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With which major OS X version did you make OS X your *primary* OS?

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Predating the public beta 79 (2.28%)
Public Beta (Sep 2000) 326 (9.42%)
10.0 (Mar 2001) 656 (18.96%)
10.1 (Sep 2001) 1,281 (37.02%)
10.2 (Aug 2002) 968 (27.98%)
Planning on 10.3 92 (2.66%)
Not sure when, but someday... 23 (0.66%)
It will never be my primary OS 27 (0.78%)
Other 8 (0.23%)
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10.1 ... and everytime it gets better!
Authored by: gio on Jul 04, '03 06:37:48PM

I begun using X as my main OS with 10.1.3, only because previously I didn't have a powerful enough machine.

Since then every new major release (and sometimes also the minor ones) has been a very appreciated surprise to me...

I wonder for how many years Apple will be able to keep innovating in such a wonderful way!

It's been less than a year ago, when I was cheering at Jaguar's new features...
And now, Panther promises to be even better!

Giovanni Orsoni

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Authored by: dave1212 on Jul 04, '03 09:21:43PM

same here.. 10.1 for the most part, although I was waiting for my 2 main apps for what seemed like an eternity :) (Director and Reason)


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Authored by: ihafro on Jul 04, '03 11:14:39PM

I hopped on the OSX bandwagon not soon after Ryan Remple finished up on XPostFacto (back then it was called UnsupportedUtility X) version 1.0b9.

Loaded 10.1 up on an old Umax S900 with a Powerlogix G3/220. Talk about overheating, I had it overclocked to 315MHz with 4 fans inside the case! The old world hacks had been out for only about a month.

I haven't looked back at OS9 since. In fact, I only would use OS9 if I decided that I needed by blood pressure to go up.

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Authored by: NeuralNet03 on Jul 05, '03 12:13:15PM

Despite having used 10.1, I had to have USB printer support. I knew it was coming in 10.2 (in the form of CUPS), and when I found Gimp-Print, I knew the gods had answered my prayers.
10.3 promises to deliver on the DevTools that I need (a decent IDE), and once I get a more powerful machine (the 233 G3 iMac doesn't cut it), life will be grand.

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Rhapsody Baby
Authored by: nummi on Jul 05, '03 06:33:14PM

I always have Rhapsody running on my 7500/100 !

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Rhapsody Baby
Authored by: iPodder on Jul 06, '03 09:17:15PM

Where did you get Rhapsody? Or are you just kidding?

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Rhapsody Baby
Authored by: Maxwell on Jul 11, '03 10:35:57AM

I do too have it my collection of CDs and also made it work on a 7500 :) that was a real weird thing :)

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Authored by: NetCurl on Jul 07, '03 09:34:48AM

...but that was because I got a new G4 laptop, and before that, my old Power Center Pro 210 wouldn't run X reliably. I haven't booted into OS 9 since January, and I haven't loaded classic since probably Feburary. I think it's about time to take off OS 9...

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Authored by: edarkarchon on Jul 10, '03 11:42:56AM

My 600Mhz. iBook came with 10.1 and it was painfully slow and 10.2 made it useable

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Authored by: Makosuke on Jul 10, '03 04:08:37PM

I installed 10.0 the day it was released and arrived at my house via FedEx, with the intent of never going back to Classic again.

I had to force myself a bit at first, being so ingraned with the OS9 way of things, but I wouldn't even consider looking back now.

And heck, I'm a happy camper with Jaguar, so it's weird to see all the positive comments about improvements in 10.3.

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Public Beta -- OUCH!
Authored by: newbish on Jul 11, '03 09:30:50AM
I had no choice when I first started with OS X -- Apple's installer had all the standard warnings about installing a beta OS. I noted them and went on about the installation as I had done dozens of times before when playing with a new OS.

What Apple neglected to mention about the PB install was that it rewrote the computer's boot ROMs, not just the hard drive's boot track! So I was completely unable to return to OS 9! Oh, well. I felt completely foolish, but sometimes you have to learn the hard way...

Initially, I didn't like it. The first thing that stuck in my craw -- aside from the rewritten boot ROM -- was the three "candy" buttons for window control. My reaction was, "My God! It's Windoze!" Fortunately, it took me only a minute or two to realize that there was more function in those three buttons depending on context, than what the Windows offering had.

For the most part, it was simply a matter of getting used to a new interface. In about two weeks, I knew there was no way I would voluntarily go back to OS 9.

The transition was and has not been an easy one. I lost the use of most of my graphics programs, and had to resort to using them in Windows until each one appeared in OS X. Indeed, the last and most important piece of my arsenal -- form-Z -- was only released for OS X a couple of months ago. Yes, I could use Classic mode for some things, but on an older G3 it was slow. And one thing about 3D design is that crashing is one of the key features of any 3D program. The classic mode was just that much more unstable. But it certainly gave me the opportunity to view OS X and Windows side by side over an extended period of time. Though Windows certainly improved with 2000 and XP, it still hasn't got the same oomph that OS X does.

One of the first things I loved about OS X, was the ability to super-customize it! I was aghast when I was reading comments from users saying that it was more difficult to customize than OS 9. The key power to any UNIX-based operating system is the ability to customize it. If there isn't a command available to perform something you do regularly, then you can add it to the system. Want a GUI interface for that command? It really isn't all that difficult either, even for a novice, to set something up with the Developer Tools Apple supplies. Want to add something to the menu? Learn XML, and Apple's interface will fall open wide to you!

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