“Mad Echidna” has posted an article about his migration from a Linux based PC to an old iMac in this article. My Take: My reply to his annoyances:1. Programs don’t close
That’s how the Mac works, it is in fact a system where shortcuts must be used to get a better experience out of it. On the Mac, I use more shortcuts than under any other system (I am a visual, mouse person). ALT+W/Q will do the job.
2. Constant handholding
I never needed such a feature with the Mac.
3. Lack of a media player
Apple is in the business of evangelizing their products, don’t expect Windows or Real codecs to be supported. Simply download these respective apps from their sites, and VLC as well.
Two (plus Java). One is the legacy Carbon, and the other one is the native Cocoa. Cocoa supports both interfaces, Carbon supports one (I think). I don’t like inconsitencies either, but at least this is a sexy one.
5. Legacy support
I have to agree with this. Mac OS 9 should have been installed by default with OSX, so users can run their old apps.
6. Theme support
There is a third party hack to add theme support.
7. 3D acceleration
Weird that your box doesn’t support 3D acceleration. From what I know, all old iMacs did have an ATi Rage 8/16 MBs AGP card and 3D games are accelerated just fine. Maybe you mean that it doesn’t support QuartzExtreme? In that case that ain’t Apple’s fault. QuartzExtreme (and Longhorn’s 3D engine) require lots of VRAM and brand new features that are not found on old 3D cards. You need a Radeon/GeForce and above to get QE support.