* Posts by Goose Maloney

4 posts • joined 17 Oct 2007

Apple forbids Windows users from installing Safari for Windows

Goose Maloney

EULA nonsense

To be honest, I wouldn't be surprised if huge wads of legalise found in most EULAs these days, wasn't enforceable in the courts. It just seems like a means by which companies bully their end users into complying with whatever ludicrous usage rules they want, relying on nobody to go ahead with a test case.

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OSI gives nod to Microsoft shared source licences

Goose Maloney

Empty gesture

Interesting, I look forward to seeing lots of Microsoft applications released under these licenses. It would be a little cynical of me to believe it's nothing more than an attempt to sneak Microsoft branding into an area that it's traditionally not been associated with.

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Apple to roll out Mac OS X 10.5 next week

Goose Maloney

Re: this is why designers loathe programmers

True Josh it probably won't, but you've missed the point entirely. If spotlight is a tool to search for your files, why is it so unreasonable to expect it to be able to tell you where they are at a glance?

@Evil Graham

Yeah and god forbid she's not sure which dfsc_00001.jpg file it is, but knows she's saved it in a folder called Benidorm. It's all well and good making tools that are simple to use until they sacrifice features that might be useful to anyone above 'granny' level, especially when one does not detract from the other. Simplicity and power do not have to be mutually exclusive.

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Goose Maloney

Anti-Climax

Seriously, I'm finding it really hard to see anything in Leopard that's remotely interesting. It's the usual collection of eye-candy and "features" which are nothing more than rehashes of existing features, prettified so granny can use it.

"Does your desktop get cluttered?"

No, coz I use this neat little feature called directories. Yeah I know that's like sooooo 2006 man.

"Browse your files like you browse your music..."

Thanks, but I'd rather browse them like files, however since you mention it I'd really like to be able format my hard disk like I play the banjo.

"Combine Cover Flow with Spotlight and you’ve got one amazingly powerful search tool."

You mean maybe one that can tell me in one easy step where the actual file is? Or should I stick with locate?

"Browse, play, view, and page through your files. Without opening them"

Bugger me, you mean quick look doesn't even open the files? Somehow it just knows??

Moving on, nothing to see here.

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