It’s funny, these days people are extremely pleased about the products from Apple. I’m absolutely happy with the usability of the iPhone, I like my iPod and I’m still asking Michael Seifert(our CEO) if I can get the first Sitecore Macbook Air ;). Enough commercials. I’m a fanatic Microsoft user. Most likely you are as well. Sometimes I like it, although I’ve got my doubt about usability and release management. We’ve seen enough of that with the .NET 3.5 SP1 release.
But why for god’s sake, can’t Apple manage it to make iTunes a usable application on Windows? It’s crazy. A company so much focused on usability creates a slow unusable application with a huge memory footprint. Porting your application settings from your previous installation to a new one is a hell. And than the installer. Everyone who has to install Quicktime, iTunes or Safari is used to it:
My god, 77.25 MB’s? And now only 31.80 MB? I lost clue. Even more annoying: A while ago I decided not to install Safari. Wrong, total mistake. You get triggered all the time(sometimes on a daily base) if you want to install this browser. NO!! Ask me only once, don’t be Googlish(you know with their ugly toolbar in every open source installation).
Finally after the installation above, I received the following message:
So, Apple, who’s always critical about Windows, can’t even create an installer which doesn’t have to restart? Although I have to give them one credit… my iPod survived a trip in the washing machine :). Sorry for my dirt, but it seems like commercial companies of this size can’t score a positive figures on all sides. And, that’s even worst, this is nothing new, they don’t seem to care, otherwise it was fixed long ago.
Updated: thank you commenter for updating my spelling, I always welcome people to let me learn from my mistake. Unfortunately my commenter is the kind of person who accesses a public computer and doesn’t use his real email. So I’m unable to thank him. Sorry!