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Discussion in 'Mac' started by Moose, Feb 1, 2001.

  1. Moose

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    This has come up before but I still haven't found any rock solid info to satisfy my needs. So here it is again. When you buy OSX will it come with OS 9? Is this a "buy two OS" situation or buy X get 9?

    I am still looking for a definate answer!
     
  2. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    I don't think there is a definate answer to that yet. But I was reading somewhere that rumors are indicating that OS 9.5 will ship bundled with OS X 1.0. OS 9.5 is supposed to be a major revision to the Classic OS that will serve as a transition over to OS X.
     
  3. cowofwar

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    If they're going to bundle 9.5 with os x then I'd pay a bit extra.

    DON'T DOWNLOAD OS X!!!! GIVE APPLE YOUR SUPPORT!!!

    Anyways, I hear Steve stripped out a bunch of features from 9.1 in preparation for 9.5. It'd make sense to ship them together because there are many programs that won't be carbonized or cocoaed.
     
  4. Moose

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    I am going to buy OS X a month or so after it's release. I am a little leary as to how stable it will be. Actually that is a total lie, I fear the change. I also fear that things will not run as well in 9 (classic) as they do now. I have so much stuff that is for classic only. It hurts! But I have faith.
     
  5. cowofwar

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    KAPAM!!!

    Right off the apple website, top right hand corner.

    http://www.apple.com/macosx/

    That dispells the os 9.5 myth.
     
  6. Moose

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    Nice! I hope that it will operate with 9.5, assuming it is out not too long after X is released.
     
  7. Autolycus

    Autolycus Forum Moderator

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    well, somehow i got airport running under OS X. guess there's some kind of phantom extension or something in the 4k17 build. i havent tried any classic apps yet because of the whole no 3D support for Radeon, oh well... thats why i partitioned my drive and kept 9.1
     
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    Airport support is implemented into 4k17
     
  9. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    Moose

    I feared OS X for a long time too. Even when I got the beta and was playing with it for a while I was fearful. I didn't like the beta that much. But many of the features that were missing from the beta were added to OS X at MacWorld. And now that I've used the beta more I like it a lot. It's soooooo much better. It DOES take some getting used to, but once you get used to it you'll never look back.

    note: the performance increase was very noticable when I upgraded my RAM from 192 to 320. This is obviously an OS that likes lots of RAM.
     
  10. Moose

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    I will keep that in mind. I need to pick up another 128 MB while it is cheap. I have 320 now with one open slot. So I figure what the hell. I have plastic to plop it on!
     
  11. cowofwar

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    at http://www.macosrumors.com they say that the newest builds on a fast machine can run comfortably with 96 megs of RAM. 64 if you push it.

    Everything has been optimized. 10 second boot up with a fast machine and hard-drive, much less disk spinning icon occurances. :D :D :D :D :D
     

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