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by Mark Thomas — Mar 23
Allow me to chime in here. I don't know squat about programming, but in my experience it's the cocoa apps I like to use, and it's the carbon apps I don't like to use. I can usually spot a carbon app immediately even if I don't look for clues. They tend to just look off and feel wrong. The only app that has ever fooled me in this regard is Intaglio which I assumed was cocoa, but is really carbon. This is a well done carbon app. The rest? Can't stand them.

Incidentally, I had a chance to try out Photoshop CS3 the other day. I know that some major twiddling was done to get it running on Intel something about porting it to XCode but while I have to assume that it's still a carbon app, it actually looks and feels a lot nicer than CS2 did. I'm not sure why, but I noticed it immediately. It feels more like a Mac app now. On the other hand, its new installer looks decidedly Windows-esque, and that's sad. Why they can't just make it a drag-and-drop deal is a mystery and a bummer.
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