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Oh, come on. Get with it...
Authored by: mingking on Dec 22, '02 09:03:48PM

I can understand some frustration in moving from old to new, but 'a step back'? Come on. There's plenty of the Classic stuff in OS X as well as plenty of advances. The fact that Apple has written an entirely new OS with a real future, plus it is 'mostly' the same as a Mac Classic is an admirable achievement and just the start of things to come. Try migrating from OS 9 to Windows XP. Now there's a paradigm shift.

You know, there are plenty of people that would *never* use a Mac just *because* it doesn't have a CLI. Apple needs to expand its customer base to be competitive and not get stuck in a bubble. They needed to make the changes they did, and they need to do it over time.

Now, you may not appreciate it, but a CLI can be immensely useful. It's just another tool at your disposal, like PhotoShop or whatever, and you can choose not to use it if you wish. But by denegrating it as 'backwards' just shows that you don't know how to use it, not that it isn't useful. I would highly recommend that you look into it - it may be able to help you too. Just think of it like learning any other application. Yes, it has a steep learning curve, but in the long run it is worth it. Or don't...

Over time more and more GUI things will happen in OS X. Apple's primary focus is in making their OS easier to use than 'the other dark meat'. But they also need to do things that make the platform viable for people other than the OS 9 installed base. OS X will just get better and better. That's great. The future looks very bright for OS X. But right now there are things I can do with it that could never be done on a Mac before because I have spent the time to learn how to use it. I suggest you stop whining and get cracking on learning some new stuff. Or don't...



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