I am going to wait until new Macs ship with OS X installed before I get around to loading it myself. Too chicken to be the first into the pool. I'll wait and see if the water is shark infested first!<br><br>Zippity Do Dah!
I'm with you, Kate. Three things are keeping me from taking the plunge into titanium bliss. 1) Money 2) All the problems I've read about -- while it's probably not all that bad, waiting for Rev. B couldn't hurt and 3) The fact that it costs $99 to $129 to buy and install OSX. Supposedly it will come installed starting this summer. Waiting is the best way, in my opinion, too.<br><br>
Hi Kate,<br>As you would expect, I have used Mac OS X extensively so at least I can pretend that I know what I am talking about! :-)<br><br>That being said, the software is great, but I don't feel it is ready for prime time. I am still using Mac OS 9.1 myself.<br><br>Stan<br><br>
OSX is now being preinstalled on the G4 desktops...and if you buy any mac now you can upgrade to OSX for free <br><br>I have had OSX installed on my G4/500 since the Public Beta came out and have thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm no wiz-kid when it comes to computers..but find OSX to be easy to get used to..in my opinion. I use it solely as my main OS..of course I only use my mac for home use.<br><br>
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yeah well I have to wait for a new computer before I can try it ... So I may as well wait until one ships with it if I am going to buy... anyway I need a job and some money first...<br><br>but my son has been running it since well pre-beta stages so I know it... sort of.. and yes it is a ways before finished yet<br>..
I took a cautious approach to MacOS X. I got an external firewire drive to give it a test run before installing it on my main drive. This has two main benefits: <br><br>1) You don't have to worry about losing critical files while you evaluate the new OS. <br><br>2) Once you choose to upgrade you have a backup if unforeseen problems crop up.<br><br>"It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness."
"It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness."
here's the skinny, the Finder is still far too slow... and i recommend you join the Xlist, there have been any number of illuminating emails delineating just why the Finder is sooooo slow... (and yes, i know very well that other processes in OS X run quite well, fast and all that... but what good is a Ferrari when switching gears takes ten seconds? that is to say that one still has to negotiate through the MacOS X GUI through the dog-slow Finder) of course, this will be discussed ad infinitum et ad nauseum... but do go here:<br>"For subscribing, unsubscribing or changing to a digest or individual version, visit<br> http://www.MacEvangeList.com/ocg/ <br>and get on the Xlist"... heh heh<br><br>¥À¥
I've been running X since it came out and have not regreted it a moment. Yes the Finder is slow, but not so slow that it's unusable. On the other hand, if you burn CDs or want to use DVDs, don't do X yet. Those are the only times I ever go back into 9.1. The best thing about X? Well, since I installed it back on March 24th, I've had one kernel panic, on the 24th. And that's the only time I've been forced to restart the computer other than for the system updates. Not shabby, I think <br><br>And that's true too/--Shakespeare, King Lear
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