Re: Stupid users (was Re: Is there a term for this?)

Subject: Re: Stupid users (was Re: Is there a term for this?)
From: Phil Snow Leopard <philstokes03 -at- googlemail -dot- com>
To: Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- riveraintech -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2012 00:47:02 +0700

Hi Dan

If you're talking about the timed autosave such as in MS Word that's not quite the same thing as Apple's Autosave feature.

In MS Word, autosave saves a new copy of the document after a specified interval (if its enabled).

Autosave in Lion doesn't save a new copy of the document â it records the changes rather than makes a new copy of the doc. This is very different. It's advantageous in that it saves a lot of space, but its also very difficult to delete those earlier revisions.

(As I understand it, you can delete the backups of a MS doc if you want while keeping the original. You can't delete the changes in Apple's Autosave except by deleting the document itself...well, that's not entirely true, you can but its a total hack and is a bit arcane for the average user).

Phil

On 9 Feb 2012, at 00:38, Dan Goldstein wrote:

> MS apps *have* autosave, they just don't force it.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Phil Snow Leopard
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> To: Dan Goldstein; techwrl (techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com)
> Subject: Re: Stupid users (was Re: Is there a term for this?)
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> Well, I have Win 7 running in a VM on my Mac out of forced necessity. I
> can't say I like it (but I'll also admit I'm woefully ignorant about how
> to use it - I am precisely the non-techie stupid user when it comes to
> Windows!). I've heard Win 8 is going to have some kind of similar
> autosave/versions features too, though I know even less about that, just
> something I've heard rumored in the Mac communities.
>
> I strongly suspect I'll be looking at Linux Mint or Ubuntu, maybe on a
> Toshiba, sometime at the back end of this year or early 2013, depending
> on how long I can eke some life out of my current Mac (which runs Snow,
> Lion and Win 7, whereas the new macs will only run Lion and Win :(,
> hence the need to make a change when I need new hardware).
>
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Is there a term for this?: From: John J. McDermott, CPLP
Re: Is there a term for this?: From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: Is there a term for this?: From: Tony Chung
Stupid users (was Re: Is there a term for this?): From: Phil Snow Leopard
Re: Stupid users (was Re: Is there a term for this?): From: Phil Snow Leopard
Re: Stupid users (was Re: Is there a term for this?): From: Peter Neilson
Re: Stupid users (was Re: Is there a term for this?): From: Phil Snow Leopard
RE: Stupid users (was Re: Is there a term for this?): From: Dan Goldstein
Re: Stupid users (was Re: Is there a term for this?): From: Phil Snow Leopard
RE: Stupid users (was Re: Is there a term for this?): From: Dan Goldstein

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