Matthew Thomas on enduring Mac OS X’s quirks

Posted by Pierre Igot in: Macintosh
February 23rd, 2004 • 12:54 am

Matthew Thomas’ long piece on his “first 48 hours enduring Mac OS X“. It deals with lots of small issues, but the cumulative effect of all these small issues is indeed a reflection of the decline in quality control at Apple, especially with respect to GUI consistency and usability.

As Matthew says, the fact that “other current platforms, both Free and non-Free, continue to be even worse does not make this situation any more satisfying“. Mac OS X needs work, and Apple needs to devote more resources to this.

Contrary to Matthew, I do take pains to send bug reports to Apple on various issues. But I agree that it’s a bit of a waste of time, and that lots of the issues that I report on could and should have been isolated and solved in-house.

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