In der Nachricht
Tim Hill <***@invalid.org.uk>
> In article <***@rialto.bas.me.uk>,
> Ben Shimmin <***@llamaselector.com> wrote:
> > Alexander Ausserstorfer <***@chiemgau-net.de>:
> > > Working with Apple, Windows and Linux at the same time I made these
> > > experiences:
> > >
> > > 1. ) Apple seems to be the most stable system of the three above. I
> > > don't like the keyboard. The mouse is too small and the screen too
> > > big. The desktop is confusing because you will find no menu bar in the
> > > programm windows. The link isn't logical. Also, Apple computers aren't
> > > always responsible like Windows or Linux. The system is very close to
> > > the user as the other two are.
> > To address some of your concerns:
> > 1) Get a different keyboard.
> He who has all even advertises a left-handed model. Under my fingers the
> rubbery keys on modern Macs remind me of the Spectrum but feel more like
> the Cambridge Z88 on which I used to enjoy typing stuff.
> > 2) Get a bigger mouse.
> In my hands an Apple mouse feels more like a vole too.
> Get optical, of course. Potential Apple buyers shouldn't be put off by
> our local dealer who tries to demonstrate Apple opticals on a white
> melamine surface. I suggested that an investment in a better surface will
> sell more Macs!
Here by us, Apple computers are three times more expensive as other
current machines. I'm not an Apple owner. The machines I'm working with,
are the ones of our organisation. For the money I have to give for a new
Apple computer, I can surely demand an excellent keyboard which comes
with the machine.
I often tried different keyboards, also on my Acorn computers. I stick
to the original keyboard of Acorn computers since an age of fourteen and
since I learnt to type with ten fingers. All other were garbage.
> > 3) Get a smaller screen.
> Someone bought the wrong one. In my experience screens can't be too big.
> Or is this a reference to the huge border at the bottom of the iMac
> screens to accommodate the hardware ?
I meant the resolution of the desktop is too large. I need too much time
to move the mouse around. There are also too much information on screen.
It overexcites my senses. 800 x 600 would be good.
> > 4) The menu bar is in the same place all the time, and changes depending
> > on the application currently in focus.
> You just get used to it, just like the differences in window furniture.
You will lose a lot of time using this technique. Here, RISC OS is more
clever. The menus are appearing where you are already with the mouse.
> > 5) Computers are usually fairly responsible, it's the users you have to
> > worry about.
> I didn't understand the original assertion. In my eyes, all manufacturers
> of gadgets and computers are all completely irresponsible; using our
> scarce resources to make stuff which chews more energy. We're
> irresponsible for fuelling that industrybbc!!
Sorry, I meant the machine doesn't listen to the user all the time. It
may be that the reaction to the users action will have a delay.
> > 6) I'm not sure if your last sentence is positive or negative, but,
> > assuming the latter, try moving the computer further back on the
> > desk, or siting further away.
Misinterpretation but that's okey. My intention was that RISC OS is much
more open and flexible (for the user) as MacOS. That means: no log-in.
The user can examine and chance almost every bit in the system without
any problem or obstacle. I cannot find the often praised freedom by
Americans in their computers.
> This applies to point three too.
> > (Points 1, 2, 3, 5, and 6 apply to Windows and Linux too.)
> Not limited to W.. or L..
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