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Yes, this is a re-polling...
Authored by: robg on Mar 22, '04 01:28:42PM
It was nearly exactly a year ago that I asked this question for the first time. The final results in April of 2003 indicated that roughly 33% of you didn't use Classic any more, 30% used it "very rarely", and 11% of you had never used Classic.

So in the last 12 months, what's happened to the other 25%? Has your Classic use declined? Stayed the same? Gone up? How much longer will Classic be around for those of you who need it?

-rob.

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Classic is for Office
Authored by: jhaffner on Mar 22, '04 05:56:23PM

I primarily use Classic for Office 2001. I haven't seen any compelling reason to upgrade to Office X/2003/whatever in a long time. Even then, I only open those applications a couple of times a week.

Every once in a while I'll fire up an Adobe application (Photoshop, Illustrator), but not as a regular occurrence.

My classic use has declined, but not dramatically. Eventually, we'll get around to upgrading Office, but probably not until we're forced to do so by the OS.



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Yes, this is a re-polling...
Authored by: maclives on Mar 23, '04 01:01:04AM

I have Entourage 2001. What else can I do but run Classic? I don't want to give MSFT any more $ for it.



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Yes, this is a re-polling...
Authored by: peterjhill on Mar 23, '04 04:03:41PM

I do not have it installed on my laptop. It is on my desktop in case I want to play a reallllly old game.



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Yes, this is a re-polling...
Authored by: Ian Downie on Mar 23, '04 05:22:41PM

At work, I now have no Classic applications I use regularly, though I sometimes use GoLive 5.0 as my University is converting people to PCs by giving them new ones and providing Dreamweaver MX for the PC, and I don't have anything else for website maintenance on my PowerMac G4. I don't start up Classic on booting the machine as I usually do web editing on the PC.

At home, I use Gene for family history and, though a MacOS X version is promised, it's still not here. So my home machine starts up loading Classic as I use the program all the time. That's been the position ever since I moved to MacOS X.



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Yes, this is a re-polling...
Authored by: BlakeyRat on Mar 23, '04 07:04:02PM
Well, as long as Rapscallion remains the only decent (and non-alpha) MUD client for MacOS, I'm stuck using Classic all day every day.

The author has promised to release the source to it (see www.rapscallion.co.uk), but that website's said "Soon. Honest." for months and I'm not holding my breath for it. (Grah! Andy, it's GREAT that you released Rapscallion for free but PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE open up the source so we can get a decent MUD client on OS X!)

Anyway, I'd love to trash Classic, but it's not gonna happen anytime soon.

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Yes, this is a re-polling...
Authored by: tonyo on Mar 24, '04 07:40:44PM
I honestly can't remember the last time I used classic on either of my main workstations. I do have an old pb5300 running 8.6 that gets used rarely for numbering press sheets, but that's it.

That said, the only app i use when I do use classic is Cruciverbalist, a crossword layout program. My usage of the program is driven by free time, so it's no wonder that I rarely use classic! :) In fact, I may move the program onto the laptop so I can sit out on the porch and make my crosswords!

Just checked : last fired up Cruciverbalist on 12/23/2004. Free time, where are you? Tony

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Yes, this is a re-polling...
Authored by: Han Solo on Mar 25, '04 06:13:00PM
Just checked : last fired up Cruciverbalist on 12/23/2004. Free time, where are you?

Having a little trouble with the Date & Time setting on your Mac, are you...? ;)

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