You know, Apple wants to move everyone that is still using OS 9 to OS X as quickly as possible. Apple has a user base of about 25 million and only little more than 20% of those (or over 5 million) are using OS X. I think one way this could be done faster is by coming out with an upgrade version of Panther (OS X 10.3). This should allow a user to upgrade from OS 9, 10.0, 10.1, or 10.2 to 10.3 and should be sold for about half the price of the full version (I think that's fair enough ). The main goal of this product should be to help speed along the transistion from OS 9 to OS X. I know that Apple may lose money by doing this, but it may be the only way to really speed up this critical part of their long-term strategy. That's just my 2 cents.