I've been using Goliath in X for a couple of weeks without a single hitch. I'm still dazzled by its speed, and can't understand why Apple can't do the same in the OS itself.<br><br>About crashing X, I have to admit that I have had two crashes, really kernel panics, since 10.1 came out (I had one in PB), but both of them happened after I installed Norton System Works. Since removing it, nothing to be concerned about. To be sure, apps quit on me, but that reassuring notice comes up--nothing happened to the system .<br><br>Do I miss 9? Well, in the sense that I miss the molar that got removed a couple of years ago cause it was hurting so bad . The difference is that when I was using 9, I didn't really realize I was in pain. Now I know.<br><br>And that's true too.--Shakespeare, King Lear
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Indeed, I jest! I, like yourself, am one of those who continues to have great success with my trusty OS 9 laden systems. All my Macs are "tweaked" to the limit and require a minimal of "regular maintenance". Patience in learning and understanding the virtues of managing control panels and extensions has likely made my systems as stable as the average OS X user's.<br><br><br><br>[color:red]Alec</font color=red>
Thank goodness there are other who still know this. It's been one of those pet peeves of mine for years that people try to convince me that my Mac is unstable. Argghhhh! I'm a pro, and in music that kind of instability would quickly get you fired. In working on music projects, all day, every day, for weeks on end, my macs just never froze. Period. It was essential to make them work great, and I did. One of my clients, with whom I worked for years, asked me one time why our system was unstable. I said, "it's not." He said, "But then why do people tell me it is when I tell them we use Macs?" I said, "because they are stupid." He said, "but they are high-powered computer people!" I said, "yeah, and they don't use Macs, do they?" "No." "So they don't know how good we have it, do they?" <br><br>It slowly dawned on him that people don't have a clue. Especially "high-powered" computer people.<br><br><br>Shooshie<br><br><br>-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-<br><br><br><br><br>Shooshie's Stuff
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>... "high-powered" computer people.<p><hr></blockquote><p>Makes me wonder which is perceived as high-powered - the computer or the people? Or neither! I guess a high-powered computer is relative to it's uses and user.<br><br>[color:red]Alec</font color=red>
of Goliath for Classic Mac OS as well as the X version. Of course, that news is a little too late to help now. And yep, I wish Goliath showed space available too. That's the only reason I use iDisk occasionally instead of Goliath now, to check how much room is left.<br><br>Chris<br><br>Edit: I meant, - use iTools occasionally to access iDisk - (actually)<br><br> <br><br>Thunder is good, thunder is impressive, but it is lightning that does the work.<br>-Mark Twain<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by ChrisN on 04/27/02 00:55 AM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
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OS 9 works flawless with Goliath or with out for me<br>One thing I forgot to mention is that I am on dial up iI have tested moving 10 megabyte files in Os 9 and Os X <br>OS 9 wins hands down with Goliath uploads are about the same.<br>when connecting to iDisk in OS 9 I use Recent Servers in the Apple Menu<br>and just enter my password IDisk loads in 10 sec time.<br>In OS X It can take as long as 2 minutes just to load.<br>How ever when useing the internet forbrowsing OS X blows OS 9 away four or five times faster<br><br><br>This could be da place
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>I guess a high-powered computer is relative to it's uses and user.<p><hr></blockquote><p><br>Reminds me of the time a client insisted we spend three days in a real studio mixing what I was mixing on our Mac system. After three days, they had only a partially completed song. I listened to it, went upstairs to the Mac, sat down and in two hours had duplicated their mix, move for move, with the same effects, tricks, and everything... plus, I finished it. When I played him the comparison CD, it blew his mind that I'd done in two hours what they could not finish in three days. Part of it, of course, was that I had a sample to copy with clear intentions, rather than a room full of people saying, "could we try this or that?" But the main thing was that I had many times the power in my Mac than they had in their entire studio, with complete familiarity with the controls. OH... and guess what the guy in the studio uses 90% of the time? An identical Mac system to the one I was using. So what's with the big studio? He says some clients just prefer it. <br><br><br>Then there was the time when the same client, still not convinced that we were using the best equipment on earth, got the music director of a big Vegas show to come over with his PC and setup. He was using something called Soundscape, which is a highly expensive outboard system for recording audio. His cost, compared to ours, for hardware was roughly 5 to 1. We hooked both machines up to the same line feed from the microphones and recorded the same music live, simultaneously. Then we played it back with no effects just to see which one sounded the best. Ideally, there should have been no difference, but there was a slight difference. In blind voting, five all-pro judges chose our Mac system unanimously. Not a huge difference; only slight, but enough to make it unanimous. What was even more telling, however, was not the sound but the power. Operations which I completed in seconds took the Soundscape/PC guy minutes. What I did with a key-command required multiple windows and mouseclicks for him. There simply was nothing redeeming at all about his system, except that it had somehow acquired a huge, undeserved, reputation. <br><br>Digital Performer on a Mac is a powerful professional system. People who use it on Dual G4 Macs usually don't want to go back to anything else. The hardest people to convince are the "high-powered computer professionals" who are too stubborn to try it, and who'd rather be seen with high-profile brand-names than to get some real work done.<br><br><br>Shooshie<br><br><br>-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-<br><br><br><br><br>Shooshie's Stuff
Ditto that. My OS9 partition has been as stable as X from day one. Regular maintenence, keeping an eye on system files and fonts (Extension Overload is THE greatest thing since sliced bread!), taking "Readme" literally anytime I install something new...<br><br>A little diligence and TLC go a long way.<br><br>
hmm... "Read Me" files - what an amazing thing for SW developers to include with their apps.<br><br>And so "RTFM" was born. <br><br>"Real men don't need instructions" should read "Real morons don't need instructions". Or am I one of the few who are stupid enough to actually read that stuff? <br><br>Good on ya, Steve! <br><br>[color:red]Alec</font color=red>
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