"consistent scientific HIG again" . . . "scientific" . . . is not a word
I would use about galloping subjectivity.
"a bit on the obsessive control, hard-on-the-eye schemes, and planned
obsolescence" Yes, these are disgusting.
Not convinced about "hard-on-the-eye schemes" as they seem to be all
over the place.
I have a 20 year old Pentium running Xubuntu Linux 18.04 merrily
chuntering away in my school.
That machine could not cope with Windows XP, and, needless-to-say, it is
a non-Macintosh machine.
So, as far as planned obsolescence goes I honestly don't see much
difference between Apple
and Microsoft there beyond the fact that Apple have tied their OS to
their machines which means they
really have got your arm round your back if you want their OS.
My remarks as to Windows being shoddy was in respect of its
vulnerability to attack and viruses.
What i fail to understand is why there has not been a greater adoption
of desktop versions
of Linux, as most Linux versions offer 32-bit versions, PPC versions and
all sorts of possibilities that
probably go beyond most people's conception of obsolescence.
On 16.04.19 10:03, Curry Kenworthy via use-livecode wrote:
> The frightening thing about this is that Microsoft produce a
> fairly shoddy product, and as Linux has signally failed to
> displace Microsoft from world dominator, it will become
> ever worse and shoddier without any healthy competition.
So the only scary thing about Apple doing something potentially
problematic is merely that it might make someone with shaky faith
consider Microsoft? That seems to overlook the tiny step of
considering the potentially problematic thing itself!
The Apple evangelism "cult" included memes using blackhat PR tricks
and cognitive hacks. It's too fun to resist - go ahead and try the
shoe on the other foot for once:
"Ah, having trouble with your Mac again? Yeah, that's what I love
about Windows - everything just works!" :D
Which is very often true in either direction, depending on the
particular trouble being experienced. In reality each OS has its
annoyances. Personally I have no dog in the race - I started with
Mac-first dev because of their excellent HIG research and principles
which they would later abandon. Then switched to Win-first dev when
Apple fled that previous research for a more "lickable" look, causing
Windows UI to became more efficient and user-friendly for my own
If Apple were to embrace consistent scientific HIG again and let up a
bit on the obsessive control, hard-on-the-eye schemes, and planned
obsolescence, I'd be tempted to go back to Mac-first. I use both
Operating Systems and find an equal amount of enjoyment in providing
solutions for both!
BTW, I've already seen an LC app undergo notarization successfully, so
not to worry; there will be a system in place for this particular
hurdle just as with everything else.
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