Over the past year, there has been a lot of debate over the merits of OS X. Last summer, while Steve Jobs and a few select fanatics where touting Apple's newest OS as the greatest single thing that had ever happened for the Mac platform, most users remained unimpressed. Complaints were numerous and ranged from subtile things like GUI annoyances to more serious problems including speed issues and broken features. Of course what keep most people away from OS X was not a flaw in the operating system itself, but rather its lack of 3rd party support as OS X native programs have only recent begun to ship in masse. Now that we are up to version 10.1.2 however, most of the initial issues with the operating system itself have been resolved, and just about every mac developer is showing full support for the new OS. While thousands of Mac users have switched to OS X, a significant percent have not. Speed still appears to be an issue, except the same users who prefer OS 9 are the same ones who own the oldest machines. While Apple claims OS X will run on any Mac with a G3 and 128MB of RAM, most experts will tell you unless you have better than a 500MHz CPU and 256MB of RAM, don't bother with OS X. This angers many Mac users, but we must understand that OS X is a next generation operating system not meant to run on previous generation hardware. This is the price we must pay for a legacy free OS. It is simply not possible to support both old and new hardware without sacrifising functionality on either side. Apple made the choice to drop legacy support, so it would be free to make its OS as future proof as possible. OS X, after all, is based on the core technology that will drive Macs for the next decade. It would be foolish then, to target that technology towards a three year old machine. I know this makes some of you angry, but atleast try to understand where Apple is coming from. Many of the features that Apple chose to include in OS X are just too demanding for old hardware. I think once the operating system matures and developers begin to harness more of its power, people will finally understand why Apple did what they did. In the mean time, if you are already in love with OS X, that's great. Just understand that many people have to reason to be impressed yet. Be patient and be civil. Change is never easy, so if you still use OS 9, I'm sure you have your reasons, and I will no longer bug you. I hope you're ****ing happy cow!