stoopkid13 wrote:I keep hearing the whole "easy to use" thing, but it's not like Windows is that complicated (although one of the pros is that you can make Windows complicated if you want). I mean, in terms of your day to day use--browsing, word processing--I don't see a significant difference. Is Microsoft Word that much easier to use on a Mac than a PC? Or Chrome (or Safari I guess)? What is it that's easier?
It's a lot of little things. Like how there's only one click on the mouse pad, only one backspace, how everything is drag and drop, and you're (supposed) to swipe through windows using two or three fingers. Yes, you can use other things if you know how to use CTRL + Click or two finger click, but I'd reckon that's a surprisingly small percentage that actually knows how to right click or forward delete on a Mac. But when you're used to Windows and having more functionality with the GUIs, it's frustrating to not be able to manipulate the screens the way I want and swap between them. Instead when I'm doing big research projects I have to do this stacking of windows and swipe with three fingers to find the other tab, instead of just doing a half window here, half window there, and using the pane at the bottom to go to ones layered below on occasion. I'd also say the "easy to use" factor comes in handy for basic users who don't know to download Final Cut Pro X and just want their software spoonfed to them, a la Apple iMovie and all of the other iLife programs. Plus, it's easy to use because I'm assuming just about everyone has an iPhone and trying to function with non-Apple products and an Apple product is deliberately difficult.