<p><font size="5" face="Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular">Where are they now?</font></p><br>You know, the people that whined, complained, petitioned, bitched, moaned and fought about the introduction of OSX. The people who were in love with OS9 and swore up and down to anyone who would listen that they were never going to use such a slow, archaic and bloated OS. They were staying in friendly OS9 no matter what!!!<br><br>It's been a few years now, and the ass-clowns have all but disappeared or changed their name to "OSX Rocks" or whatever.<br><br>We've come a long way in a very short time.<br><br><br><p><font size="5" face="Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular">What's changed for you?</font></p><br>OSX has changed a lot for me, both personally and professionally. On the personal front, X has made using the Mac "fun" again. New apps never seen before, better looking existing apps. New friends met via iChat and web forums (which I rarely participated in before OSX). Digital photography has become a hobby, as well as tinkering around with video editing - two things that were just too much work in OS9.<br><br>On the professional front, the world has been turned upside down. We got off to a rocky start (which was completely expected), but it quickly started turning for the better as more and more native apps were ported over. Productivity for me has greatly improved. I no longer am FORCED to sit and wait for 15 minutes while distiller creates a PDF file of a brochure, nor am I forced to sit and watch the progress bar as Quark prints a 300 page book. <br><br>The stability of the OS has cut system crashes (hard restarts) down to nearly zero. And since I have switched to InDesign, I don't even have to worry about losing work if the app itself crashes, even if I never saved the file. Photoshop screams and the CS version of Illustrator is finally back up to the speed of version 8.<br><br>Basically, the "waiting game" is gone!<br><br>And there are new applications being made available every day. Apps that I never tried, nor wanted to in OS9. Themes has entered my computing experience again. I tried using themes in OS8 and 9 and it was just too buggy and slowed the system to a crawl, not so with X.<br><br><br><p><font size="5" face="Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular">In closing...</font></p><br>What's changed for you? How has OSX changed your computing experience both personally and/or professionally?<br><br> What?<br>Visit My Web Site!
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With every new software or OS, you will have people complain. Most people are lazy and do not want to learn anything new. A lot of people also addapt a lot slower or totally refuse to addapt. "If it aint broke dont fix it" does not apply to technology as you always have to keep up with the market's new needs and that's what those people need to understand.<br>_________________________________ <br><br>I just love it because it makes my screen look like a kids computer. It feels like working on a computer in kindergarden. <br>I love the enhanced speed in photoshop and the much better memory management as well as the better dual processor management.<br><br>I wish I could share the same feelings with you over the distiller and QXP, but I can't as I am still using QXP 4.11 under OS 9. At all times I have OSX, OS9 and Win2K under VP6 opened and what I love about it is that ability to run 3 Operating Systems flawlessly when Widows for the PC doesn't even seem to be able to run itself.<br><br>Conclusion, it looks cute, works great, makes me look good at work being the only one using it. When I come back in the morning, I know I can just start work where I left off and it will be there still running.<br><br><br>
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#129286 - 01/14/0410:53 AMRe: Where are they now? What's changed for you?
By far...BY FAR the things with OS X that have changed for me personally and professionally...<br><br>--The multitasking is just so damned good. I can be typing this, burning a CD, editing audio. playing itunes....the system keeps on going. Something else I love...properly coded multi-threaded apps..where you can do something else while it is saving or whatever. Awesome. OS X rocks. <br><br>--No extension/control panel conflicts. This was such a pain in the ass in OS 9. <br><br>--I love what you get for free with OS X. Text edit word docs, all the iApps, etc...and (apparently) a faster development cycle with OS X means more free goodies<br><br>--The internet experience is improving. Safari's issues are well-documented, but it is good that Apple took back the internet. Since it is the biggest thing people do on the computer, it needs to be as good as it can. <br><br>And the Unix...I love learning the Unix!<br><br>
First and foremost--no crashing.<br><br>Second, multitasking. I sometimes can't believe all the things that my old G4 does at the same time, and does very well indeed.<br><br>Third--all the iApps. I take many many more photographs that I ever did before. I listen to more music than I ever did before. My son is even getting into video editing.<br><br>Fourth, the internet. When the X beta came out, my first reaction was that the system was ideal for surfing the web, especially with always-on broadband. Boy was I right!<br><br>Did I mention no crashing?<br><br>
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Yeah, the dwindling amount of crashes and problems since 10.1 is huge for me, as well as the snappiness of the overall system.<br><br>Like you, I love the fact that apps are being optimized all the time for X- like PS and Dreamweaver to name a few. I stopped at the *first* DWMX, only because I heard the MX 2004 was actually slower.<br><br>I think I've reached my machine's limit on some of the newer stuff, though. I can't see FCP4 running on my DP500, as well as iDVD4 (according to the specs, that is).<br><br>I personally can't wait to go through my workflow on a new G5.<br><br>
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There's good and bad for me, more good than bad. getting accustomed to the terminal for me is not enjoyable, but necessary.<br>I love the better search engine with Sherlock, the speed bump, Expose, the fact that if a program freezes you force quit the program without having to reboot.<br>There's obviously more to list but my brain is drained right now.<br>I'm so accustomed to OSX now, that when I work in OS 9, I feel like I'm going two steps back.<br><br>
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