os 9 R.I.P...

in Mac Software edited January 2014

I likve OS 9, its awesome, I am scared of X....I don't want apple to kill os 9 support and urge developers to do likewise...thats poopy...but I guess when I get my next computer I'm going to have to like X...lame, all the times I've used X its been a drag, Os 9 is sooo much easier and quicker...in my experience...I guess X is designed for g4s with stats that don't exist now(or just more ram)


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    mimacmimac Posts: 871member
    <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> Down with OS9!

    Its so clunky and OLD!

    OSX is like a breath of fresh air!
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    trevormtrevorm Posts: 841member
    I liked OS9 and was too reluctant ..... But installed and only ever booted OS9 once since (Just to see the speed of Clasic mode)

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    jambojambo Posts: 3,036member
    [quote]Originally posted by Wrong Ribbit:

    <strong>I guess X is designed for g4s with stats that don't exist now(or just more ram)


    X is RAM hungry but it costs so so little to toss another 512Mb stick into you Mac and it's really worth it.

    J :cool:
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    norfanorfa Posts: 171member
    CUseeme doesn't work in Classic, you have to reboot. Gpsy and Gypsy pro is a company with one programmer. They are still not planning to write for OSX. Those two programs get major use around my house. My desktop at home runs OS9 and I have no plans to change. I run OSX on my laptop, just in case somday I may be able to get rid of OS9 , but I'm not holding my breath.
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    aslanaslan Posts: 97member
    Sorry to say Apple is going to attempt to quickly get rid of it for you.

    Its too bad about Gypsy...whatever that may be....

    I suspect that its functionality will be reproduced in another app for OS X before long if it is actually a useful app with a half-decent user base.

    If not...well... time to startup a new software company or somesuch (provided there is a market niche)

    I loved OS 9 too. Now I can barely stand spending time in it and all because of OS X! Should say something about the productivity/coolness factor of X.

    I know a fairly large number of people being dragged kicking and screaming into X, only to find they were only deluding themselves with respect to the rigidity with which they were addressing their computing problem. OS X will not byte (hee hee) though it will slow older machines w/o sufficient RAM to an experience unacceptable to OS 9 advocates. This will be rememdied soon w/ Jag release, but I think that this may be the single factor that results in MacOS X seeming slower than 9 to most people. Trust me...the underpinnings are worth the questionable user experience (which is a temporary matter anyhow as just mentioned.)
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    moogsmoogs Posts: 4,296member
    OS 9 is for chickens and luddites.

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    serranoserrano Posts: 1,806member
    g3 450 512, 10.2 makes it feel like a whole new machine

    [ 05-18-2002: Message edited by: janitor ]</p>
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    buonrottobuonrotto Posts: 6,368member
    Apple isn't killing OS 9 support. They're just not planning on future development for it. In the words of Steve Jobs, (paraphrasing here) "Mac OS 9 isn't dead for our customers, but it is dead for you [developers]." The point is to focus on making OS X as fast and refined as OS 9 in terms of the system and the apps. But I'm sure both OS 9 and Classic will be around in one form or another for a few years to come.
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    jimmacjimmac Posts: 11,898member
    I installed Toast Titanium recently and had to do it in 9 first. Guess what? The computer crashed for the first time in months! Why you say.........extension conflict. Something I haven't had to deal with in a long time.

    If you like OS 9 ( more than a modern OS that may not be entirely finished or as polished as 9 has become over time ) then that's your business ( but I think you're out of you're mind ). The only thing I don't like about X is that it isn't as easy to find something has gone wrong. But, much less does so maybe that's a moot point.

    Nostalgia aside I don't have any problem letting go of 9.

    [ 05-19-2002: Message edited by: jimmac ]</p>
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    spiffsterspiffster Posts: 327member
    Having an original iBook, upgrading to OSX seemed like crazy. But, never the less, i did it anyway, there's no way im getting a computer now, I'm turing 16 in 2 years and have to save for a car. OS 10.0.x sucked. That pretty much explains that. But as soon as i got 10.1 my worries were gone. On my iBook, OS X is, dare i say it, as fast as 9 <img src="graemlins/surprised.gif" border="0" alt="[Surprised]" /> :eek: . And i only have 160 mb ram to boot!!

    Do it, get it over with, you'll never look back, it rules. :cool:
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