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Comment: Re:Not buying an air again. (Score 1) 224

by Tarmas (#44378327) Attached to: 13-Inch Haswell-Powered MacBook Air With PCIe SSD Tested
I really hope they keep the non-Retina MacBook Pro in their line-up and upgrade it to Haswell. There's a chance, because from what I've read, they're pretty popular in the education market. Right now, apart from the Mac mini, it's the only user-serviceable computer in Apple's line-up, with easy RAM and disk upgrades. And yes, some of us actually need that Ethernet port and a DVD-ROM drive!

Comment: Re:You and me both (Score 0) 965

by Tarmas (#43168295) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Mac To Linux Return Flow?

Oh quit the whining already!

Get Windows 8, install ClassicShell from http://www.classicshell.net/ and you're set. You've got your Start button back along with the menu and you log in straight to the desktop instead of the Metro interface. From now on it works just like Windows 7.

And about moving options around, just how often do you really change those? If all you do all day is change your prefs, then yes - Windows 8 is not for you. If OTOH you just configure the OS once and forget about it, than finding the settings is not such a big issue, even if they are moved to some other place.

Comment: Re:Tabs on top still broken (Score 2) 282

by Tarmas (#36518570) Attached to: Mozilla Ships Firefox 5, Meets Rapid-Release Plan

The only things that belong in the title bar are the close button, the dock button, and the zoom to max content size button on the left, the window title in the middle, and the toolbar button on the right.

Are you some kind of an Apple HIG fanboy? Is this a sub-cult of the Apple cult of some sort? The way Chrome does tabs halfway in the title bar makes perfect sense. This approach leaves more screen real estate for the content, while retaining the ability to grab the top of the window to move it around. Besides, Apple breaks it's own HIG quite often. iTunes, Mac App Store - those are the main culprits in the current version of OS X. And God forbid you from using the Address Book in Lion.

Always try to do things in chronological order; it's less confusing that way.

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