OT PC Surgery
jsessoms002 at nc.rr.com
Thu Oct 29 01:22:10 EDT 2009
From: "William Robb"
> From: "P N Stenquist"
>> > The main advantage of a Mac these days is that there are far fewer
>> > viruses and spyware out there to haunt your computer. Macs still don't
>> > seem to be a target for the idiots. And most who use both platforms
>> > consider the Mac interface quite a bit less clumsy than a PC.
> Does mac offer a real two button mouse yet?
Every time I've asked that question, I've been told you can use any kind
of mouse you want with a Mac, as long as it's USB. I couldn't get it to
work on the school's Macs when I tried it though. Or at least I couldn't
get the right button to function. Maybe there's something you have to
set up that I couldn't access.
My personal experience though is the Mac interface is not as user
friendly as Windoze. And I am NOT a fan of Windoze by any means.
I started off with DOS, and came to Windoze by way of OS/2 - I think IBM
did a better job stealing Xerox's Alto GUI than either Micro$oft or Apple.
But, while IBM was a great technology company, their marketing SUX ...
although I think their anti-trust consent decree hampered them in the PC
market more than anything else. They hesitated too often and too long
for fear of running afoul of the Justice Department again.
More information about the PDML