Re: digital question #2

From: Sandy King ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 08/01/04-10:39:58 AM Z
Message-id: <a0602045abd32cb29925a@[]>


I resisted switching over to Mac OS 10 for a very long time. In fact,
I installed it once about three years ago and felt a little lost with
the navigation features and went back to System 9.2. However, I
finally made a full switch about a year ago and am now very glad I
did. And even though it is true that certain devices and software
will not work with OS 10 you always have ghe option of working in
Classic operating system, which comes as OS 9.2.2 with OS 10.

On the whole my opinion now is that OS 10 (I am currently running
10.2.8) offers quite a number of enhancement features that make my
Mac G-4 an easier machine to work with. This is especially true in
the area of driver installation, network use, and ease with which
updates to software are can be obtained and installed.

I do still miss certain features about OS 9 however, especially the
ease of navigation which for me is still more complicated with OS 10.


>On Sat, 31 Jul 2004, Dennis Moser wrote:
>>On my "other" production machine (a PowerMac 8500) I'm running OS
>>9.2.2...and I use the Canon Browser tools to workflow the images.
>>It takes some digging to get it working properly, but the wonderful
>>thing about it is being able to use/convert the RAW images. Because
>>I'm using 9.2.2, I also cannot use Photoshop CS on that
>>machine...Photoshop CS is a wonderful incentive to upgrade to OS X,
>>as it will handle the Canon RAW format "automagically" and the File
>>Browser feature is quite handy.
>I have got OS 10 sitting in a drawer full of garlic with a silver
>spike through its heart. None of my present very satisfactory (and
>expensive) peripherals will work with it... as I mentioned in the
>past, a couple of really fine scanners they don't make any more,
>ditto printers and programs (data base, Pagemaker, etc. etc.) won't
>work with 10. (Read "What Happened" last page of P-F #8, for an
>overview of the tragicomedy.)
>In other words, the mental, physical, aesthetic, psychological and
>financial cost of 10 would be far more than any benefit from
>iphoto... As for Photoshop CS, from what I've read, it doesn't do
>anything I want to do...
>As I may have mentioned, generally speaking my experience with
>"upgrades" is that they ruin a good program (as Microsoft did to MSW
>5.1 ... to their eternal shame). In fact even the industry starts
>to admit it has reached the point of diminishing returns... as
>suggested in an article in NY Times last week (clearly I was ahead
>of the curve on that)... I have managed to misplace that article,
>but will look for it... It in fact explained Microsoft's feeler
>about returning the 32 million $$ to investors as because there's no
>place left to put it.
>Meanwhile, a simple fix: Aadding the text of each shot to its title
>is helping me out of the limbo ... I've only done that for about 100
>so far, but it looks promising.
>This might be against my advice to Steve (Do as I say and not as I
>do?) but I don't want to use RAW for this project or even another in
>forseeable future.. In fact some "abstraction" from the original is
>often what's called for in these shots -- In my life I don't have
>time remaining to process 1000 raw files... If I ever need to go
>raw, I'll get a laptop -- or something.
>>I know how you feel about all this talk about OS X...but I can
>>reassure you that there is still quite a bit you can do with 9.2.2.
>It's what I've got & I plan to make the best of it (did I mention
>that I like my rotary phone?) ...I make the analogy to one's built
>in brain power... it's never enough, but you can still do quite a
>bit with it.
>However -- now that you mention it -- I think I've got 9.2... is 2.2
>an upgrade? Should I
>>Judy Seigel wrote:
>>>On Sat, 31 Jul 2004, Pam Niedermayer wrote:
>>>>If you've got OSX, you've probably got a version of iPhoto. It's
>>>>a pretty cool application, as are iMovie and iTunes.
>>>I have OS 9.2...
>>"That so few now dare to be eccentric, marks the chief
>>danger of the time"
>>--John Stuart Mill (1806-73)
Received on Sun Aug 1 10:40:21 2004

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