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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RE: Wow!
by marblesbot on Thu 24th Mar 2011 23:30 UTC in reply to "Wow!"
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I TOTALLY wanted a Mac back then! I was so in love with the UI. My Windows XP desktop still has an OSX theme! I even fell for all the fanboy bragging of the stability and usability of Macs. Until I was forced to use them. So, I guess they ARE very easy to use, but, I can get those suckers to crash in minutes, multiple times a day. Of course, if that's your goal, you will succeed. That aside, I don't know if the OSX UI was revolutionary, but the hardware that it was installed on forced x86 hardware makers to make their product better looking. That's what I believe, anyway.

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