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  • I just have to say that I hate, and I mean absolutely, positively, cannot stand using a two button trackpad on a laptop. On a mouse, I can't live without the multibuttons, however, on a laptop totally different story. I think a lot of this comes from how they are both used. On a mouse, I have two fingers constantly at the ready hovering over both buttons. It's second nature to want to use them both. However, on the laptop, I have one thumb hovering over the button. When I use a laptop other than a Mac I basically just pop up a context sensitive menu everytime I try to click on an item and nothing ticks me off more than that. So, Apple whatever you do, never switch to a two button trackpad. I'll still buy Mac's, but I'll complain everytime I use it.
    Chris had this to say on Jan 31, 2006 Posts: 5
    Apple's One Button MacBook Pro Mistake
  • I love the idea of having an application like the "Animator" app you described added to the iLife suite. Something that allows novices such as myself to experiment with creating short animations, but is as easy to use as Garage Band would be great. If anyone knows of something similar out there floating around in the Ether now (either open source or low cost) please let me know--I would love to experiment a bit. Cheers
    Chris had this to say on Aug 01, 2005 Posts: 5
    What's Next In The iLife Suite?
  • My gripe with Tiger is the .Mac syncing. Before Tiger was released, so much was being said of how .Mac was being integrated into the OS and now synching would be seamless. Well, ever since I upgraded to Tiger, I've received nothing but errors every time I've tried to sync my .Mac account with my home machine. All I can say is that my membership will be coming due here soon and I may just skip it and "roll my own" .Mac services instead if they don't get this syncing problem fixed. And that's saying quite a bit considering that I just wrote a very nice review of .Mac about 6 months prior.
    Chris had this to say on Jun 01, 2005 Posts: 5
    Apple Fix Tiger: Waiting for 10.4.2
  • In my opinion Apple released their most important OS to date back in August of 2002. It was at this time that Apple released what was their first true fully-functional version of OS X. That release was version 10.2, or the Jaguar version, as it was more commonly known. There are many reasons why I've chosen OS X, and that specific version in particular, to be the most important Macintosh operating system to date, but to sum them all up in a very overused former Apple marketing slogan--and a mantra recently assimilated into the Microsoft corporate culture--"It just works". Now, I know that other renditions of Macintosh's venerable operating system probably had more influence--after all, without the early Macintosh computer, Windows could still be command line driven today--however, one could also argue that these OS's were ahead of the game, merely ushering in the inevitable computing future. But, ohhhh, OS X in all your beautiful glory and Unix underpinings, how great you are for both neophytes and hackers alike, not to mention all those business profressionals, scientists, engineers, ... The real reason I name OS X the most important system that Apple has ever released is because they nailed everything for every user. For business users (arguably the majority of computer users) you had all the office applications you needed, from MS Office to QuickBooks. Not to mention it was finally easier to put a Mac up on a Windows-based network than it was to put a Windows machine on it. For hackers and computer scientists, OS X had all the power of Unix as well as its Open Source compadres. For scientists and academics OS X combined both of the aforementioned qualities to form a computer on which a researcher could do their research and actually write up the results on one PC. For families you could now keep all your home movies, pictures, journals, everything in one place and it made it fun to do so. The real power in OS X was that no longer would anyone need multiple computer--for the first time ever you could do everything on one machine. It was in August of 2002 when I realized this for myself. For the first time ever I could get rid of my multiple operating systems. No more Windows for Office and Linux for programming. From that moment I was finally able to do everything in one place. And not only did Apple finally make the one machine to do everything, but they made doing everything fun. Everything I do on my Mac is entertaining, while everything I do on Windows is work--or at least that's how it always feels. So, OS X gets my vote because it is the be all...end all, the alpha and the omega, its everything in one and its also fun to boot. OS X has everything necessary to satisfy every computer user and it does so in a way that just makes you smile.
    Chris had this to say on Apr 26, 2005 Posts: 5
    The Great Tiger Giveaway
  • I just had one comment on the quote from Ted Allrich of The Online Investor. While its true that a stock split does not have a direct effect on current shareholders; it does, in fact, have a definite indirect effect on the value of each shareholder's stock. Specifically, by splitting the stock the company is in effect signaling to the market the company's confidence in its current financial strength and of the strength of its financial position in the future. Next, by splitting the stock, and thus reducing the barrier to entry (ehorbitant stock price) for new investors, more demand will be created in the market for a piece of the company. In conclusion, both of these side-effects of a stock split should help boost the overall value of the current shareholders claim in the company.
    Chris had this to say on Feb 15, 2005 Posts: 5
    iPod Sales Drive Stock Split