I was lucky enough today to sit-in on Jason Snell’s Mac OS 10.1 demo today at the Mac Computer Expo in Santa Rosa, CA. Jason is a MacWorld magazine editor and an all around knowledgeable computer guy.
He was running Mac OS 10.1 on a 500 MHz G3 iBook. I’ve been using Mac OS X on my 400 MHz Pismo since its first release. After watching Jason’s demo today, the first thing that comes to mind is, “Wow! What a difference a ‘point one’ can make.”
Performance was smooth in all areas including DVD playback. The improved Finder showed many refinements. Networking capabilities have been enhanced to the point that Mac OS X is compatible in just about any environment.
It appears to me that Mac OS 10.1 is the release for the rest of the world. This will be especially true after Microsoft Office 10 hits the streets in early November.
Unless you make your living using an application that hasn’t been Carbonized yet such as Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, it’s time to start looking at Apple’s new operating system. From my perspective, this is the “real” Mac OS X.
If you’ve had a peek at Mac OS 10.1, i’d like to hear your reactions.