It's Out, I am downloading it right now.<br><br> Mac Os 9.2.1 @ Apple <br><br>Oni<br><br>We got death star, We got death star<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Oni on 08/21/01 04:41 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
Loc: detroit, mi, usa
can anyone post the readme from the file so i can see why i would want to download it? im not using OSX, i dont plan on updating for a while, so i dont care if it improves classic, anyone? anyone know the answer?<br><br>
Well i got it downloaded at work but buy time it was done downloading, it was time to go home, so i have not installed it. But i am try to do that now at home..<br><br>Oni<br><br>We got death star, We got death star
Well its installed, i dont really notice vary many changes, but i will look some more..<br><br>but here is the log file.<br><br>Oni<br><br>We got death star, We got death star<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Oni on 08/21/01 09:35 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
From Apple's Help File:<br><br>About Mac OS 9.2<br><br>This section provides current information about Mac OS 9.2.<br><br>Starting up from the Mac OS 9.2 CD<br>When you start up from the Mac OS 9.2 CD, some features (such as the ability to play QuickTime movies in Mac Help) are not available. Use of all features is restored when you restart from your hard disk.<br><br>Using Acrobat PDF documents<br>Some documents included with Mac OS 9.2 were created using Adobe Acrobat (these files have "pdf" at the end of their names). Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view these documents. If you need to install Adobe Acrobat Reader, it is located in the Adobe software folder on the Mac OS 9.2 CD.<br><br>Drive Setup and Energy Saver<br>When you use Drive Setup to initialize or test a disk, make sure your system is set not to go to sleep by dragging the slider in the Energy Saver control panel to "Never." You can return it to your previous setting after the formatting is complete.<br><br>Monitor resolution changes after installation<br>Your monitor resolution may change from its previous settings when you perform a clean installation of Mac OS 9.2. You can change your monitor resolution back using the Monitors control panel.<br><br><br> Notes about compatibility<br> <br>FontSync Profiles <br>FontSync Profiles and font references created with FontSync 1.0 will not work with FontSync 2.0 in Mac OS 9.2. Create new FontSync Profiles and font references with FontSync 2.0.<br><br>FileSharing over IP<br> If you are experiencing one or more of the following problems while using FileSharing over IP:<br><br> • long delays in waking your system when changing networks <br><br> • long delays on Startup or Shut Down<br><br> • long delays when starting or stopping File Sharing<br><br> use the Extensions Manager Control Panel to disable the SLPPlugin extension.<br><br>Apple CD-ROM extension and non-Apple CD/DVD driver incompatibilities<br>If you have a problem with a non-Apple CD or DVD drive, or you use an Apple CD or DVD drive with a non-Apple driver, you may need to remove the file named "Apple CD/DVD Driver" from the Extensions folder (in the System Folder), and reinstall the software that came with your CD/DVD drive. Contact the CD/DVD manufacturer to see if you have the latest version of their software.<br><br>Applications that install QuickTime<br>Some applications replace the version of QuickTime installed by Mac OS 9.2 with an earlier version. If this occurs, you need to reinstall QuickTime by selecting Add/Replace in the Mac OS Installer, and then doing a custom installation. For more help, open Mac Help and search for "adding or removing system software."<br><br>Problems opening applications<br>A small number of applications will not open if the system font is not set to Chicago. Others may require additional memory. If you have problems opening an application after you've installed Mac OS 9.2, try these possible solutions:<br><br> • Open the Appearance control panel and set the large system font to Chicago, then open the application again. Or, contact the software manufacturer to see if an updated version is available.<br><br> • Select the application's icon, then choose Get Info from the File menu. Increase the application's minimum memory allocation by 300K. For more information, see the Memory topic in Mac Help.<br><br>Apple HD SC Setup program<br>If you need to initialize your hard disk after installing Mac OS 9.2, use the Drive Setup program on your Mac OS 9.2 CD. Do not use the Apple HD SC Setup program.<br><br>FireWire hard disk drives<br>FireWire 2.8.2 includes a new built-in driver for many FireWire hard disk drives. This driver will be used automatically if the disk vendor's driver extension cannot be found. You should still install the vendor's software to get maximum features from FireWire storage devices.