Mandrake wrote:Since Windows XP was a more a consumer release as opposed to a buisness release, it was a massive change from the previous consumer OS, Windows ME. From an OS that randomly crashed, to the stability of the Windows 2000 core is an immense change,
If you call that as an immense change (borrows codes for Win 2000 which was also from the very same company)What are you going to call the change from OS 9 to OS X, using a completely different codes, based on industry standard and not just based on it, but also make it even easier to use than their then current operating system?
Still not as good as the seamlessly hardware support of Mac.Mandrake wrote:Microsoft did this - and at the same kept the same great level of hardware support.
The XP interface was brand new at the time, and made it easier than ever to use Windows.
yeah, taking years to implement the easy-to-use from Mac OS.
Mandrake wrote:Just take a brand new install of OS X and compare it with a new install of Windows XP. In OS X there is no real starting point, people are asking "What do I do here?" on XP people logically, just click the "start" button - they are presented with everything they need to get started straight away.
The first time you use your Mac, there's a nice and easy to follow getting started guide.
And the Windows' Start button? It is a stupid idea for novice users. Why? the very frist time they click "Start", there's no application in the 6 most frequent application list, instead an "All Programs" simply lead them to lots of where to get started folders and applications.
Mandrake wrote:Want to use the Internet? No problems, just click on Internet Explorer (and download Mozilla!), want to listen to your music? Just click on Media Player, no problems. The XP interface is bright, colourful and easy to use, what more could one ask for? If for some reason, people didn't like this - they could switch to the classic theme, giving the appearance of previous versions of Windows. Or just jump on the Internet and download one of the 1000s of themes for free download.
In OS the Dock is there with many good application for users to get started. Applications bundled with Mac OS is a lot better than the ones come with Win XP.
Mandrake wrote:How does this trash can make a GUI easier?
It's not just the Trash Can, but also many other methods from GUI (keyboard and mouse). So you don't need to move your hands out of the keyboard and mouse.
Mandrake wrote:From my main PC I have monitor cables, network cable, monitor [power] cables, keyboard and mouse cables, power cables and the speaker cables, there is no mess behind the back of my computer here.
Well, we can count the cables... it takes time to tie them up.
Let's not forget that Mac's built-in speakers, although not as good as externals, but are far better PCs back in early days.