No, but Apple will push it along!Originally posted by mymemory
If Apple drop OS 9 they will have to sell their computers with lots of ram then. Th support for OS 9 would be for a long time. It is not like 7.5 (if I am right). The population is bigger now and there is more software around. I know people with 8.5.
The migration to OS X souldn't be traumatic. Apple can not decide too many things about it just until the mayor softwares companies (Adobe, Macromedia, Digidesign, MOTU, etc...) release their softwares for OSX first.
If Digidesing for example, comes with a OSX version of protools, the transition is gonna be slow. First the public should guarante that the software works fine and runs better. Then the rest of the poeple (6 month later) will buy new ram and then the upgrade. But softwares like re-birth and another softsynths should be supporting OSX too. I'm talking about the audio part because depends of the hardware and they never use one software from one unique company for a production. In the video world the scenario is about the same.
So, it is not an Apple desition only. This is involving a lot of other people too and they will walk syncronize at same time.