> > I've read through just about every post in this thread, and felt I had to
> > respond. My background is Win/Mac 50-50 from early 1980s to mid 1990s; then
> > to 90% Win to 2000, and since 2000 I've been back at the Mac keyboard more
> > and more ... and in the last six months I've had a the 800 MHz PowerBook
> > with
> > OS 9.2.2 and last week I bought the 17-inch beast with X.2.6. My clients
> > are 100% Windows.
> > Okay, that said, I have to say that I'm mildly disappointed in the OS X
> > interface and with the low resolution of this PowerBook. But the reason
> > takes some time to describe.
> > Consider the average Windows system you see in front of probably 95 percent
> > of corporate America: Only the remaining 5 percent know it's possible to
> > remove tool bars. For instance, my Word app has one tool bar with something
> > like five items; everything else I do through keyboard commands. My Windows
> > Internet Explorer has no only the main text menu and an address bar ...
> > that's it, no other tool is present ... and I have the address bar shoved to
> > the right of end of the main menu.
> > Most of the monitors at the secretarys' desks are set to 800 x 600. When you
> > change one of those to 1280 x 8-whatever and then remove tool bars, a
> > browser window can show MORE than twice the data.
> > So what the heck does that have to do with a Mac laptop? Well, for me, I
> > like to work with several, what some may call "small" windows, nudged
> > arranged around the screen