The Spelling Check is Complete

A key design difference between Windows and Linux is the assumption of an operator. Windows assumes there is one; Linux assumes there isn't. Or to put it another way, a command that works correctly has no output or confirmation in Linux while Windows users expect a response even if it's just a modal alert. In An Office User Interface Blog, Jensen Harris writes about what happens when a Windows program doesn't confirm: "One of the things we've tried to do from time to time is reduce the number of modal alerts that pop up as part of working with Office. Most people don't spend the time to read the text of message boxes--as a result, unless there's an action that needs to be taken, most people just click OK." Read more in The Spelling Check is Complete.

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson was a founding instructor at Pragmatic Institute, a role he held for more than 15 years before he left to start Under10 Playbook. In his return to Pragmatic Institute, Steve supports the complete learning path for product teams, ensuring they are fully armed for success. 

Over the course of his career, Steve has helped thousands of companies and tens of thousands of product professionals implement product management processes. He has worked in the high-tech arena since 1981, rising through the ranks from product manager to chief marketing officer. Steve has experience in technical, sales and marketing management positions at companies that specialize in both hardware and software. In addition, he is an author, speaker and advisor on product strategy and product management.

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