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10.0 Public Beta 28 (0.54%)
10.0.x 4 (0.08%)
10.1.x 35 (0.68%)
10.2.x 619 (11.96%)
10.3.x 4,172 (80.60%)
10.4 Pre-Alpha 181 (3.50%)
I'm still on OS 9 or earlier 74 (1.43%)
I don't own a Mac yet 48 (0.93%)
Other? 15 (0.29%)
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Other!
Authored by: yellow on Feb 12, '04 09:06:57AM

I'm running Longhorn for Mac. Due out in 2010.



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Little perspective please!
Authored by: paulrob on Feb 12, '04 01:41:30PM

And where's the Windows <spit> choice? Wouldn't it be true to say that on the same scale the Window's option bar would probably stretch right around the equator?

So 10.3.x users couldn't be described as even one drop in the ocean.

That 10.4 needs to be good, and the G6 faster-than-a-speeding-bullet.



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Little perspective please!
Authored by: jorn_k on Feb 12, '04 02:37:40PM

The question was about which version of OS X people were running. Unsure what you're ranting about or why. We noticed you. Feel better? :)



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So which bit of it was too confusing for you?
Authored by: biglug on Feb 12, '04 09:23:07PM

So which bit of it was too confusing for you? The question relates to MacOS-X, but if you run on another system you're able to answer 'I don't own a mac yet'.

As this is a poll on a mac-related web site and not a statistical anaysis of world computing trends I'd say it's quite amazing that anyone is answering that way, but there you go.



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re: Little perspective please!
Authored by: mrpresident47 on Feb 15, '04 07:53:48PM

Posted by paulrob

"Wouldn't it be true to say that on the same scale the Window's option bar would probably stretch right around the equator?"
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The scale is displayed as a percentage, genius.



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OSX vs. OS9
Authored by: chris_on_hints on Feb 16, '04 03:38:18PM

What amazes me is that Apple mentioned that only 40% of mac users have gone up to OSX.... i know a couple of macs still running OS9.2 which are crying out to be upgraded. I find them a pain to use, but the owner just "doesnt have time" to upgrade. What are they all waiting for? OS11??!!



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OSX vs. OS9
Authored by: Azark on Feb 19, '04 04:53:24PM

I'm a kind of mac hotline for all my friends using macs.
On +/- 20 macs, 4 are on OSX (two are mine)

For some of my collectors, the reason why are obvious ;)
(mac+ (OS6), classic color(OS7), quadra 900(a/ux), etc.)

For the rest, the main reasons are:

Old hardware or not enough RAM or disk space, don't want to upgrade.
(i.e.One of them has a Bondi blue with 32MB, I convinced him to buy 128MB and install 0S 9, and that was hard ;)

Still not all soft ported or have to pay to upgrade. This is mainly in audio pro domain. (ever checked how much a Waves bundle cost?)

Don't forget people using macs at work (i.e.in education) where they're still using OS 9 on 'old' iMacs...

Lot's of people don't even know what is OS X, they use the system installed when they bought it.

This is a pain for me as i'm slowly forgetting about OS 9 tricks...


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OSX vs. OS9
Authored by: klktrk on Feb 21, '04 12:23:26AM

Of course, this poll is going to be heavily skewed in OS X's favor, since it's called macosxhints.com, not macoshints.com. Secondly, a good majority of visitors here are somewhat to very geeky, meaning they have to have the latest upgrade or they'll die.
Most other people just simply use their computers. And if you're typing letters, you might as well be using Mac OS 6.

K



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Older Mac
Authored by: richaber on Feb 21, '04 01:46:13PM

Some of us can't afford a nice new speedy G5, I'm still running 10.1.5 on a 350MHz G3 Blueberry. The Gig of ram and speedy new 60GB HD help, but I don't know that I could run 10.2 or 10.3 on this iMac. I'll upgrade my OS when I upgrade my hardware (and at current Mac prices, that could be another year).



