I don't remeber the last time I went into Classic, or the last time I booted into 9. Except for RealPlayer, all the apps I use regularly are now X-friendly. I'll admit that I'm sort of scared to trash all of 9 (I'm not quite sure why, but there you are), but is there really any reason to keep it on the HD?<br><br>Great wits are sure to madness near allied.--John Dryden, "Absalom and Achitophel"
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Loc: London, United Kingdom
It's all right for some I am having to run only OS 9 at the moment due to my dead motherboard and it is horrible after getting used to OS X.<br><br><br><br><br>Without sensibility no object would be given to us, without understanding no object would be thought. Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.<br>-- Immanuel Kant, "Critique of Pure Reason
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#9431 - 06/22/0204:07 PMRe: Get Rid of OS 9 Entirely??
I got rid of OS 9 a few months ago. True, you don't gain that much HD space back, but just the thought of having all vestiges of OS 9 gone are worth it. <br><br>I backed up all my OS X stuff (Users, Apps, anything essential), moved some OS 9 files (images, etc) to OS X. Then I got rid of everything OS 9. Later I did a full reinstall of OS X. <br><br>If you have no reason to boot into OS 9 anymore, then go for it. It's just nice to know you can be totally free of it. I have an older Mac that can't run OS X, can't remember the last time I booted the machine.<br><br>
well, i no longer have 9 on my main computer. i do have an old B&W 400 computer that is still running os 9.1 because i use an application called SPSS for my statistical analyses and it only works in 9...and doesn't work in the classic environment from within os x. as soon as the x upgrade appears for that app, i'll be done with os 9. i can't wait.<br><br>my university (otoh) is going to go with os 9 for at least another year. i keep classic installed on my laptop so i can "fit it" when i am on campus. the networking software doesn't work in os x yet. i sure wish some of the networking companies would hurry up and get with the os x thing (e.g., novell).<br><br>[color:blue] -sean</font color=blue>
Loc: London, England
I'd love to get rid of OS9, but alas my main app is QuarkXpress; need I say more! Even when the OSX version appears I doubt very much that my publisher is going to stump up the upgrade fee; I'm using 4.1. I'm still running Photoshop 5.5 because he feels the upgrade is unnecessary. He, of course, simply runs Excel, but felt it justifiable to get himself a Ti PowerBook a couple of months ago! I'm using his old G3 PB.<br><br>
Interesting. Where does your publisher think his "bread and butter" comes from... his Excel or your QX and PS? Maybe new software isn't critical at this time, but doing page layout on a small laptop is the pits. At the very least, you need a tower and decent monitor for your job. Some people's priorities, huh?<br><br>[color:red]Alec</font color=red>
Loc: London, England
To be fair, the PB suits me fine as I plug it in to a 17" monitor at work with an extended keyboard and mouse, and it gives me the flexibility to work at home where I ethernet it to my G4 iMac. It is a bit confusing at times having Macs running two completely different OSs, though.<br><br>
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