<br><br> <br><br> Notes about printing<br> <br>Switching between a LocalTalk network and a serial printer<br>If you use the same port to alternately connect to a LocalTalk network and a serial printer, the port may not reset properly after you turn off AppleTalk to use the printer. If you have trouble printing after turning off AppleTalk, restart your computer.<br> <br>Reinstalling printer drivers<br>If an icon for your printer is not available in the Chooser after you have done a clean installation of Mac OS 9.2, you may need to reinstall the software that came with your printer.<br><br> • If you have a StyleWriter, StyleWriter II, or StyleWriter 1200, use the Color SW 1500 driver that comes with Mac OS 9.2 (instead of installing your original printer software).<br><br> • If you have a Color StyleWriter 2200 or 2400, install the Color StyleWriter 2500 driver that comes with Mac OS 9.2 (instead of installing your original printer software).<br><br> • If you have a Color StyleWriter 4000 Series printer, you can find the latest driver in the CD Extras folder on your system software CD.<br><br>You may also need to reinstall fonts that came with your printer software. Follow the instructions that came with your printer software.<br><br> <br><br> Notes about Multiple Users environments<br> <br>Using Epson printers<br>To print on an Epson printer, a user in the Limited or Panels environment should configure the Epson printer driver to use a spool folder located in the user's folder, or another location where the user can create files. In the Epson print dialog box, click the Tools button, then click Configuration. Then change the Temporary Spool and Temporary High Speed Copies folders locations.<br> <br>Printer access in Multiple Users environments<br>Printers that do not appear on the desktop are not shown in the list of available printers in the Multiple Users control panel. To allow Limited or Panels users to use these printers, grant access to "all printers" or allow the users access to the Chooser.<br><br>Program compatibility<br>If you are experiencing problems in the Limited or Panels user environment, search Mac Help for "Multiple Users" to find troubleshooting and other important information about configuring your software.<br><br> <br><br> Miscellaneous notes<br> <br>Changing file names updates file modification date<br>If you alter the name of a file or folder in Mac OS 9.2, it will change the modification date of the enclosing folder.<br> <br>RAM disk disappears when resized<br>If you reset the size of a RAM disk on your Mac OS 9.2 system, the icon may disappear from the desktop. When you restart your computer, the icon will reappear with its new size.<br><br>Power button sleep<br>Slot-loading iMac, G4 Cube, and most PowerMac G4 computers can be put to sleep by pressing the Power button. You can turn off this feature by deselecting the Power button sleep option in the Energy Saver control panel.<br> <br>Apple Remote Access Personal Server<br>If you are using the Apple Remote Access Personal Server and you perform a clean installation of Mac OS 9.2, the server may not answer incoming calls correctly the first time you restart the computer after the installation. Restart your computer a second time before using the Apple Remote Access Personal Server.<br><br> 2001 Apple Computer, Inc. All rights reserved. <br><br><br>***<br>"Buzzards gotta eat, same as worms"<br> --Clint Eastwood in The Outlaw Josey Wales<br>
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Loc: detroit, mi, usa
so whats the final word with you guys? worth it or not? i downloaded it last night but havent installed it yet. i got burned on that ram sucking firmware update and have been a little gun-shy ever since.<br><br>
I have not noticed any problems, but i have not noticed any inprovments either. I dont plan to update any of the computers at work yet, 9.1 runs fine for us as it is.<br><br>From what I have read, this update only works on computers that officially supported by Mac Os X ( computers that shiped with G3's or G4's )<br> <br><br>Oni<br><br>We got death star, We got death star
I agree--no noticeable changes with the new OS. I did fire up my X partition after I'd installed it, and kept getting a sound from the HD as if something were working away, and every now and then whatever I was doing would stop for a second, and then the SETI icon would flash on my app. menu (from ASM.app). I have a feeling, though, that that was because I was using my 9 partition as classic, instead of the 9 installed on the X partition. We'll see.<br><br>And that's true too.--Shakespeare, King Lear
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