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Vox Pop: What's your "Mac Whine?"

We've started a new feature over on MacBreak Weekly that I really hope becomes a regular thing: "_Mac Whines_!"

Yeah, sure, I'm an unapologetic Apple fanboy (I, mean duh), but some stuff about my Mac experience makes me crazy. Have you got a beef with your Mac or OS X you want to shout from the shiny counter of the "Genius" Bar? Yeah, me too.

I'll open with:

  • inexplicable iCal "snooze" options (per MBW 30 -- which, incidentally, may also be my favorite MacBreak Weekly to date)
  • near-hangs whenever a mounted network volume is no longer available
  • no way to (temporarily) enable password-free user switching
  • The Finder. The goddamned Finder.

What's your Mac Whine?

Michael Toy's picture

Two whines: 1) The mouse. ...

Two whines:

1) The mouse. Apple, design king, needs to get over themselves and ship an ergonomic 2 button mouse with a scroll wheel. This time, the other guy's got it right and Apple didn't.

2) Fix casual networking. Still requires too much smarts for two random people with their macs next to each other to trade data. My theory is that the USB flash drive makers are secretly paying Apple to keep them from fixing this because it creates a huge demand for a simple way to move a file across the room.




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