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POLL: What OS do you spend the most time in?
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Vote = OS 9
     
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Vote= OS X
     
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vote=OSX
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Dec 7, 2001, 12:46 AM
 
Vote = Classic (for me it's OS 9.2.1)

I'm quite surprised such a large percentage are using OSX over Classic Mac OS to be honest.

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Dec 7, 2001, 05:05 AM
 
Less than 150 people have voted... it means nothing whatsoever...

Vote: OS9.1
     
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Cipher13:
[QB]Less than 150 people have voted... it means nothing whatsoever...

You voted.. You mean nothing whatsoever??
You said it, not me..

Vote - X
     
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windows 95 ;P

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OS X
     
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OS X.
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Originally posted by AKcrab:
<STRONG>You voted.. You mean nothing whatsoever??
You said it, not me..

Vote - X</STRONG>
That's exactly right... glad we understand each other.
     
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Dec 9, 2001, 07:10 PM
 
You know, I'm a big Mac OS X fan but I don't want to spend money for the new MS Office, so I have returned to Classic for now. One thing I have noticed is how fast my CPU is under 9.2.2.

BTW, Audion 2.6.1 works great for me. No skipping at all.


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vote = win2k (web developer)
     
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Dec 9, 2001, 11:04 PM
 
OS 9....9.2 to be exact.

I only boot into X.1 when I don't need to get anything accomplished.
     
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Dec 10, 2001, 09:41 AM
 
Originally posted by sek929:
<STRONG>OS 9....9.2 to be exact.

I only boot into X.1 when I don't need to get anything accomplished.</STRONG>
Please explain...
     
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Dec 10, 2001, 10:01 AM
 
9.2 (now 9.2.2)
EVERYTHING works, all my apps (drmwvr, quark, photshop, reason, fnalcut2, etc etc etc)

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Dec 10, 2001, 10:03 AM
 
Originally posted by wallinbl:
<STRONG>

Please explain...</STRONG>
Easy. Most the programs I use day-in and day-out have not been "carbonized." I find the OS far more sluggish than 9, even on a new G4 with 640 MB of RAM. I find the new OS far less intuitive and more Windows-like, something I don't care for. The support for drivers for all my equipment is little to nil and even my mouse sucks alot more ass in X....it just moves way to slow, even with the speed turned all the way up.

So in short, I am far less productive in X, I get more frustrated in X, and I can't use most of my hardware in X. Three big reasons for why I am going to use 9 until everything I currently do in 9 can be done in X (same programs) and done with greater speed and ease.

Now don't try to "debunk" my points here because it is personal opinion for some things and nothing you say, or spew forth from the mouth of Apple will get me to embrace X just yet.
     
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Dec 10, 2001, 10:33 AM
 
9.2.2
It's very stable...and it is also faster than 10.1. Everything works very well for me...No need for X.
     
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X, no other choice.
     
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Originally posted by sek929:
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...and even my mouse sucks alot more ass in X....it just moves way to slow, even with the speed turned all the way up.</STRONG>

I totally agree with you 100% about all the productivity stuff... I also use 9.2.2 ALL the time for all your reasons.

However, there is a little trick to make your mouse faster... www.versiontracker.com has "Mouse Zoom Pref Pane" http://www.versiontracker.com/morein...d=12205&db=mac

It allows you to ultra-accelerate your mouse... to install, you go to your home directory Library folder and create folder "PrefPanes" or something like that, then drag it in.

There is one thing that I hate about the current mouse behavior in OS X, is that the mouse speed is not directly proportional to the speed you move your mouse (the mouse "accelerates" dependent on the speed you move - this very very very bad!!)

For me, I'm going to probably have to wait until Microsoft releases some special mouse driver for my Optical Wheel Mouse until this acceleration problem is eliminated tho.

In general, I only use OS X as a "toy", and also in the very rare occasion when I have to do something crazy like use X-Windows to log into a UNIX server using xFree86 under Darwin. By the way,... its kindof cool how I do this - I don't even use Aqua!!! X-Windows can run right on top of Darwin using window managers such as blackbox or icewm etc, i like ice. I used "Fink" to install all the cool stuff. However, there is no graphics acceleration when using X-Windows on top of Darwin. Does anyone know how to turn on video acceleration under this? I know it works when Aqua loads. Maybe there is a manual way to turn on the drivers for my ATI card?
     
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Dec 10, 2001, 03:18 PM
 
Vote 9.2.1 9.2.2 did not work with my Sony E400 Monitor. I still use photoshop and my software for my office is not ready for OSX yet.
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Vote = OSX
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My answer to the question is OS 9.2.1

I can't figure out how things like iCab work on OS X. Everytime I try to use it, I have to unstuff it and make a new "disk image", which I don't understand at all. Why can't I load it on my HD so that it's always ready for usage? Is this typical with all apps on OS X?

Besides that, I just haven't had time to set up all my apps for OS X. As far as I know, even photoshop is not available for it yet.

I liked using OS X at the applestore at Tysons Corner, but the setup process on my own iBook was too much of a pain in the ass. I don't appreciate it when something that I paid for requires me to enter personal info before I can start using it.
     
