Originally Posted by maytrix
Personally, I just don't find any of the Apple apps worthwhile for myself. And I did own a Mac mini - I just don't like to do things the Apple way
I'm currently running Adobe Lightroom, Chrome and Utorrent and watching a video on VLC.
on my PC I have... hmmm Adobe Photoshop, VLC and google
I find the argument about apple apps pretty funny
. Macs actually come with some very useful apps, unlike windows. And for a little money
apps like iMovie are actually quite good. Way better IMO that MS's offerings.
As far as the 'apple way' again I find that Windows is incredibly rigid. on windows, pretty much anything you do can only be done one way and it's RARELY intuitive.
For example, Let's eject a USB thumb drive.
ummmm..... there's the drive in Windows explorer, maybe one of the menu's has an eject? nope. Right click? Nope Drag the drive icon? nope. you go to the bottom right and click a little green icon that's totally meaningless.
Let's contrast that with a mac:
in the finder, there's a little eject icon right next to the drive.
if you select the drive on the desktop
(or finder) and drag, the trash icon changes to eject.
you can right click it and get an eject option.
you can control click it and eject it.
File menu -> eject
oh and lookie right there it tells you the keyboard shortcut command-e so you can use arrow keys and eject it without a working mouse.
On windows, repeat that minor frustration 100x a day with EVERYTHING you try and do.
I am really glad to hear that Windows 8 will be easy and 'just as good' as a 2 year old iPad
. gimme a break. Windows was cheaper than Lisa, but they've been following Apple's lead since forever.
And FWIW, Apple earns more on iPhone
than Microsoft makes on EVERYTHING they make combined. It's pretty funny
that some people think that Macs are still a 'niche'
The war is over and frankly Linux
won. but Apple was at least smart enough to see it coming.