Didn't bother logging in, but I wanted to watch the responses, if any.
*Dreadfully slow graph rendering in Excel 2007 if you do anything other than default axis settings. (On operations that are instantaneous in 2003)
*After 2 decades, you'd think they'd figure out that if a "-" is followed by unparsable text, it is "text" and not a "formula". They could, you know, use the same algorithm they already use for all other cell input to determine this.
*A real clipboard behavior for simple copy/paste in Excel. Again, you'd think they'd figure out how to keep one copy of something in a buffer while you edit something else. Clarisworks 2.0 from 1990 does this correctly. It's the only program I know that doesn't have this most basic of features.
*get rid of the stupid window-in-a-window scheme they had since windows 3.1 (or earlier?). It never made sense to me and makes working with multiple programs a bitch.
Always thought "jelly" is fruit with pectin as a solidifying agent. If it has gelatin, then it had various names.
Well, if Apple "won",
We would be running some horribly beefed-up version of the M68000. I would consider that an improvement over the abortion that is the x86.
We would also be running some beefed-up version of SCSI rather than the kludged upon kludged upon kludged descendant of IDE. I think this would also have been an improvement.
We would be using some beefed-up descendant of ADB, rather than USB. This one is not so good.
We would have had decent multi-monitor support about a decade earlier. Good.
One button mouse would still be default. Multi-button mice would exist but there would be no standard on the 2nd+ buttons. Bad.
We would be allowed to use < > / \ in our file names, or at least have sane folder delimiters in or file paths. Good.
We wouldn't be stuck with anachronisms like drive letters. Good.
We would have real aliases/symlinks rather than the kludge that is the shortcut. Good.
We wouldn't have control characters commandeered for application shortcuts. Good.
As much as I like Apple gear, I think the ideal market share/influence for them is about 20%. Any greater than that, and they start pulling stuff like they're doing now in the portable devices market. They work best when they are kept the underdog; not powerful enough to impose their power trips on anyone else, but not so powerless that they disappear and fail to push the rest of the market.