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From:strangedave
Date:February 10th, 2012 10:34 am (UTC)
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I wouldn't have thought X-Windows counted as an app itself. More the nasty thing that lurks beneath the surface of otherwise reasonable apps.
Hmmm... glancing at a few things on that list makes me grateful to be a Mac user, to be honest, some of them look a bit mediocre, especially evince.
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From:tcpip
Date:February 15th, 2012 02:25 am (UTC)
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Evince isn't as fancy as Adobe Reader, but it's light and fast which is what I need.
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From:strangedave
Date:February 15th, 2012 03:38 am (UTC)
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Oh, Adobe Reader is a bloated lump, filled with lots of features no one uses and some disastrous UI decisions. But comparing evince to my free reader options on OS X (Preview and Skim), both of which are fairly light and fast, it seems both feature lacking (no annotation features at all, limited export etc) and the UI seems a bit flabby (all that space at the top taken up by a few giant buttons).
Not that I'm saying it is dreadful or anything, just saying that I'm certainly not feeling that I am missing out by using OS X. I know the generalisation about Linux not generally having the same polish as regards UI is a lot of why I don't use it as my desktop OS (I use Linux for servers, though), but it is interesting to test that in detail.
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