Re: Exit vs Shut Down

Subject: Re: Exit vs Shut Down
From: Andreas Ramos <andreas -at- NETCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 1994 11:03:27 -0700

I agree with Gordon. "Shut down" is a Macintosh concept. I couldn't use it
in Windows documentation; no one would know what it meant nor where to
find such a command. For Windows users, one should write "Select File |
Exit Windows..." or "exit Windows."

Andreas Ramos, M.A. Heidelberg Sacramento, California

On Sat, 25 Jun 1994, Gordon Meyer wrote:

> Well, if some of my co-workers were reading your doc and found the
> instruction to "shut down Windows" I know I'd be getting a phone call
> asking what they should do. They wouldn't be able to find "shut down"
> anywhere in the shell, only "Exit Windows". I think you should use
> the same terminology that the user will encounter when using the
> product.

> PS: You can, however, "shut down" a Macintosh. Not only does it exit
> the Finder but on most models it actually turns the whole machine
> off. Now that's what I expect from "shut down". :-)

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