Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Mac vs. PC: Moving Files Ep.121


D.Lee Beard compares the ease of relocating files within Mac OS X and within Windows 7.

Which is more intuitive or useful at moving files? You get to decide by voting at http://AsktheTechies.com/episode121.html (2min. 02sec).

Click Here to Play Episode 121

6 comments:

Andrew said...

I noticed during your video, that your computer running Win7 has Safari, Opera, and Chrome all on the Desktop. Are you testing them? Also, what about Firefox?

D.Lee Beard said...

Yes, I have been testing them. Personally, I think Firefox is fading out some unless they make some improvements. Chrome is currently my favorite browser -- it remembers passwords, it remembers browser windows left open when I quit, it has a simple interface. I like Opera a lot, but some web pages have problems with it.

Andrew said...

I have found that Chrome is incredibly iffy on streaming video. Particularly anything using Flash. That was a deal breaker for me. I used to be Firefox only until I realized how much more accurate Safari is with rendering pages. For me, Firefox is Faster than Safari, but to have a good default browser to ship with a computer is more than worth it for me. Especially after my history of Internet Explorer with the 4 Windows based computers I owned before switching to Mac. Will there be an upcoming show with your test results?

D.Lee Beard said...

Andrew, upcoming show? Yes, when I can find the time. I'm guessing it would be in May before I would find the time to do it (I'm expecting to do a big series on the new iPad) through a lot of April.

jasonvaritekfan said...

You can Shift+right-click to get more Send To... options in Windows 7

http://lifehacker.com/5140896/shift-and-right+click-to-expand-windows-7s-send-to-menu

Angelo Bryan said...

I am using both system. I guess windows copy and move is the best since when you move the file on the save drive it will move the actual file, but if you drag the file to a different drive eg. C: to D: it will only copy it unless you hold the ctrl key. which is I like this is useful specially when backing up. on a mac you get the same result when dragging a file on same drive and different drive , unless you hold the cmd key. I think both unique implementation is ok. but I like windows implementation more. specially if we are talking about short cut. on windows ctrl+C to copy or ctrl+x to mark to move then ctrl+v on the destination. on a mac available only on 10.7(lion) ctrl+c to mark for copy then cmd+option+v to paste and cmd+v to copy.