I’m not a Mac fan, but I’m certainly not a Windows fan. Recently I installed an eMachine with a copy of Mac OS X86 to see what I like about it – sadly, it functions the same as Windows for me. There is no improvement, however there are some things I don’t like about it that I think should be improved.
- The dock bar below is too big. Given that I use barely any of the applications, it takes up too much of the screen. I don’t like hiding it. Unlike the taskbar in Windows, which has a clock, task bar icons, a Start button etc., the dock just shows applications and hidden windows. When I want to maximise a window, it doesn’t get to use the bottom of the screen.
- The window control buttons in the top left are fine where they are, but they are TOO SMALL.
- The windows have no borders which makes it difficult to tell where the edges are in some applications.
That’s actually all there is. Mac OS X is a beautiful Operating System that actually runs quite well on an Intel Celeron chipset eMachine. I can only imagine what a real Mac is like. It is quite intuitive to use, but for the price – a PC can do exactly the same thing.