Future of OS9?

tjwett

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OS X is okay but 9 is great because it is it's own thing, whereas X is basically an OS inside an OS. I wish Apple would continue to update 9 alongside X. They could eventually drop the "9" and just call it Mac Classic OS or something. I know it won't happen but I hate to see 9 go. It was just getting good. I'm starting to really not like X but I guess have no choice. It's the future of Mac, right?
 

stoid

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CaronLib

I think that if ( is to go, the X will include a ClassicLib. Just as CarbonLib allows certain applications to be loaded into 9, and yet not need 9 in X, ClassicLib will allow X to run 9 apps without neing a total operating system.
 

bousozoku

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Gone but not forgotten.
I'm probably the happiest person to see Mac OS 9.x go. No more memory numbers to key. Fewer crashes.

Still, Mac OS X has a little bit of catching up to do. It took a good 17 years to get things "right". However, I don't think we can all wait that long again.
 

nuckinfutz

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We need to harrass Developers

They've had plenty of time and warnings to move their apps to OSX. It's time to hop on the boat.
 

ShaolinMiddleFinger

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Originally posted by bousozoku
No more memory numbers to key.
Really? I never really noticed that...

I still can't believe there's some Mac enthusiats out there that still think that OS 6 was the best! It'll all pass....

I am one of the few that probably want 9 to live a little bit longer....
 

King Cobra

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Personally, I need OS 9 for at least another 2 or 3 years, before I can get Classic off my OS. But I still remember a while back on MacOSRumors that there would be a Mac OS 9.3 before Classic can only be used with OS X (9.4, 9.5).

Whatever the case may be, I think Apple will drop ALL applications/support for OS 9 by 2004. Evidence supporting this: iTunes 3 is now only OS X native. iPhoto is only OS X native. Slowly Apple will release products/software only compatible with OS X and not OS 9, until they have completely dropped OS 9 support.
 

Ensign Paris

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A very intelligent friend of mine recently said:

I'm amazed I ever knew much about
OS9, considering what a crock of solids it was. Any knowledge you gain
of OSX will be useful knowledge, whereas 95 per cent of OS9 knowledge
is Stupid Knowledge. Stupid Knowledge is knowledge you shouldn't have
to know. Who should want, or need, to know that in order to get some
application to work, you have to open Extensions Manager and disable
OpenTptSomethingStupidOrOther? All of us invested far too much time
(and grief) gaining shedloads of Stupid Knowledge, necessitated purely
by the fact that the OS was a teetering cripple, staggering along on
crutches and held together with sellotape and string. Well, no more
Stupid Knowledge required - sing hosannas. We have a grown-up OS now.
Although I don't fully agree with him, I think that OS9 was nearing the end of its useful life, its a shame to see the OS that we have all loved for years finally dies but All Good Things Must Come to an End. Good Bye OS9, it was nice knowing you. (BTW, I still have to look after 30 OS9 machines at work for the next few months so its not really a long goodbye ;))
 

bousozoku

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Gone but not forgotten.
Originally posted by ShaolinMiddleFinger


Really? I never really noticed that...

I still can't believe there's some Mac enthusiats out there that still think that OS 6 was the best! It'll all pass....

I am one of the few that probably want 9 to live a little bit longer....
I was very disappointed by 7. They were so smug in their brilliance that they forgot to look at the train coming out of the tunnel. They should have introduced Carbon on top of A/UX at that point and started the transition. They would have more than 3.48 percent of the market most likely.