OT: Favorable press on the Mac OS X Dock (was Re: [Mac OS X TeX] alpha X piccies)

William Adams wadams at atlis.com
Tue Jan 29 11:36:42 EST 2002

JG said:
>And Alpha's status bar can be torn away as a palette, too.

OIC. The previous discussion didn't seem to indicate that, and I'm
puzzled by the turn the discussion had taken before I'd joined it.

>It's not
>particularly elegant about it, but it's been able to do it since late
>in the Eisenhower administration.

Uh, Eisenhower was in office from 1953--61....

I then said:
>>Overall the Dock has been quite well-received,

to which JG replied:
>We evidently run in /very/ different circles. I don't know anybody
>who likes it and many who decidedly do not.

How 'bout having read of anyone liking the Dock?

``If you are a connoisseur of all things Mac OS X,
  you may also agree with my belief that the Dock
  is one of the crowning achievements of OS X.''
>from http://www.macobserver.com/editorial/2002/01/02.1.shtml

``My personal view on this one is that yes it does indeed justify
  It can change the way wework, and for the better...
>from http://www.macobserver.com/tips/hotcocoa/2001/20010608.shtml

``In terms of versatility the dock can bend and stretch more than
  Mr. Fantastic. ...as I became more attuned to the
  workings of OS X I’ve found that it can be quite handy to see all of
  your in use applications and being able to switch between them in one
  glance of the screen.''
>from http://www.macosplanet.com/mospxspecial.shtml

``Another addition to the desktop is the visually stunning
  Dock, where open applications and documents will collapse
  and reside. Though a bit distracting and obtrusive, the
  interactivity of the Dock gives the design a bit of
  personality. ''
>from http://www.usatoday.com/life/cyber/tech/review/crh733.htm


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