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Comments on OSX and an iBook from the Perspective of a
control key versus command key
Die Hard Windows and Unix User
There is no question that I would be the hardest type
of user for Apple to convince to switch
(www.apple.com/switch/) and yet even I am considering
it. Seriously considering it. I just bought
Gretchen, my business partner, a brand new iBook and
have spent the past few days monopolizing it (thanks
Gretchen for letting me!). This document lays out my
thoughts and experiences.
Im a fairly technical guy. I program in multiple
languages, know how to administer NT, Exchange and
Linux boxes. Ive also run software companies, served
as VP of Engineering in an Internet company, sold a
software company and am currently finishing
development of a new software product. All of that,
except for the *nix stuff, was done on Intel hardware
running Microsoft DOS => Windows 3.x => Windows 95 =>
Windows NT => Windows 2000.
Why Im Considering the Switch
Comments from a PC Users Perspective
Please note that I suspect that each and every one of
these things is fixable at some level of hacking. I
also suspect that I will get a number of emails
telling me how silly I am to not know this already.
Thats ok -- just writing this document is helping me
make the switch decision (and I think my next laptop
will be an OS X box).
Keyboard Movement and Keyboard Functions
Id say the first thing that is currently driving me
NUTS is how keyboard movement works on OS X (I have no
idea on OS 9 and nor do I care to). Here are my
expectations as a PC user on how keyboard movement and
keyboard functions should work:
The delete key isnt delete -- its backspace (at
least in AppleWorks). Delete pulls text forward, not
backward. Yes I know that this is how a Mac works --
and I dont care.
Keyboard movement such as jump by word is HIGHLY
inconsistent. For example, in DreamWeaver,
Command+Right Arrow moves by word. In AppleWorks it
jumps to the end of the line or beginning of the line.
This drives me freaking nuts!
No keyboard access to menus.
If I was Apple, I would implement a keyboard option
Make Keyboard Work like Windows that implemented the
Its really inappropriate for Apple to give me an
advertisement for buying an enhanced version of
QuickTime when its installed by default on the Dock.
That just feels wrong.
hwo do i minimize every single window with 1 click.
On windows its the > < icon
How do I have the equivalent of ALT+TAB which goes
between windows not processes
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