Re: I can't beleive this
On 1999-03-10 14:43, mike shupp wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Mar 1999, Allan M. Wind wrote:
> > Most UNIX programs don't have interactive or context sensitive help,
> > which IMHO is a good thing - unless it takes 10s to appear. I think
> > it's kinda primitive that one has to have...
> > grep -i sb /usr/src/linux/Documentation/sound/|xargs less
> > in order to figure out how I get my sound blaster to make
> > noise.
> > I don't think your average user will like this any time soon - and
> > that's why they are still using Windows.
> Well yes, but poking around in RegEdit to persuade Windows that you
> really want to see Wordpad pop up to view some obscure file format
> rather than Notepad is also a royal pain.
Let there be no doubt that I think windows sucks. It's slow, crashes
and now the bs with win98 dialing home and telling ms what's installed
on your disk (accident just like in win95 - sure).
I still think that there is a leason to be learned.
> People put up with Windows because it *almost* does what they want
> rather than because they actually love each and every aspect of the
> operating system, is my impression.
So, maybe we need to incorporate those things that make ppl. happy?
> It seems to take a lot of knowledge and time spent tweaking and many
> many optional software purchases to make it truly "intuitive" to a
> user-- and once you've patted yourself on the back for becoming a
> Windows 3.1 "power user" Microsoft comes along and drops Win95 on
> you, and then Win98, and and Win NT and promises Win 2000... Is
> this really Ease Of Use?
That's how corporations make money. Per definition when you bring out
a new product something will change. Change in itself does not
nessecarily imply degrade in "ease of use". Which do you think is
more easy to use task manager of explorer?
Do I like the massive upgrade cycle? No, but the hardware manufactors
are doing the same thing. Try imagine how much it takes to keep, say,
10 or 15 different computers running (win95)?
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