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  The Changing Mac Community
Subject:   Mac OS X = change; people don't like change
Date:   2002-03-11 11:19:54
From:   simx
I've been using a Mac since I got my first Mac Plus, and I've been using Mac OS X since OS X 10.1 came out (since that was the only usable version on my computer). I love OS X, but I can understand why people don't want to move to OS X.


What it all boils down to is change. Mac OS X is the epitome of the word "change". UNIX underpinnings, totally revamped interface, new ways of doing things, totally different menus in the Finder, Dock, new Apple menu, etc. People are ingrained into their Mac OS 9 habits and they don't want to take the trouble to learn the Mac all over again (even though it isn't nearly that hard to learn Mac OS X from Mac OS Classic as it is to learn Windows from Mac OS Classic). But when you immerse yourself in OS X and learn how to do things, you'll find yourself loving it, and doing things much faster with OS X.


Come in. The water's warm. Or should I say, the Aqua's warm. :)

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  • Mac OS X = change; people don't like change
    2002-03-12 03:30:43  steve53e [View]

    Change isn't the only issue here! For starters, OS-X is downright slow. While Aqua is nice looking, it does little for the overall performance of OS-X. Apple should have released a dumbed down theme with OS-X for those people who can barely tolerate OS-X in it's current state. Secondly, there are compatibility issues. Almost every peripheral in my office is incompatible with OS-X. And while you can lay blame with whomever you want, the point remains that I'm not willing to go out and spend tens of thousands of dollars to replace perfectly good peripherals for the sake of running OS-X. Don't get me wrong. I like OS-X and use it on my home computer. And while OS-X is the future of Apple and has potential to greatly impact the Mac community, it will never see the light of day in my business until the myriad of speed and compatibility issues are cleared up.