If you would stop pontifIcating for just a moment you might notice that ( as has been stated in another thread ) 90% of the complaints about a steep learning curve are about operations being different from OS 9. Not about things being more complex. <hr></blockquote>
I'm no even talking about that. I'm talking about how Apple is afraid to take any risks in favor of ease of use and how "mac users" are now going against everything we used to praise. look at this thread. I could have sworn that some of the responses from you guys were windows users 4 years ago. "Buy a book and learn"? great
" Intuitive " can be a very subjective thing just ask any Windows user. I happen to still think that the MacOS ( and yes I mean X ) is still easier and more preferable to Windows but, that's just my opinion. Someone who has worked on Windows all their computing life may prefer that.<hr></blockquote>
considering the lead Apple had its much too close to be a deciding factor. Apple has sat on their asses while MS unfortunately has slowly made improvements.
One other thing............in 1984 ( god I was 31 then ) the Mac OS ( and anything else out there ) was a lot more simple and feature bare ( no DVD player back then ). It's very difficult to draw an even level of performance and increasingly complex features with ease of use. <hr></blockquote>
what the hell does a DVD Player have to do with anything? no shit there was no DVD player. and what does the DVD Player mean in the issue of ease of use and how complex the OS has become?
I like OS X and find it very easy to use right down to something as simple as launching a browser ( 1 click for X, 2 clicks for 9 ).<hr></blockquote>
yet there still is not a great solution to the issue of app organization and launching. Why must I go to my app folder anytime I want to open an app not in the dock? no I'm not going to put 40 icons in my dock and no I'm not going to put a folder with a pop up menu in the dock. If anything, Apple should implement Launchbar into the OS. Launchbar solves many "issues" I have with OS X.
[quote]OS X is here to stay. Peace Applenut. <hr></blockquote>
who ever said it wasn't? and why can it not be improved? you guys are so set on this crap that mac OS X can't be the easiest OS in the world simply because its UNIX. That's BULL.