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[2]: Wow!
by iinlane on Fri 25th Mar 2011 11:22 UTC in reply to "RE: Wow!"
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2010-09-17

It was quite revolutionary. For example it took 7+ years for Microsoft to copy the pdf display model (Avalon, WPF) that allowed all kinds of effects. I think the first release of the WPF is actually the reason Vista sucked so much at first.

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