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Comment: Re:You do'n't have to suffer with the touchpad (Score 1) 78 78

without taking my fingers off the keyboard.

And I haven't been able to fly on any planet with a gravity.

If you put a caveat like "without taking my fingers off the keyboard", of course you can claim "victory". But, with a Keyboard Clit, you still have to take at least one hand out of the "typing position" to use the Clit; so it is just as "disruptive" to touch-typing as a Trackpad.

Comment: Re:touchpad (Score 1) 78 78

I'm on a Macbook right now and the touchpad sucks.

Then you just plain don't like touchpads; because Apple is nearly universally-recognized as having the best Trackpad, by a very large margin.

So, you can do one of two things:

1. Get an external mouse. Done.

2. Use the most-excellent Keyboard Shortcuts built into OS X (and then you don't even have to remove your fingers from the keyboard!). Look at this list, and this list. If you can't find sufficient abilities in those two lists, you are truly unique in your text-manipulation requirements.

Comment: Re:Evidence? (Score 1) 302 302

Anyone with eyesight can tell you're full of shit and that Apple copied Microsoft.

BTW, all of the pictures are actual screenshots, none of them are fake, so you've just stuck your foot down your own throat.

Anyhow, again you fail. Have a nice day :)

Actual Screenshots... But of what? Somebody's CONCEPT of what it MIGHT have looked like?

Show me the actual site that these came from; because I think even you would agree that they sure don't look like the screenshots on the Apple site, which are easily verified.

So, "source" for those pics, or STFU.

Comment: Re:Evidence? (Score 1) 302 302

Here is something that is going to make you feel even more stupid than you already are.

Apple Mac OS X flat style ripoff comparison

I don't know where you got that BOGUS screenshot; but OS X looks NOTHING like that picture. Here is the current version of OS X, "Yosemite" (10.10) and the soon-to-be-released "El Capitan" (10.11).

Although it is certainly "flatter" than it used to be, as you can plainly see, it looks NOTHING like those horrid, fugly, trumped-up pictures you linked. In fact, if you scroll down on the "Yosemite" Page I linked to the point where it says "More elegant, from A to Z", you will see how the Finder window ALLEGEDGLY depicted in the ALLEGED 10.10 Screenshot you linked REALLY looks.

Liar.

Now who's feeling stupid?

Comment: Re:Win7 is likely to be my last Windows (Score 1) 302 302

LOL, an Apple shill refers to an Apple shill site.

Here's the real info

91.06% to Windows. I know you want to believe that your shit choice in OS is popular and that people like it, but they don't. Sorry to shatter your delusion.

Look: I work in and Admin Windows all day at work. I develop Windows Application software for a living., yadda, yadda. I KNOW the Difference.

Every day, and in every way, I am reminded about how much more well thought out and just plain more pleasant to use OS X is over any version of Windows that I have had the displeasure to use (3.10 to 8, and NT 3.51 to Server 2014). Windows 7 (which I have on my work laptop), is only JUST tolerable, and the way they are going these days...

Comment: Re:Win7 is likely to be my last Windows (Score 1) 302 302

Switcher, which your own link says was only released in beta in 1985, was not a virtual desktop, it was a very simple task switcher. It was inferior to DESQview which was a true multitasker and was actually released in 1985. DESQview was the successor to Desq, a task switcher for MS-DOS that was released in 1984, an entire year before Apple even had a beta of Switcher.

And I wrote a task switcher for my Apple ][ in 1980; so what?

Comment: Re:Win7 is likely to be my last Windows (Score 1) 302 302

Windows had virtual desktops long before Mac OS. Back on Windows 95 I remember it supporting a hardware accelerated, scrolling virtual desktop. Also the virtual desktop PowerToy was around for years before OS X even existed.

And the Macintosh had "Switcher" in January, 1985, before Billy-Bob had even debuted version 1.0 of his Windows OS.

Comment: Re:Win7 is likely to be my last Windows (Score 1) 302 302

LOL Mac can't even do 3D cube animation for changing virtual desktop and it only supports up to 16 virtual desktops. It really is a piece of shit compared to Dexpot.

First off, they already went through the 3D cube animation bit for Fast User Switching, back in 2003, in the 10.3 (Panther) days, even before the Intel switch. Check it out starting at 36:40 in this Keynote from 2003.

And as far as the 16 Spaces limit, that was in the first version, back in OS X 10.5 (Leopard). The latest version, about to be released in OS X 10.11 (El Capitan), is apparently only limited by available resources. However, Dexpot appears to only support 20 Desktops, period.

Comment: Re: Wow gorgeous (Score 1) 302 302

I don't know OSX and have no opinion on the matter, but Ctrl-F7 before tab can navigate between input fields seems weird. Why not have those commonly used keyboard shortcuts 'just work' without particular difficulty.

Ctrl-F7 ("Full Keyboard Access") is part of the "Accessibility" Features in OS X. Normally, you can just TAB between Text Input Fields in Dialogs in OS X; but Ctrl-F7 enables a BUNCH (more) Keyboard Commands in OS X that can be used for UI Navigation, and was mentioned in an internet posting I found regarding how to navigate the OS X Login screen without requiring a Mouse.

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