#129293 - 01/14/0403:35 PMRe: Where are they now? What's changed for you?
9??? OS9?! Wha... When the hell did that come out? Jeez, I just upgraded to OS8, and now you're telling me OS9 is here?<br><br>Just tell me this, will Pagemaker 1.5 still work in OS9. I tried to call Aldus last week to ask for a copy of the manual (left mine in the back seat of my Corvair, and now I can't find it), and the phone just rang and rang. But no one answered. What's up with that? <br><br>BTW, anyone know where I can buy floppies in bulk?<br><br>
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Well, I certainly was one of the complainers - and there are still things about OSX that really need help, but overall it has grown on me and the advantages (mostly) outweigh the warts ;-)<br><br>Plus side: Stability, multitasking, Quartz rendering and that the Mac appears to have many more developers with OSX than it did with 9x. Adobe has finally gotten things mostly right with their latest versions of PS and Illustrator, with which I spend 90% of my workday. And what would I do without Konfabulator and my dancing Gir?? ;-)<br><br>Minus: Connecting to another networked machine is still unwieldy and slow compared with 9x IMHO (once connected, though, things are *fabulous*) ... Using network aliases, network favorites, assigning privileges to "guest" is all but impossible ... Font management is still a hassle, and third parties have yet to get things right for the most part ... The Finder and sidebar interface are still a little clunky for me, but I've managed to customize my way around those for the most part ;-) ...<br><br>Anyways, all that to say the current version is by and large wonderful, with a few niggling bits left to be remedied ... and yes, OSX HAS changed things for the better ;-)<br><br>***matt<br><br>Turn up the signal, wipe out the noise ...
Where are they now? The guy that got me on a Mac 10 years ago is still an OS 9 zealot. He hates OS X and G5s and thinks it's like Windows now. I think he's a nut! I got him one of those "Classic For Life" T-Shirts for Xmas. He's written some great iDVD themes though. Here: http://idrops.net/idrops.html Not bad for a guy that hates X...go figure.<br><br>The migration to OS X really has made the Mac FUN again. It has improved every aspect of my computing experience from the OS 9 days. I've upgraded all my pro apps over the last 2 years and I finally upgraded my last pro app this week. I upgraded to Lightwave 7.5 from 6.5 (OS 9 only). Now there is NO reason to boot into 9. I preferred to boot into 9 to render, etc. because LW 6.5 was a little buggy in Classic. It's all gravy now!<br><br>
#129296 - 01/14/0408:50 PMRe: Where are they now? What's changed for you?
I'm using Windows 2000 Pro at work on a Pentium 4, 2 GHz. It rocks ... when it isn't frozen and crashing. What are you talking about? Are you one of those Mac cultists? If I had to use Mac OS X at work I wouldn't have as many excuses for coffee breaks while rebooting. My productivity would skyrocket. I wouldn't get as much overtime. I'd actually get home from work on time! I wouldn't have to take work home with me to finish on my Mac. I could have dinner with my family. <br><br>Donna<br><br>
#129300 - 01/15/0406:44 PMRe: Where are they now? What's changed for you?
I was an early adopter beginning with the beta. People bitched a lot, but I saw the promise of the new OS X.<br><br>For me OS X has brought the benefits of stability, a much better internet experience and now with the new Macs and the updates to the OS some good improvements in speed. <br><br>I just love the way it works, period. Nice eye candy too. The included iApps are great to have too. <br><br>Apple continues to innovate while Longhorn (for example) is but a blip on the distant horizon. <br><br>
i adopted the beta as well. my university wouldn't support OS X until this year, so i have been on my own for years. much of the time, i think being on my own with os x is worlds better than being stuck in os 9 and having support available. <br><br>i just wish all of the public and private schools around here could make the move to os x sooner rather than later. <br><br>
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