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9.1 compared with 9.04
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Jul 31, 2001, 12:02 AM
 
I am about to install 9.1 in place of 9.04 on my G3powerbook. I have seen some comments on the forum about 9.1 being slower than 9.04. How much agreement is there among users of the two operating systems as to their relative speed?
     
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Jul 31, 2001, 01:29 AM
 
I found 9.1 to be a lot faster and more stable than 9.0.4. Of course I had to upgrade to 9.1 because I'm running X.

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Jul 31, 2001, 01:43 AM
 
I find 9.1 a bit faster. Not much though.
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Jul 31, 2001, 01:44 AM
 
IMHO, I like 9.1 better.

If you'd like a different P.O.V. talk with Cipher13. I'm sure he'll see this thread soon enough. And please Cipher, tell us why 9.0.4 is better than 9.1. BTW, I'm not asking that as a dick either.


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Jul 31, 2001, 12:33 PM
 
I didn't have any big complaints about 9.1 while I was running it. It seemed stable and I didn't notice any real speed hits. My only complaint was that frame rates on some games dropped to unacceptable levels. Some people suggested that if I would have reinstalled the game, the frame rates would have come back up. Since I had already spent quite a bit of time winning money and upgrading my truck, I didn't want to take the chance of losing it all and having to start over from scratch.

I still have the 9.1 upgrade file on my hard drive. When 9.2 comes out, I'll jump to 9.1 and then to 9.2 to see what happens. ALWAYS remember to do a full back-up before upgrading. You never know if you'll want to go back.

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Aug 1, 2001, 07:55 AM
 
Yeah yeah

OS 9.1 is a quick hack.

The full CD version is nice - but the UPGRADE is absolutely awful.

My system under 9.04 was as stable as anything out there, if not more so. After upgrading, I had constant system crashes, hard freezing, and there was a minimal slowdown.

The updater also caused drive corruption routinely. This is evident on may peoples systems.

After downgrading all of these problems went away.

My advice:

If you have 9.04, stick with it.
AVOID the updater like the plague.
If you have a full CD install, ok, fine, do it, but I still prefer 9.04.

One thing I liked about 9.1 is how it recognised the OSX packages and you could right click and "show package contents" - though thats not necessary in 9.04 (they're just folders).

Save yourself the trouble unless you wanna use Classic.
     
   
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