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When can we expect Mac OS 9.2?
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May 23, 2001, 05:48 AM
 
As I'm sure most of you are aware, Mac OS 9.2 is in development and I was wondering if anyone had an idea when we could expect it. Hard facts and mere speculation are equally welcome!
     
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May 23, 2001, 10:37 PM
 
A wild guess, I'd say July or August. Maybe earlier. A friend of mine is a tester, and he already has the F2 seeding.
     
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May 23, 2001, 10:56 PM
 
It seems to be progressing rapidly.
I'd bet on MWNY, alongside OS X 10.1.
Speaking of 10.1, it better be one hulluvan update...

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May 23, 2001, 11:06 PM
 
I was just running 9.2b2. Hope Apple legal doesn't get mad at me for this.... But personally I haven't seen a very big difference between it and 9.1. Yes, it is more stable; I only had 2 system crashes in a week. Also, there is a new Apple Menu Item called "Speakable Items" which lets you speak with your microphone and have commands be done. Oh, one other thing that I have noticed, that personally is very annoying, is that when iTunes is open, and you adjust the sound with your keyboard, the volume display does not come up, but only changes the sound of iTunes. I always use this feature to turn the whole systems sound down, so for me it is only a nuisance. Any other questions you can ask.

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May 23, 2001, 11:22 PM
 
Speakable Items is not new on 9.2. It's been around since 8 I believe.

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May 24, 2001, 08:33 AM
 
After what I heard, Apple would also release a Mac OS 9.5, for those who aren't able to run Mac OS X!
     
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May 24, 2001, 08:12 PM
 
OS 9.5?! Wow! I'd rather have that than the current OS X or OS X.1

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May 24, 2001, 10:33 PM
 
Cool. I want to see Apple hone OS 9 down to a fast, stable OS that will last for years, because I don't expect OS X to be ready for at least a few years. Rock on, Apple.

As long as OS 9 is being updated I couldn't care less about OS X. OS 9 ROCKS!
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May 25, 2001, 11:22 AM
 
I also still love OS 9.1...


I doubt they would title the next huge revision 9.5 though. I think they will go with 9.2, 9.3 etc. since they will want to keep the 9.x version numbers going for a while. Just a guess though. I guess it breaks their pattern.

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May 25, 2001, 01:17 PM
 
i doubt apple will keep updating os 9, after this summer os 9 will be discontinued, first of all apple wants people to switch to osx and also want people to buy comps that will run osx, as for everyone else apple will take care of them with 9.2
     
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May 25, 2001, 02:31 PM
 
I'm just telling you what I heard! It's not like I've wrote to Apple: "Will there be a Mac OS 9.5?"
     
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May 25, 2001, 07:46 PM
 
Most likely updates will continue for quite a while since it is included in OS X. It won't get huge overhauls, but I am very certain that updates will happen for at least the next 18 months.

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May 25, 2001, 09:20 PM
 
The bad thing about Apple calling an update "9.5" is that they traditionally charge for any x.5 release. I don't think Apple would charge for an OS 9.x release since they are focusing on increasing the OS X install base.
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May 29, 2001, 02:39 PM
 
Apple has seeded MacOS 9.2 FC3 and it's more or less solid. Good chance this will be the release. I don't know if they will give it to us immediately or hold it to release alongside OS X 10.1 or 10.0.(5). Possible problems with CarbonLib to be worked out before distribution that may or may not warrant one last build.

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May 29, 2001, 03:58 PM
 
in other words, this article ( http://www.thinksecret.com/features/moonlight3.html ) that I read Saturday night. l/h

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May 29, 2001, 04:55 PM
 
Bah, they beat me by 3 days. Just found out about that.
I don't think the CabonLib problems are as bad as they're saying though, can probably be fixed with a revision of the extension. But I have had a few instances where applications have refused to run.

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May 30, 2001, 12:41 PM
 
I'd say that 9.2 will be released in the second or third week of June.

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May 30, 2001, 03:34 PM
 
I'd say that 9.2 will be released in the second or third week of June.
Yeah, I read that on MOSR too. I think it'll be sooner rather than later - things are running fine in FC3. Won't take long from FC4's release to declare it GM.
     
   
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