This is a general discussion about Mac OS X, and it's not a "rumor" thread. I wondered how people were generally pleased with OS X over OS 9. Does anyone MISS OS 9? How do you think the OS should develop? e.g. What would you want to have in Mac OS X 11.1 etc. It will probably develop in a totally different way compared to the way the Mac OS has developed before. I feel that Mac OS 9 seems to be just as far as that OS can go. But OS X has a future. It is a UNIX based OS (Darwin), with the stability, multitasking, memory protection etc. to enable it to evolve into a super 21st century OS. OK, the Mac can function in many ways, the Finder is easy to use and the column view makes it easy to see the hierarchy, the spring loaded folders will come back to us in 10.2 it seems, things missing from 9 like USB printer sharing, etc. will be provided for X quite soon I predict. Also, many apps are being "carbonized" and ported to the platform, i.e. MS office, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop 7, Flash MX, etc. BUT What next? What do we want in X, besides those functions in 9, besides the same apps being ported over to X, besides getting our scanners to work? It's time to go beyond OS 9, and OFCOURSE beyond Windows XP, totally, completely! After Most apps are ported, and after most 9 functionalities and optimisation is done, then it will be extremely interesting where Apple guides us from there. I thought this kind of topic is interesting, since it is apple's future, and at the same time it is the future of Personal Computers in general. Probably some of you have tried "3DOSX", a 3d browser for files. YES it is slow, especially on my iBook 500, and yes it is hard to use, but it kind of introduces some new concepts to computing.. I'm babbling now, soooo FIRE AWAY with your wishes for the future of the mac platform. Think Big!, not just Different.