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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I'm not a particular fan of Mac OS X's interface. I would've preferred a modernisation of Platinum

That was Rhapsody/Mac OS X Server 1.x... it looked awful. You also need to contend with the fact, it's just not the same OS. It was an OS with a subset of the old Classic Mac API (Carbon) and a way to emulate the rest of the OS (Classic). If you had anything to do with the ALPHA and BETA program, Aqua was a progression that was more or less made sense.

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It looked awful? I still consider Rhapsody the best looking desktop system of all time. Imagine if they had actually finished the thing!

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