Jaguar: Time to Stop Pussyfooting Around
Subject:   Pro Change Camp is Missing The Point
Date:   2002-08-06 13:06:36
From:   digitaldoc
At least for me the issue is not that I'm technology phobic, but rather that the technology provided by Apple and by the 3rd party vendors whose products I use either prevents useful work in OS X and Classic (e.g., incomplete driver support for printers and scanners)*, or fails to work as well as the OS 9 equivalent (e.g., Filemaker Pro and Virtual PC)*, or is an expensive upgrade for no real benefit (e.g., Photoshop)*.

That's plenty of reason not to upgrade based solely on the merits, not phobias.


* In my humble opinion.

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  • Pro Change Camp is Missing The Point
    2002-08-07 02:49:42  timmyers [View]

    I can see your point (and I'm strongly pro change). 10.2 should address several of the issues with scanning and print that have held some people back. As for FMPro and VPC that's down to them and not Apple to sort out their application issues but they ARE doing it because they recognise they have little if any future in the OS9 versions of their products. At some point most if not all of the new apps and the updates to existing ones will be OSX only and the hardware will only support OS9 with the Classic layer (no booting into OS9). I still think that at least installing OSX on your machines even as a dual boot and getting you and your users familiar with it will pay dividends in the end. You WILL have to switch at some point, Apple will give you no choice and when that happens you may as well hit the ground running rather than trip and fall.