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Originally posted by V Roller:
<STRONG>My answer to the question is OS 9.2.1

I can't figure out how things like iCab work on OS X. Everytime I try to use it, I have to unstuff it and make a new "disk image", which I don't understand at all. Why can't I load it on my HD so that it's always ready for usage? Is this typical with all apps on OS X?
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Heh. This confused me a bit when I first started using OS X. But really, it's quite simple - just drag the application out of the Disk Image and onto your hard drive (into your Applications folder, most likely). Then you can get rid of the Disk Image.
     
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sek929 is right on


me...OS 9.2.2

bring back Finderpop for OSX
find me more speed (maybe a 1.6 ghz G5 will feel as fast as my G4/500 with OS 9.2.2) pitiful when the wife who is computer illiterate complains about the slowness !!!http://forums.macnn.com/images/eek.gif
where is any OSX browser that can do java on pogo.com
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maybe time for Gates for internet stuff and Mac for productivity in 9

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Dec 12, 2001, 10:02 PM
 
9.1

At work where Quark, Photoshop, Dreamweaver rule, and no-one's about to shell out the xtrabucks for MS Office for X just yet, it's 9.1 for the forseeable.

At home well it's still 9.1 mostly, since I need to do a major reformat to upgrade to OSx 10.1. After that, I'll try to stick in 10.1 at least 50%

I tried 10.1 and photoshop 6.0 on a tiBook today and it was pretty appealing.
     
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OS X

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Dec 13, 2001, 02:47 AM
 
Originally posted by Cipher13:
<STRONG>Less than 150 people have voted... it means nothing whatsoever...

Vote: OS9.1</STRONG>


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Originally posted by Jerommeke:
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OS X</STRONG>
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Dec 13, 2001, 09:46 AM
 
saying it doesn't count is just like euhm

wanting to play a gajme, playing a game, and when you will clearly lose saying "aargh f*ck the game"
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Dec 13, 2001, 10:18 AM
 
X

Photoshop runs fast enough for me. BBEdit is excellent. The CLI and associated apps is awesome. I only boot into OS 9 to watch VCDs or to watch a DVD on the TV.
     
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Classic (stupid RagePro)
     
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Dec 13, 2001, 12:23 PM
 
Staying with 9.2.2 for now. Everything works and I don't see the need to go up to X yet.
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Dec 13, 2001, 12:41 PM
 
I was die-hard 9.2 and then one day (when I got my iPod), I decided to just go straight-up X... Haven't looked back and only boot into OS 9.2 to do sound editing and burning cds in Adaptec Jam (which hopefully will be ported into OS X some day)...

Once you really start using X, you really won't want to go back (of course that is if all of your apps are still only in 9).
     
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OS X by a long shot

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Originally posted by marusin:
<STRONG>... Haven't looked back and only boot into OS 9.2 to do sound editing ...</STRONG>
uh - yeah. I forgot about that. I also boot into 9 for sound editing. Is there *any* X program which can record from the internal mic?
     
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Originally posted by tinrib:
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uh - yeah. I forgot about that. I also boot into 9 for sound editing. Is there *any* X program which can record from the internal mic?</STRONG>
I think I just I just answered my own question.
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Dec 14, 2001, 05:34 AM
 
Originally posted by Jerommeke:
<STRONG>saying it doesn't count is just like euhm

wanting to play a gajme, playing a game, and when you will clearly lose saying "aargh f*ck the game"</STRONG>
Hrm... first, which game did I *want* to play?
Which game did I play? (I assume the "voting" game)
And most importantly... when did *I* lose?

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ok you didn't start it

but the game is the poll

and everyone on this forums knows you are the most diehard os 9 user ever seen
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Originally posted by Jerommeke:
<STRONG>ok you didn't start it

but the game is the poll

and everyone on this forums knows you are the most diehard os 9 user ever seen </STRONG>
...but when did I lose?

Man... understand me here, okay?

I'd switch to OSX in a second if it was as fast as OS9, had the same applications available, and let me customise Aqua (not "theme" wise, screw that, but ditch the damn fading menus, etc).

OSX just gets completely shitted on by OS9 everywhere that matters.
     
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as i said, on computers shipped this year with enough ram it runs ok

and when i'm right aqua can be editted vias some way but not via system preferences, isn't it?
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1st Place) OS 9.2.2
2nd Place) OS 9.1
3rd Place) WinME
4th Place) OS X

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OS X, almost exclusively now - and loving it! Booting back into 9 is like going back in time.
     
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9.1

(im with cipher, its too slow and not enough app support yet)
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Dec 15, 2001, 06:04 PM
 
9.2 to work and X to have fun. If classic had scroll wheel support I could prob use that but it doesn't and I need to pay the bills, so it's 9 for me.

Photoshop X is dog slow in beta I hope they speed it up some by release. Even then, X is slow compared to 9 in most operations, especially surfin the net. (IE sucks, OW is awesome but slow-I won't touch the other browsers)

X will have to wait for a G5, because I won't notice it's slowness then
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