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College and Exposť
Authored by: aranor on Oct 25, '03 12:40:38AM

At my college dorm, everybody else (except 1 person) is a PC user. Add to that the fact that I've had Panther for a while, and that leads to me impressing all my dormmates with Exposť and the power of Quartz Extreme.

I ended up doing this about 10 times, because every time somebody new visited the dorm, all my dormmates made me show it off to them. I'd open a ton of windows from a bunch of applications, maybe a quicktime movie or two, and then run Exposť in all it's forms, fast and slow, application, system, and desktop versions. It always impressed whomever I demoed it to and it was quite fun :-D



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College and Exposť
Authored by: eduo on Oct 25, '03 03:37:10AM

From what I've seen, it seems like Exposť might be the single most attention-grabbing of OSX to date (that and the fast-user switching). PC and Mac users alike are mesmerized by it. I've had PC friends say that this has convinced them.

That last bit is funny, because for most PC users Exposť is difficult to understand, as they usually use their applications in maximized mode all the time and "Drag and drop" sounds to them like they need to install software or something, as it's not even used in Windows Explorer (their Finder-like File management program), where they use the bizarre right-click to copy, move or delete files (color me anal, if you will, but I don't trust "cutting" and "pasting" files in the least trustworthy or intuitive).

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College and Exposť
Authored by: aranor on Oct 26, '03 01:02:08AM

Erm, you DO know that in OS X you can copy and paste files in the Finder to duplicate them, right?



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College and Exposť
Authored by: Mikey-San on Oct 26, '03 01:46:45AM

Right, but what he's saying is that "drag and drop" is a foreign concept to a LOT of the consumer-level computer world.

It's obvious, second-nature stuff to most Mac users, I'd say, and perhaps it's taken for granted sometimes. ;-)



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College and Exposť
Authored by: omnivector on Oct 27, '03 07:37:46AM

good god it is overlooked everywhere else.

that's one of the things that drives me bonkers about kde and gnome in linux is they both have such *poor* drag/drop support.

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College and Exposť
Authored by: cparker on Oct 27, '03 05:28:51PM

Erm... Windows Explorer does have drag and drop, thats all I do being a mac user forced on a ms platform... i believe it has since 98...



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College and Exposť
Authored by: elmimmo on Nov 04, '03 02:29:10PM

Yeah, either in 98 or something like Windows 3.0. Gosh... They called Windows a Mac OS rip off for a reason, you know...



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