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Older Mac
Authored by: xavierbdm on Feb 21, '04 02:28:49PM

Actually, for having upgraded an old Lime 2nd gen iMac (was it a 266MHz inside? can't remember) with 6gig of Hd and 196meg of RAM from 10.1 to 10.2 then to 10.3, I can assure you that 10.3 IS the best OS of the all three. So go ahead, jump in, and you'll see it gets snappier and feels better (and with RAM and HD you have, you'd be feeling very good).
No need for a G5, rest assured.

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Older Mac
Authored by: DavidRavenMoon on Feb 23, '04 08:49:50AM
I'm typing this on a G4/400 with 512 MB RAM running OS X 10.3.2. It runs fine, even if it's not the fastest Mac in the sea.

My G4/466 with 1 GB runs 10.3.2 even better! So you don't need a new G5 to run Panther.

And for all your Jaguar users on older hardware... the upgrade to Panther is well worth it, as it runs faster on older hardware.

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Tells you something...
Authored by: Makosuke on Feb 16, '04 04:15:51PM

Boy, gives you a pretty dramatic idea of what the power users (or at least the ones who like to get the most out of their Macs, and so come here) are using.

Obviously, the 9.x option isn't exactly going to be popular among readers here given the site it's on, but I'm surprised how many of us have jumped to 10.3. Of course, having used it, I can see why, but still...



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Tells you something...
Authored by: robg on Feb 16, '04 07:07:43PM

Completely non-scientific, of course, but I find it interesting that more people claim to be on 10.0.x than on 10.1!

-rob.



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Tells you something...
Authored by: cudaboy_71 on Feb 17, '04 02:10:23PM

accuse me of ballot stuffing if you like. but, i answered 10.3 for my home machine, and os9 for my work machine.

your assumption is right tho, i wouldnt be looking here at all if i was not running X somewhere. i suspect the 23 (last count) os9 users are probably in the same boat.

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Hibernation?
Authored by: plbogart on Feb 17, '04 10:01:18PM

What's with the OSX Beta tally? Either it's a joke or a few people love playing with their system clock settings.

On a side note, what ever happened to the ability to hibernate OSX that I remember hearing about when Panther was in development? My "Oh, hell, it's a Dell" at work has this in XP and is usefull to have when I boot it up after a weekend. Starts Windoze right where I left off. Anything that minimizes the reloading of stuff at boot has my vote - especially on anything The Knighted One Of Redmond has gotten his fingers on.



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Hibernation?
Authored by: Radha Venkat on Feb 19, '04 02:50:27PM

Ah yes, but remember that Redmond's mantra is "Reboot early, reboot often." I power cycle every bloody chance I get -- prevents bsods.



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Hibernation?
Authored by: plbogart on Feb 19, '04 04:12:30PM

Sort of the digital equivilent of flossing. Reboot to get rid of that unsightly Windows plaque build-up or your hard drive will eventually get gingavitas.



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Hibernation?
Authored by: Mikey-San on Feb 20, '04 01:18:49AM

Why not sleep the unit and come back on Monday morning to a machine that's not only right where you left off, but just as zippy as it was when you left work previously.

We're not talking about XP here, where you need to reboot regularly to keep it happy.



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Hibernation?
Authored by: plbogart on Feb 20, '04 10:20:11PM

I put both my G4 at home and the Dell at work to sleep during the week but I personally don't like leaving a system at work powered with no one there during the weekend - especially a Windows system. Hibernation is pretty much like "sleep mode" except that Hibernation will turn the power off until the next time the system is booted bringing everything back to the state it was at prior to hibernation or as if it had been woken from sleep.



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10.3.3 beta
Authored by: lotas on Feb 24, '04 10:20:41AM

Im running the beta of 10.3.3. that should be an option. :)

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10.3.3 beta
Authored by: Cap'n Hector on Feb 26, '04 12:14:18PM

10.4 isn't being seeded at this point…



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