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Tuesday April 11th, 2000

I have decided to put my own head on the chopping block and weigh in on the Mozilla skins and native widgets debate. To read more, click "Full Article" below.

#68 re: Mac Users and Whiners

by tjspiel

Friday April 14th, 2000 8:02 AM

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Mac users are more likely to have chosen their platform because of the UI, so naturally they are going to be more upset when something doesn't conform to the Mac UI standards.

Call it whining or call it feedback, it's what Beta's and pre-releases are for. Linux users don't complain because they are used to, um... variety in their UI(s). Or to be more frank, Linux UI(s) haven't yet shone the level of refinement that commercial ones have. This is one reason Linux is not doing as well on the desktop as it is in the server room.

Also, this notion of being able to fix what you don't like is limited to a certain subset of developers of who have the time and the skills to do so. Most users have no interest in taking advantage of that option, and will just select whatever browser suits them. Wouldn't it by nice if that browser was Netscape?