"Windows coders" (whatever that means) are basically a tad stupid and incompetent, while "Apple coders" (whatever that means) are superior beings who magically just know
how to do elegant and intuitive things right.
Since we're sharing anecdotes
, I'll share a few of my own.
I remember using the calendar app on my gf's mac a few years ago. I
felt severely limited. It was also slow and ugly (to me
... obviously... others might feel differently).
I was so happy to get my Outlook 2003 back. So flexible and powerful, speedy and relatively light on resources (yup... and I'm well over 1 GB pf data). Not perfect, of course.
There's one application I really dislike but which I need to keep because I own an ipod Touch (which I like, btw) : iTunes. It's slooooow (semi-objective statement). It's heavy (semi-objective statement). It does a million things (objective statement... heck : I can install apps using itunes, buy stuff on the web, browse, etc.). I have to image my whole C: drive everytime I update the monster in fear that it'll break something (it does almost everytime, believe it or not). And yet... it's from Apple, king/queen of elegance and intuitiveness (according to marketing and forum posts here and there). Frankly I
don't like it... Your opinion may vary.
Don't get me started on intuitiveness and elegance in general
. Hard to define buzzwords. You see, I find my coffee cup elegant, but you might not. And my girl friend certainly doesn't either. And, you know what, while I
find her quite elegant, I wouldn't drink in her cup either...
Absolutely no pun intended. Please.
The grass is always grayer on the other side.