黑豹的锡拉库扎

John Siracusa已经回顾了Mac OS X的每个主要版本,包括公共测试版,对于Ars Technica他的评论详尽,准确,富有洞察力,以及他的评论review of Panther没有什么不同。

什么Siracusa做得很好 - 年复一年,每次审查 - 是检查几乎所有最着名的最新版本他写了关于应该写什么的好事和坏事有很多次对任何性质的评论,人们都会感觉到评论者正在遵循一个公式:花费前三分之二的评论说什么是好的,然后撒上几个负面点,使它看起来“平衡”。

毫无疑问,Mac OS X 10.3非常好System-wide performance is better; the user-interface感觉faster; Exposé and Fast User Switching are cooluseful; Open and Save dialogs have been reworked from scratch and are no longer horriblePanther最高级的列表很长,Siracusa涵盖了所有这些。

然而,同样无可争辩的是Mac OS X并不完美它的一些缺陷是不可原谅的,特别是那些明显来自旧Mac OS的回归。

无论出于何种原因,都有一部分Mac用户教条地坚持认为这两点是相互排斥的 - 如果Mac OS X非常出色,那么它就没有严重的缺陷如果Mac OS X已经成为比旧Mac OS更好的系统,那么它必须更好每一个方面。

当然,这是无稽之谈这两点并不相互排斥而且,毫不奇怪,Panther的大量缺陷与Finder有关。

或者也许这个令人惊讶的是,鉴于Panther的Finder在今年WWDC的Panther揭幕仪式上被史蒂夫乔布斯称为全新的锡拉库扎正确地调用它

在Panther中,Finder并没有从根本上改变"But wait!" you
say, "What about the brushed metal, and that sidebar?  It's <a
href="http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/finder/">a whole new
Finder</a>!"  Sadly, that is not the caseAlthough the appearance has
changed in somewhat dramatic fashion (depending on how you feel about
the brushed metal look), the user interface of the Mac OS X Finder is
essentially unchangedAs you may already know, I consider this <a
href="http://arstechnica.com/apple/2003/04/finder/"> a bad
thing</a>But before we get into all that, let's look at what has
changed.

Siracusa对Panther Finder的报道纯粹是天才,整个事情都是由这个精悍的介绍性段落完美搭建的这一段值得逐件审查:

在Panther中,Finder并没有从根本上改变。

Siracusa以一个清脆的针刺开始,打破了Apple / Jobs旋转,Panther Finder是全新的没有大张旗鼓,没有幸灾乐祸,没有大惊小怪。

"But wait!" you say, "What about the brushed metal, and that sidebar? 
It's <a href="http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/finder/">a whole new
Finder</a>!"  Sadly, that is not the case.

鉴于那么多人都有Finder的印象具有从根本上改变了,锡拉库扎承认错误观念。

Although the appearance has changed in somewhat dramatic fashion
(depending on how you feel about the brushed metal look), the user
interface of the Mac OS X Finder is essentially unchanged.

Knowing that many readers are already off balance, having expected an overview of a brand-new “user centric” Finder, Siracusa summarizes in one sentence how this “brand new Finder” misconception has taken hold: The Finder does新的,但拉丝金属窗,从字面上看,只有皮肤深。

As you may already know, I consider this <a
href="http://arstechnica.com/apple/2003/04/finder/"> a bad
thing</a>.

Here, Siracusa offers full disclosure: He’s already stated the Panther Finder “has not fundamentally changed”; and for three years, he’s been arguing that the Mac OS X Finder is a poor implementation of a flawed designSo, before he even gets into it, he’s acknowledging that he knows that we know that his remarks about the Finder are not going to be pretty他在说,看,我欢迎你带着我不得不说的关于Panther Finder的一点点盐听我说

But before we get into all that, let's look at what has
changed.

而且,在这里,天才Siracusa的10.3 Finder报道涵盖了三页,他组织它的顺序是完美的首先,有什么新东西:金属主题,补充工具栏,三年中断后系统7标签的返回,以及每个窗口的搜索字段这些功能都不是什么大问题。

接下来,锡拉库扎翻了Finder的表现令人遗憾显示包含一千个或更多文件的文件夹的内容时速度非常慢Panther Finder中的文件视图(包括桌面)仍然不会自动更新以反映其他应用程序创建的新文件和文件夹这些不是主观问题。

只有他的Finder报道的第三页锡拉库扎深入探讨了Finder令人困惑和有缺陷的UI设计的大局有些读者会认为这是因为它主观但锡拉库扎是正确的,他很好地表达了自己的观点但是因为他等到讨论主观的UI设计问题直到他已经涵盖了非主观的表现问题,他或许已经赢得了他本可能失去的读者,如果他用桶开启他的Finder报道。

These three sections of Finder coverage seem so logical, so obvious — but achieving this sort of “obvious” organization is the real ballgame when you’re writing something as long and wide-ranging as a comprehensive review of an operating system which is so large that it spans安装CD(计算开发工具,这是公平的,因为锡拉库扎覆盖他们太)。

它已经到了我不知道我更期待的地步:Apple的年度Mac OS X更新,或者Siracusa对它的评论。

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