OT: Stable Mac OS releases, was Re: digital question #2

From: Dennis Moser ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 08/03/04-07:59:48 AM Z
Message-id: <410F9A54.5030406@angrek.com>

No, she's not kidding...8.6 WAS an extremely robust and steady OS on
pre-Power PC Macs such as the IIci's and Quadras...but that was the
problem, the Power PCs were a move away from that and required something
more...one of the problems was Apple maintaining backwards-compatibility
with all that old hardware (I still have three IIci's and a Quadra 950...).

One thing to remember is that, underneath the "hood", OS X is really a
UNIX operating system and they are noted for their stability (we ran a
IIci with NetBSD UNIX on it for a year before needing to reboot it!).


Pam Niedermayer wrote:
> You've got to be kidding! No, and I mean NO, version of Mac OS has ever
> been as reliable as OSX, on which I'm booted for months, not hours,
> without a crash, or even hint of a crash. That alone is worth the price
> of admission (a new Mac). Now 9.2.2 is also very good, and I'm with you
> on the upgrades issue (still run all the major graphics and publishing
> apps in 9); but....
> Pam
> Judy Seigel wrote:
>> ...
>> IMO, the last good system was 8.6 -- it did everything wonderfully,
>> NEVER crashed, was kind and considerate and sensible. ...

"That so few now dare to be eccentric, marks the chief
danger of the time"
--John Stuart Mill (1806-73)
Received on Tue Aug 3 08:00:02 2004

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