If you make a big deal about pre order being available for a product on day X, and knowing full well there will be amazing demand, manage to fuck it up anyway, it's incredibly obnoxious. That's why people care, it's not a big deal, but it's stupid.
That's certainly part of it in the professional world.
I've logged way more hours (as a hobbyist) in GIMP than I have in photoshop. I still dislike it mostly for the window management (which i've heard is better or at least changeable recently, but I haven't had a reason to go check) but a lot of other things (eg the file saving process) strike me as clumsy.
On a non-UI note, I wish it'd use multiple cores the way Lightroom (and I presume photoshop) happily will.
from the looked-guilty-from-a-distance dept.
alphadogg writes "Terry Childs, the San Francisco network administrator who refused to hand over passwords to his boss, was found guilty of one felony count of denying computer services, a jury found Tuesday. Now, one of those jurors (Jason Chilton, juror #4) is speaking out in an interview with IDG News Service's Bob McMillan: 'The questions were, first, did the defendant know he caused a disruption or a denial of computer service. It was rather easy for us to answer, "Yes there was a denial of service." And that service was the ability to administer the routers and switches of the FiberWAN. That was the first aspect of it. The second aspect was the denial to an authorized user. And for us that's what we really had to spend the most time on, defining who an authorized user was. Because that wasn't one of the definitions given to us.'"
I would guess part of it is that some systems are modular, so changing connectors or storage means that the new iteration of your machine won't work with controller stations that it otherwise would, or vice versa. Also lots of new code additions to deal with USB or ethernet and so forth. It just isn't worth the cost when the current approach works.
"I know if some unauthorised person was in the office of the person in charge of computer security after hours pulling out their hard drive I'd want to know what they were doing as well, and if that is read as harrassment so be it."