It was only Mac OS X 10.0.0.2 (or something like that.) Apple was giving some of us a first look at the operating system. Now that I think of it, it wasn't waking up, but the switching from Classic to OSX. It may have taken over ten minutes for the swap. They fixed that problem before blister pack shipping.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>(__*__)
I was using a Quadra 605 that I upgraded to from my Perfoma 450 at that time.<br><br>I was "lucky," in the summer of 1998, I had a lighting strike and I was able to upgrade my Perfoma to a G3 desktop through my insurance company.<br><br>Ahh, the old days:<br><br><br><br><br><br>_______<br>For unique Raku pottery, visit Mole Hill Studios at: http://www.molehillstudios.com
Finally took the time to watch it. Some observations <br><br>Mac culture <br>1 - Lots of BOooooooos , Ellison tips the miter<br>2 - Standing ovations <br><br>Today whats gone<br>1 - Standing ovations<br>2 - Culture vibrancy <br><br>Now has the culture changed like there is a new generation of Mac users who don't have the same passion as those 9 years ago ? View the last keynote the audience seem to me to be far less engaging then the one 9 years ago ?<br><br>
Yeah something is lost<br><br>Last years keynote when Job brought out Paul and announced the switch to Intel - the 9 year ago audience would have gone friggin nuts, rioting in the streets you name it. Last year audience some clapping and a few laughs , go figure.<br><br>
I don't know what you guys are talking about. <br><br>I've been using Mac's since about 1990 and I think this nostalgia about OS8 and 9 is bizzare. Have you forgotten the often daily system-wide freezes? How about extension conflicts? The abominable memory management? In comparison to OSX those operating systems just plain SUCKED! Good riddance, I say, let's work towards something better.<br><br>
"Now has the culture changed like there is a new generation of Mac users who don't have the same passion as those 9 years ago ?"<br><br>Easy answer - iPod/iTunes. That's about the only thing holding Apple together today. The "cult of the Mac" is much smaller and appears to be shrinking. Sure, some switchers have added to the flock; but by no means will they ever likely be considered part of the core cult.<br><br>I would suggest Apple's future will be found in audio/video hardware, content and distribution. The computer business model may end up in the hands of another company.<br><br>- alec
Oh you young whippersnappers! Yeats says it best:<br><br>That is no country for old men. The young<br>In one another's arms, birds in the trees -<br>Those dying generations - at their song,<br>The salmon-falls, the mackerel-crowded seas,<br>Fish, flesh, or fowl, commend all summer long<br>Whatever is begotten, born, and dies.<br>Caught in that sensual music all neglect<br>Pre-X systems of unageing intellect.<br><br>OK, so I changed the last line a little bit. <br><br>. . . . . Here's lookin' at [color:red]you</font color=red> kid.<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by yoyo52 on 01/28/06 02:24 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
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What we are talking about as Alex mentioned the "cult of the Mac" has changed the passion has diminished. Compare the audience today to that one 9 years ago.<br><br>IMO<br>9 years ago the cult was strong. I believe because it was that us -vs- them a rivalry that bonded everyone together for a common goal. Back then I had to defend myself for using a Mac , now no one cares what I use , who gives a shiit anymore ?<br><br>
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