Article:
  Jaguar: Time to Stop Pussyfooting Around
Subject:   It's simple; Change or Die
Date:   2002-08-05 07:45:44
From:   timmyers
Why should you change? Because OS9 is a blind alley, a dead end, the end of the evolution of that code base.


Sure you can stick with it but you're going nowhere, there will be no more OS9 upgrades, the rest of the Mac world will leave you dead in the dust in a few months as OSX becomes the only bootable OS that new Mac hardware will support.


OSX is the future and the future is now, you need to get up to speed with it and you need to do it asap before the learning curve gets steeper. When OSX came out I downloaded all those little utils that make it more like OS9, today I'm not using a single one and having to use a machine with OS9 is so alien it's as bad as using Windows. Hell I don't even have OS9 on my PowerBook anymore.


It's Quark and their ilk that need a solid kick up the backside for dragging their feet over carbonizing Xpress and breaking the Apple programming guidelines so their stuff runs poorly in Classic.


I'm an IT manager for a design and manufacturing company, we have 15 G4 towers. I have OSX loaded on every single Mac that will support it and I have my users getting used to running it 24/7 and only booting back into OS9 to run Quark, and soon that will be over as we move to InDesign because Quark won't get it's act together fast enough. We DO have bureaus that will take InDesign files and they will be getting our business.


Evolution? It's a tough thing for some to accept but for those who do the future is bright, very bright indeed.

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  • It's simple; Change or Die
    2002-08-07 15:10:44  macwoman [View]

    YOU WISH. Apple will be dead because of this nonsense faster than 9 will become unusable. What you should have said was, Change or Apple will die....and most of us won't because X is the hockey puck of operating systems and we all wish it would wither on the vine and die die DIE!!!!!!!!!!!
    • It's simple; Change or Die
      2002-08-08 04:39:48  timmyers [View]

      I doubt it. OS 9 will be dead and burried long before Apple bites the dust and no I don't beleive that most people wish OS X would die, quite the opposite, most of us have been hoping for a stable modern OS from Apple for quite some time and now they are delivering it. It's apparent that YOU don't like it, well there are alternative platforms out there, perhaps one of them would suit you better. Change can be hard to accept and it's clear that OS X isn't for everyone but it will suit the vast majority of Mac users just fine.
  • It's simple; Change or Die
    2002-08-06 11:40:38  clvrmnky [View]

    Don't forget semi-pro music production. There are very few real choices for the post-hardware musician. Here's to hoping that Apple's aquisition of Emagic get's _that_ sorted out.
    • It's simple; Change or Die
      2002-08-07 02:38:49  timmyers [View]

      I'm in full agreement here. Shame that ProTools isn't further along the route to OSX compatibility though. Apple saw a hole in the fabric and patched it by buying Logic. That should help spur Steinberg along to get Cubase SX out the door 1st quarter 2002 and get those audio/midi apps flowing ;-)