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"The Year of OS X:" Will history look at 2001 or 2002?

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I'm curious to hear what you all think about this topic. Will computer history look at 2001 as the year that OS X exploded and took off, or will 2002 bring the biggest year for our beloved OS?

In your opinion, include releases of software, features, and hardware updates to complement it and their significance in the year.

I'm personally torn on this. I think the end of 2001 (and all its software releases) and the actual release of OS X and X.1 earlier in the year make it a good contender; but I think 2002 is when the Macintosh as an entire computer system will take off tremendously. A great deal of thanks will be to OS X's influence.

I don't know.

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I will remember this as the year Apple sold beta-quality software for an OS. <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />

I will remember the hundred or more times I've had to reboot into OS9 this year because OSX wasn't finished enough.

I will remember the terrible growing pains I've had to endure while slowing down and accommodating OSX.

I will remember that even by the end of the year I could not use OSX on my one-year-old Mac 100% of the time because Apple sold me hardware that did not work properly in X.

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[edit] But hopefully '02 will make me a bit happier.

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post #3 of 11
I'll always remember 2001 because of how slow OS X was before 10.1 in September but I think the history will probably look at 2002 because that will be when OS X really takes off.
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Yeah the OS X change reminded me when I went from Win3.1 to Win95 <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
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[quote]Originally posted by Sinewave:
<strong>Yeah the OS X change reminded me when I went from Win3.1 to Win95 <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>

Must be a great memory.
post #6 of 11
I think history will lok at 2004 when apple finally realizes that they have to make computers accessible to people again and make the hackers dig for the deep stuff as an option unstead as a simple operating necessity.

but then history won't last much further than that anyway . . .
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post #7 of 11
We don't know what will happen in 2002. If OSX gets huge and popular and such then definitely 2001 since this is the year of release.
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2002 will be Apple's year.

The G5 will take the processor world by storm.

The LCD iMac will re-invent the iMac.

Apple's creative designs will continue.

OS X will mature.
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post #9 of 11
2002, because Macs will finnally ship with OS X as the default OS. Any Windows user who buys a Mac today isn't going to know what OS X is, or how to switch to it. THAT'S YOUR FAULT APPLE. FIX IT! While OS 9 is not bad, OS X is better. We don't want people complaining that Office office won't install because they have the wrong OS loaded. OS X is what Apple needs to convince people the Macintosh platform is not a joke.
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If 2K2 is the year of the X and not 2001by the this time next year I am going to have orgasms every time I use my Pismo. And I don´t even do LimeWire or Carracho if you know what I mean.

X is great even now when it still miss some fundamental features. When cut´n´paste work between every app and all programs take advantage of services (and more offer them) it will be OSNirvana. Small things like the UI file handling (like open and save function in programs) and the dock menues are often the most impressive part of it and make anything so easy.

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[quote]Originally posted by Keeksy:
<strong>2002, because Macs will finnally ship with OS X as the default OS. Any Windows user who buys a Mac today isn't going to know what OS X is, or how to switch to it. THAT'S YOUR FAULT APPLE. FIX IT! While OS 9 is not bad, OS X is better. We don't want people complaining that Office office won't install because they have the wrong OS loaded. OS X is what Apple needs to convince people the Macintosh platform is not a joke.</strong><hr></blockquote>

I'm sure they'd know at least a little about OS X. There is documentation and everything on it with the computers. If they got the computer in a store, especially an Apple Store, they'd see OS X all over the place.
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