[quote]Originally posted by Chinney:
<strong>One more thing my MSWord for X does: Regularly as I am typing the screen goes blank, pauses, and then rewrites itself.
This is UNACCEPTABLE in EXPENSIVE NEW software.
[ 01-30-2003: Message edited by: Chinney ]</strong><hr></blockquote>
So, I hope folks are this "charitable" with the crap Apple is putting out: IPhoto 2 is as slow as its predecessor, iCal is absolutely useless if you need to manage more than a few events and to-dos . . . Safari doesn't handle CSS. I suppose we could continue . . .
The Mac BU has for the past few years put out decent, and sometimes excellent Mac software (outside of IE for OS X and there's probably a story that we aren't privy to). Office X was one of the first major OS X apps, and admittedly it felt rushed, but if you're big enough to admit this, it was one of the first signs that Apple was not doomed by the massive change from 9 to X, and that developers would follow. It might have been a good thing that a company forced a product out, especially in light of the difficulty Apple had in actually creating a modern OS.
Applications from Apple still suffer from all the problems you're describing (Hello, Keynote...don't Apple's own developers have access to older iBooks?) Seriously. Be honest. Office X is fine, and in many ways superior to it's Windows brethren. Of course it can be improved. So can just about everything related to this new OS. And i';m not excusing lazy or poor development. But singling Office out for the sins of a developing platform are ridiculous (but if you feel it necessary to continue, just be sure to add Macromedia, Adobe, and anyone with major apps to the list).
[ 01-30-2003: Message edited by: jaske ]</p>