Apple Gripes

  • QuickTime - The absolute slowest and worst program ever invented.  It took about twenty minutes for my PC to update to the latest version.  What's more, the software is so slow to load that it's comparable to some other programs that would be analyzing DNA molecules or predicting the stresses on aircraft components, but NOOOOO...  All it's doing is getting ready to play a video, something that Windows Media Player can do in one second flat.

  • There didn't used to be a right mouse button on the Mac.  Is this still the case?  If you can't figure out how to do something in Windows, try right-clicking it.  If you can't figure out how to do something on a Mac, you're out of luck.  P.S.  I just read that the Mac still only ships with a one-button mouse, and apparently I'm not the only one who considers this a drawback.

  • Do you still have to hold down the mouse button the whole time your looking through the Apple menu?  It sounds like a prescription for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome to me.

  • Have you seen that 'Hi, I'm and Mac and Hi, I'm a PC' ad where the PC guy is in therapy, and the shrink and the Mac guy are both telling him that it's not his fault nothing works right on a PC because all the hardware and software come from different vendors?  There might be some truth to that, but are they endorsing Monopoly?  By the way, half the software people run on their Macs comes from Adobe Systems, not Apple Computer.

  • If you read my first two Apple Gripes, you may have gotten the impression that I haven't used a Mac for years.  You'd be right, and I'm NOT proud of it.  In the last ten years, I've simply not worked for anyone who uses Macs, and I've only met two people who do.  So help me out; send me your Mac Gripes.  Or better still, send me your Macs!

  • It's Unix now.  I know that Macs never screw up, but if they ever do--it takes a Ph.D. to fix it.