it's about friggin' time. the carbon version was really buggy and pretty much sucked. Sibelius is good, but not yet widely accepted for publication. now i can never boot to OS 9 again (well after October)
Finally!!! I've been watching friends in the ministry switch to Peecees because that was cheap for their church, their churches were already full of beige boxes, and because the software we so desperately need for arranging each week only worked in Classic.
Agreed, the classic version was buggy and crashed often.
Quicksilver G4 933
PB Wallstreet G3 233
Original Mac 128K
Hopefully, the new version will exorcise the numerous bugs that have always existed in Finale. I've used it since 1991, and have stuck with it because of familiarity. If the new version is still problematic, though, I would finally consider a switch to Sibelius.
I switched about a year ago and I can't believe how much more Mac-like Sibelius is. I do a lot of writing, and though basic note input is now similar, all the articulations, dynamics, rehearsal markings, etc are just better in Sibelius.
I remember the bad old days of having my reference manual, encyclopedia, addendum, and installation/tutorial manuals right there on my desk to search for what arcane, befuddling key combination did what. See ya, Coda. Why don't you take your free coffee mug with you.....