Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th Mar 2011 17:24 UTC
Mac OS X Ten years ago, to the day. March 24, 2001, the first official released version of Mac OS X went on sale, for USD 129. It was a massive step up and a massive step down from MacOS 9 at the same time - technically way more advanced, but clearly still in its infancy and pretty much unusable. Kernel panics, crashes, incredibly slow, and lacking many key features. It was so bad, in fact, that Mac OS X 10.1 was released as a free upgrade. Of course, we geeks know that Mac OS X is technically a lot older, but alas, let's just celebrate these 10 years. Maybe Lion will finally bring a usable non-crashing Finder!
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Platinum consistent? You kidding right?

I can understand aesthetically preferences, for colors as they say there are tastes. And I do prefer "squarish" GUIs to Aqua's roundness. But just say so, do not try to justify it with an argument which is so patently false. Classic MacOS may have had a simpler GUI, but consistency was one of its main attributes. It may have looked "more consistent" when compared to the wild west of GUIs at the time.

Edited 2011-03-24 23:21 UTC

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