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!
What better way to celebrate than by watching Steve Jobs unveil Mac OS X 10.0 at MacWorld in 2000? Parts 1, 2, and 3, for your viewing pleasure.
Ten years ago, I thought, “Wow! I gotta get a Mac! I want I want I want!” Back then, I was using Linux as much as I was using Windows.
Ten years later, I use almost exclusively Windows. I have a soft spot for FreeBSD, but my cheap-o laptop has severe graphics problems with the free ATI drivers, and fglrx is only available for Linux.
I did recently install Leopard and got it running, but my network adapters don’t work, so it’s kinda pointless.
I still want a Mac, but I wouldn’t be surprised if I never own one.
EDIT: Umm… forgot to proofread.
Edited 2011-03-24 18:46 UTC