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

From: Jeff Dilcher ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 08/03/04-09:32:08 AM Z
Message-id: <20040803153208.GA6785@hiddenworld.net>

I am probably the lone user of desktop Linux on the list, using Gentoo.
Don't laugh- I am running Photoshop 7 on it! Linux is not without it's
own learning curve, though- not for the technologically weak of heart,
but it is getting more user friendly, and is regarded as very secure
and pretty stable.

Jeff

On Tue, Aug 03, 2004 at 09:35:56AM -0500, Pam Niedermayer wrote:
> Dennis, I"ve been a Mac software developer for 19 years (and a software
> developer for 34 years). MacOS was a patched wreck waiting to happen,
> day in and day out. Its only saving grace was the interface and the fact
> that even it was superior to Windows. I've also been a user of many
> types of applications, such as graphics. Memory management, or lack
> thereof, continuously got in the way. Maybe 8.6 was the best of the
> MacOS's, I'll leave that for you to debate, I tend to prefer 9.2.n; but
> I no longer boot into MacOS.
>
> Pam
>
> Dennis Moser wrote:
>
> >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!).
> >
> >Dennis
> >
> >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. ...
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
>
Received on Tue Aug 3 09:32:33 2004

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