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Is Apple Pushing Away Professionals? 556

Posted by Soulskill
from the nobody-works-in-a-post-pc-world dept.
Barence writes "Is Apple turning its back on professional users to focus on consumers? That's the argument in this article, which claims Apple is alienating the creative professionals who have supported the company for 20 years or more. Fury over the dumbing down of Final Cut Pro, Apple's refusal to sell non-glossy screens and poor value hardware is fueling anger from professional Mac users. 'People will get hacked off. I'm only Apple because I want the OS, but if I could come up with a 'Hackintosh' with OS X, I'd be so happy,' claims one audio professional."
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Is Apple Pushing Away Professionals?

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  • by vux984 (928602) on Saturday October 15, 2011 @04:47PM (#37726286)

    so the target size is effectively infinite. No bad UI about that.

    That would be true if the menu bar were the target. But typically we target menu ITEMS.

    It also fails to account for the fact that AFTER we use a menu item, we tend to want to put the cursor somewhere in the application window we were using... which if on a different monitor in a 2 large monitor system is a small target a VERY long way away. And we wouldn't have to make that trip if we hadn't had to go up to the menu bar.

    Trying to suggest suggest the OSX menu bar is a good application of interface design using fitte's law in a multi-monitor setup is like concluding the best place to put the ketchup on a large picnic table would be at the bottom of a steep slide attached to the picnic table that ends in a brick wall.

    Anyone who wants the ketchup can just run down the slid at full tilt into the brick wall... its pure genius.

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