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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OS X networking is horrible
by 3rdalbum on Sat 26th Mar 2011 06:36 UTC
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The university I used to go to used OS X as server platform AND as the OS for the client machines. The network would go down at the drop of a hat, and after it did, any client that attempted to access the network would get the spinning beachball of death. Which would usually cause the machine to be unusable until force-restarted.

Really, if you're going to put Macs into an organisation's network, then the organisation should find you a different role. Quickly.

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