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Reflecting end of Mac OS X & beginning Mac OS 11 era. What are your thought of the past 19 years?
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: November 13, 2020 08:57AM
Thinking of how much has happened in my life since OS X Cheetah. It is almost like two different lives. I recall loading Cheetah on my G4 400mhz Graphite tower and Powerbook G4 made out of titanium.

19 years ago you could still walk up to people who were using Macs and strike up a conversation. If you do that now, you would be considered a weirdo.



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Re: Reflecting end of Mac OS X & beginning Mac OS 11 era. What are your thought of the past 19 years?
Posted by: sekker
Date: November 13, 2020 09:07AM
Apple is the Big Dawg now. No excuses for servers crashing on the Big Day.

Personally, I’m in the same field but in a new institution. I waited a bit before diving into OSX. Will do the same for OS11.
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Re: Reflecting end of Mac OS X & beginning Mac OS 11 era. What are your thought of the past 19 years?
Posted by: Schpark
Date: November 13, 2020 09:29AM
Just another era

went through the following so far (not including whatever my Apple IIE ran in high school):

6.x
7.x
8.x
9.x
X.x

Life and Apple/MacOS goes on.
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Re: Reflecting end of Mac OS X & beginning Mac OS 11 era. What are your thought of the past 19 years?
Posted by: davemchine
Date: November 13, 2020 09:41AM
The OS9 interface was beautiful and refined and I could use software without reading a manual because software developers followed the interface guidelines. But it crashed and rebooted multiple times a day. Even the beta of OS X was a breath of fresh air in comparison.

Going forward from the beta OS X just got better and better. Updates and software could be installed without reboots which was amazing. I had one computer run 500 days without rebooting and my own desktop went over 300 days without rebooting. iLife was simply amazing. I had never seen software work so well together and it really was 90% of what I wanted to do on my computer.

Sometime after the revered Snow Leopard everything started going down hill. Uptime is now measured in weeks rather than months, Apple's software rarely works together anymore, there's all kinds of weird pauses and spinning beach balls for things as simple as trying to pull up the finder with multiple drives, Apple abandoned all interface guidelines and it's a pure guess where a button will be found, what it will look like, or in the case of Mail if it will be an invisible button that you just have to know is there.

The upside is there is LOTS of software for OS X. In the old days software was so limited. What we had worked great but we didn't have alot!



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Re: Reflecting end of Mac OS X & beginning Mac OS 11 era. What are your thought of the past 19 years?
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: November 13, 2020 10:04AM
I miss the simplicity and speed of OS9.

When first using OS9, I missed the simplicity of system 3.2/finder 5.3
The difference is that it took days for me to stop missing 3.2/5.3, whereas I still prefer OS9 to OSX, despite the crashes of the former.

OSX peaked with Snow Leopard, becoming slower and less intuitive from there.

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Re: Reflecting end of Mac OS X & beginning Mac OS 11 era. What are your thought of the past 19 years?
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: November 13, 2020 11:16AM
Increasing disillusionment sums it up for me.



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Re: Reflecting end of Mac OS X & beginning Mac OS 11 era. What are your thought of the past 19 years?
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: November 13, 2020 11:44AM
You would think after 19 years we would have a bulletproof, no maintenance OS. Sadly, I find myself having to fiddle with it from time to time.



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Re: Reflecting end of Mac OS X & beginning Mac OS 11 era. What are your thought of the past 19 years?
Posted by: davemchine
Date: November 13, 2020 12:48PM
Apple used to sell OSX so it was a money generating product for them. There also used to be alot of competition from Windows so Apple needed to keep improving OSX.

Now it's nothing but a money drain to Apple and it works well enough for most people. So the only motivation to change OSX at this point is to add a money generating feature like Apple Music. I haven't seen an actual useful upgrade feature in a long time.

I upgraded (High Sierra?) to get text messaging on OSX and unified calling (I don't know what it's really called). Everything since then looks like a downgrade to me.



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Re: Reflecting end of Mac OS X & beginning Mac OS 11 era. What are your thought of the past 19 years?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: November 13, 2020 03:13PM
Pretty close to exactly 22 years from my first post at the previous place.

I am currently a little underwhelmed with Apple silicon. Show apples to apples comparisons, not 'it's 5x faster then a 2 year old heat throttled mobile integrated GPU.'

I still don't trust Apple with long term online storage. I really dislike how iOS hides music/media/data files and needs so many stupid tricks for workarounds, like updating devices (unpair your watch to update, wtf...).



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Re: Reflecting end of Mac OS X & beginning Mac OS 11 era. What are your thought of the past 19 years?
Posted by: hal
Date: November 13, 2020 03:52PM
I don't consider this a new era by any stretch. The only reason that this is being called OS 11 is to draw attention to the new apple processors. Early betas called it 10.16.

OS X was a rebuild from the ground up - this is an incremental upgrade.
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Re: Reflecting end of Mac OS X & beginning Mac OS 11 era. What are your thought of the past 19 years?
Posted by: Rolando
Date: November 13, 2020 04:47PM
They should have gone with 11 on Lion, which was not Mac OS X, it was OSX Lion.

Lion was a fresh start, no more PPC Compatibliltiy, no more Rosetta, the beginning of integration with iOS, etc
Should have stayed with 11 until iOS got to 12, then Sync up.

Lion macOS 11
Mountain Lion macOS 11.1
Mavericks macOS 11.2
Yosemite macOS 11.3
El Capitan macOS 11.4
Sierra. macOS 11.5
High Sierra macOS 11.6
Mojave macOS 12
Catalina macOS 13
Big Sur macOS 14



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Re: Reflecting end of Mac OS X & beginning Mac OS 11 era. What are your thought of the past 19 years?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: November 13, 2020 08:34PM
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Rolando
They should have gone with 11 on Lion, which was not Mac OS X, it was OSX Lion.

Lion was a fresh start, no more PPC Compatibliltiy, no more Rosetta, the beginning of integration with iOS, etc

Lion was also the first OS X release after the venerated Snow Leopard and was the beginning of the OS's slow decline from peak OS X 10.6.7.



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Re: Reflecting end of Mac OS X & beginning Mac OS 11 era. What are your thought of the past 19 years?
Posted by: JoeM
Date: November 13, 2020 08:55PM
I still admire Apple software and hardware when it is running smoothly but sometimes I have to scratch my head and wonder why some things aren't as intuitive as what we had in the days of OS 9.



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Re: Reflecting end of Mac OS X & beginning Mac OS 11 era. What are your thought of the past 19 years?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: November 13, 2020 09:08PM
First thought - 'dear god i'm old!'

Second thought - I've been becoming more comfortable with Linux. I don't think I'd go full time linux but work keeps me in macbook pros.



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Re: Reflecting end of Mac OS X & beginning Mac OS 11 era. What are your thought of the past 19 years?
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: November 14, 2020 09:35AM
Love 10.6.8...the machine I'm using now can still boot it.

Sticking with 10.12 as long as possible for my main machines.
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Re: Reflecting end of Mac OS X & beginning Mac OS 11 era. What are your thought of the past 19 years?
Posted by: JPK
Date: November 16, 2020 04:43PM
You want to see real change, how about the move from 6.x to 7. That that was a leap!

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