristic. You know select 2 items, click right mouse button to copy it. OOPS it unselected it already, won't work!
os/x doesn't get through any ergonomic guide line. it should be fined if you ask me for that reason.
Although it does things differently, and takes time to learn, amateur is the wrong word. Apple's Objective C framework and XCode is a premier development suite, and makes for very attractive, integrated and consistent interfaces.
You read me wrong. It's not a 'learning cycle'. I've professional developed for os/x in that sense (what other reason would i have a 2800 euro laptop for, i wouldn't be able to afford a 2800 euro laptop, even if i would want to spend that much for a buggy OS with a design laptop that overheats already if you play a 1080p video, not to mention the joy using gcc 4.0 gives, the only compiler that loses contests with a turtle). It's just not ergonomic. If you count objectively how many mouse movements you do, they won't get through any ergonomic guide line simply with os/x.
They're stuck in the ancient past.
Simple example, attach a huge TFT at your tiny macbookpro (i have a 17 inch model) and if you open an application the pulldown menu is located still at the TFT of the laptop, so you have for each small tiny action to move your mouse to the other monitor and click there.
This is simply outdated form of doing things. This is still from the single console single processor times from 1980s.
This is not 'getting used', you just can't modify it. Sure you can enforce os/x to have the pulldown menu at the huge TFT, in which case it doesn't work on the laptop TFT, and things fock up as well if you don't attach the TFT.
The thing is, it's not ergonomic.
Another big BUG is the way how selecting things works. Obviously i'm using a 3 mouse button mouse with it. If you keep down the control key you CAN select more than 1 item, just like with windows.
In windows and *nix you then right click the mouse and can COPY the items.
If you do that in os/x it has already UNSELECTED the items. This is another stupid bug in os/x. If you are experienced in os/x you know there is 2 obvious ways to get this action done. Both require a lot more work than at windows/linux.
So from functional viewpoint they will NOT get through any serious OBJECTIVE ergonomic usability certification with os/x.
It's too much overhead to get simple daily stuff done in os/x.
OS/X increases odds for injuries like RSI dramatically.