[quote]Originally posted by JW Pepper:
Sorry, can't agree. I have a B & W G3-300 now upgraded with a Sonnet G4-500 and the finder is still terrible.
I have just upgraded to Office X from 2001 and there is no doubt that Office X is slower the 2001 in Classic.
OS X is just not ready for mainstream. Anyone considering moving to OS X from say a windows machine will be horrified by the sluggishness of the interface. Apple has to address this issue before the product is ready for mainstream.
Most of the popular apps run quite sucessfully in classic so that is not a good reason not to install it as default. The print centre is dreadful and so is driver support.
Apple can't aford to get this one wrong and forcing people to use this version of X isn't the right thing to do.
finder is seperate and its slowness is not realted to Quartz... it's related to how crappy a program it is.
Office X runs great on my G4/400. Office 2001 ran like crap in 9.1
there is definitely room for improvement in the responsiveness of the GUI but its usable now on most machines 300Mhz and higher.
and you have to remember, the topic at hand is discussing when 10.x will be default OS on NEW machines. On new machines the GUI speed is not a major problem if a problem at all. it doesn't matter how poorly it works on older hardware fr it to be default.