Pat Farrell wrote:Before this Mac, I used Ubuntu laptops. But from what I can see, Ubuntu is losing it, they are going all user-friendly. My next laptop will probably be some Linux distribution, but not Ubuntu.
Jesper de Jong wrote:There are some things that I found annoying, for example the lack of Home, End, Page Up and Page Down keys on the keyboard
weird and unnecessary keys like a paragraph-sign key (do people really need that so much that it warrants its own key?!).
Some obvious functions such as right-clicking a file and choose Cut or Copy so that you can Paste it somewhere else are missing.
I never found out how to easily move or copy files in the GUI
opening two windows side by side and dragging is cumbersome!
Ultimately it comes down to personal preference ...
Ernest Friedman-Hill wrote:What is a "paragraph sign key?" Maybe this is only on non-US keyboards?
what "paragraph sign key" is supposed to do?
Tim Moores wrote:...on German keyboards it's Shift-3.
Jesper de Jong wrote:
Ultimately it comes down to personal preference, there's no operating system that is clearly superior to the others.
Bear Bibeault wrote:
Jesper de Jong wrote: for example the lack of Home, End, Page Up and Page Down keys on the keyboard
My keyboard has these. I believe that they are not on the small-form keyboard by design (that's what makes it small) but they are on the full-sized keyboard. At least the US keyboard that I use.
Jesper de Jong wrote: Ubuntu is losing it because it is becoming too user-friendly? I don't understand your reasoning. What's wrong with being user-friendly? Is OS X less user-friendly and therefore better?