Everyone should be pleased with how quickly OS X is progressing, but there are quite a few casualties - real and perceived - on the way. Panther is in, there is a Panther-only Safari update, and already Panther-only software is appearing on Versiontracker. Jaguar still goes well, but it may well be yesterdays news a bit quicker than most computer users are accustomed to. Maybe Apple need to devise a slightly different strategy to keep on their manic upgrade path without upsetting anyone unnecessarily. Any ideas? This is mine. When 10.4 comes out, Apple could draw a line in the sand and say that everyone has up to 2 months to buy 10.4. If you do, you then have the option to pay $5 monthly into an OSX upgrade account which you have to commit to for 12 months. Whenever 10.5 comes out, even if it is within 12 months or takes 2 years, you get 10.5 sent you in the post. Basically it would work out well on three levels. Users get a new OS for half price and noone need feel obliged to stomp up $129 a year to keep up. Apple would basically be inviting the whole Mac community to support the upgrade path, and the feedback from 25 million users would accelerate OSX development unbelievably. Apple would also be getting mountains of cash up front from the Mac community to carry on the good work of developing OS X, and once 10.4 was out and the half price offer of 10.5 was available, Apple could justifiably cut support of "old software". Hallo? Is that Utopia calling?