“Phil Schiller, Apple’s VP of worldwide marketing, has gone on the record to suggest March as the date when new Macs ship with OS X as default. Macs have shipped with both the old and the new operating systems preloaded since May, but with OS 9.x as default, and Apple has been pretty cagey so far on even suggesting a date for the big switch.” TheRegister reports.
MacOSX Set for Mac Default in March
2001-11-23 macOS 5 Comments
well, i for one am thrilled. Just wanted to express my joy in this forum
/oliver @ fujaka.dk
I’m thrilled that I’ve found the cure for my insomnia…
I have a G4 500 with 256 megs of ram and the thing just flys.
This is the first OS interface that actualy stays out of your way. I always had issues with the mac because of the right mouse button not being a part of the experience, but now you actualt can access lists of options with it. the interface is smooth and consistent, it is pretty, and if you run legasy programs, and have the classic environment loaded at boot, the program looks as if it is running nativly under OS X….although I don’t know why the could not just do what Wine does and add the API as an extention so that you can runn programs from < X versions without having to load the clasic environment. however, the classic environment runns quick and seemlessly with aqua.
Classic has only a 10% speed hit and runs most programs. Instead Jeremy wants something like Wine which is much worse at running software and took many years to develop.
And BTW, the API does exist. It’s called Carbon. Apple just decided not too redo the OS with all it’s cruft and bugs, but to leave out the crap. This requires some modifications by the developers, but gets you a real MacOS X app.
you missed my point then answered my call all in one statment…good job.
Wine took so long because it is trying to emulate a closed API. a Wine like system that is produced by _APPLE_ would take all of 6 months to get out the door initialy since they _HAVE_ full access to the API. and apparently they have done this with the Carbon API, but with a bit more work for the programmers since they have to modify a few things then recompile and redistrobute.
personaly, on the topic on carbonized apps, I think that those apps should just be sold for an upgrade cost to previouse owners for around $20. this would let the user maintain his or her investment and let them move to the new OS, plus, it would allow the company to keep him or her as a customer for the next Aqua release of the software, which is the natural progression of the apps.