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  • #41
    JPFSanders Your rants are pretty funny. I have a question though.

    MacOS is a pretty popular desktop and used by more people then every Linux Desktop combined. What is your opinion on MacOS?
    Same question with Android?

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    • #42
      Originally posted by k1e0x View Post
      JPFSanders Your rants are pretty funny
      Always happy to help.

      Originally posted by k1e0x View Post
      [USER="103182"]
      I have a question though. MacOS is a pretty popular desktop and used by more people then every Linux Desktop combined.
      What is your opinion on MacOS?
      I haven't touched Macs in any serious capacity since the 90's, OS 8.1 was the last one I used seriously I think.

      The GUI on OS 8.1 wasn't bad, I don't remember anything I strongly disliked about it, however I do not have fond memories for the OS itself, the old 68k OS was garbagey and wasn't too stable, didn't like Macs then don't like Macs now.

      I know Modern MacOS is from where Gnome gets its inspiration but I haven't used modern Mac OS for more than 5-10 mins to form a solid opinion. As a GUI interface thing I did not like that windows on the Mac don't maximise on double click and I'm not a fan of the keyboard command-control thing, nor the single-button mice. I know you can use a regular PC keyboard and a PC mouse, that summarises all my experience with modern MacOS.

      Originally posted by k1e0x View Post
      [USER="103182"]
      Same question with Android?
      First and foremost, I hate touch screen interfaces, my fingers are fat and click accidentally everywhere, my eyes are old and tired and those screens keep packing more and more resolution and making things smaller and smaller, I have to make the fonts huge and while mostly everything runs fine every now and then some application does something odd with the large fonts and I end with tiny whiny icons and gigantic fonts, I do not know if the cause is Android or the applications. I also hated with a passion preference screens in old Android, in the past there were hundreds of preferences and no way to search through them, nowadays fortunately that is being sorted out, but it was obvious a search bar was needed on the preferences and not on the fucking main screen.

      Android IMHO as a GUI is a mixed bag, some decisions range from strange to plain bad to just brilliant, there is a lot of inconsistencies here and there.

      I hate the concept that anything can be a button but without an indication that is a button.

      I can't comprehend for the life of me why most phones can't rotate the launcher screen, it is something I find baffling and incomprehensible.

      Last thing I found immensely irritating was Google play moving the option menu from the burger menu (we agreed that the burger menu icon was where the menu go) into a small profile icon. The change is so idiotic, stupid and counter-intuitive that for days the google play application showed a blue bubble reminder telling me the options are now on something that doesn't resemble a button or a menu. Completely retarded interface decision, so intuitive and easy to discover you need to be told that a little picture is now a menu. They don't follow their own GUI rules.

      However I think overall it does a good job with the small physical space that is available on a phone, I think iOS does a good job too and is generally more consistent than Android.

      I do not think Android is an appropriate interface for a regular computer if that's what where you're getting to, it is even worse than Gnome3. The saving grace of Android is that it doesn't affect applications outside phones, Gnome sadly influences all sort of bad idea contagion effect on the Linux desktop application ecosystem due to their influence on the development of GTK.

      I was born ages ago and I have witnessed the evolution of GUI interfaces from the beginning, I can tell you with confidence that touch screen GUI paradigms in a regular workstation are pure concentrated cancer, imagine you open a 42 US gallon (159L) and instead of OIL you find it full of cancer inside, that's what I think of touch interfaces on workstation computers.

      You can disagree with me on anything and I'm OK with it.

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