Death by Desktop and the Keyboard of Doom
But Macs just work, BS.
Got a hold of a Mac which was having 'issues'. Turns out that the concept of a file structure is too difficult for the modern Mac user to understand so when you open finder you get 'all your files'. It also has this stupid habit of copy only with no move between locations despite what you do. Cue Mac user copying everything to an external drive but missing and ending up with 10k files on the desktop.
Should be fine right, nope, Macs helpfully try to open and preview everything on the desktop giving you about a half second window to do stuff before the whole shebang locks up. Windows previews whats on the screen and leaves the rest till you need it. Otherwise g = (c) and all sorts of mental substitutions.
Create a new user and assign Admin permissions then use that to 'fix' the desktop and the keyboard goes freaking mental. Known fault where the mac forgets that its laptop keyboard is a laptop keyboard and you need to reboot it repeatedly with an external mac keyboard till it picks it up and resets it temporarily to the right kind.
OMG, for something that is 'easy' to use I should not have had to drop it to Linux/BSD shell mode to get the keyboard working and idiocy like flaking thanks to a few files is insane. I have seen 1ghz Celeron XP machines cope fine with the same kinds of mishaps. I thought they had fixed it several versions ago when someones 'top of the line' iMac 27" 16GB etc. choked on a memory card with a few hundred photos on it when a 6 year old xp laptop could cope fine.
It boggles the mind. Are they always this shocking or do I just get to see the really funky ones. Bearing in mind these were not old, iSeries CPUs with the latest at the time OSX.