An old, yet still timely, case for using OS X

Tue, Aug 4, 2009


Check out this on-point article from Tumblr developer Marco Ament on why you should consider switching to OS X.  The article’s about a year and a half old, but the arguments still hold up today.

Mac software follows design principles that you rarely see in Windows:

  • Incredible attention to detail
  • Simple, clean interfaces
  • Justified, focused feature design (no “kitchen sink” apps)
  • Respect for the user’s time (no stealing focus, no unnecessary prompting)
  • Respect for the user’s intelligence (no “we’re protecting you from this choice”)
  • High quality (if it says it will do this and work this way, it will)

These principles are everywhere: from OS X itself and Apple’s other applications to the third-party shareware and freeware communities.

And that’s just the beginning.

You can scope out the full entry over here.



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