Thursday, January 12, 2006

Bye Bye, OS9

I finally dumped OS9 today, five years after it was superseeded it’s finally useless. All our customers are now using apps that run nicely in OSX and for the old files that we have to reprint from time-to-time we have other Mac that still have OS9 on them.

Many people have berated OSX for it's complex GUI in comparison to the GUI in OS9. To be honest, OS9 was very simple and hence fast. But, and it’s a big but (Haha!), it's easy to forget how much more useful the GUI in OSX really is.


At 11:06 am, Blogger Paul said...

You forgot to mention memory management. In fact all the back-end stuff in OS X is light years ahead of OS 9.

At 12:13 pm, Blogger James said...

Ah, I was only really talking about the front end, Everyone knows that the backend of OS9 is poor.

At 12:25 pm, Blogger M Burland said...

Except, of course, every time you run OSX you are also running OS9.

At 12:47 pm, Blogger James said...

Except, of course, that's not true.

At 1:56 pm, Blogger M Burland said...

From a certain point of view.

At 2:21 pm, Blogger Paul said...

From any point of view!

OS X can run OS 9 through Classic but OS X has nothing to do with OS 9 apart from being produced by Apple.

Now as far as this being the end of OS 9, this website suggests the end will never come:

At 4:05 pm, Blogger M Burland said...

So X doesn't stand for 10?

At 4:50 pm, Blogger M Burland said...

Doesn't it flip out into some OS9 mode if the system crashes? I'm sure I've seen that happen.

At 12:18 am, Blogger James said...

System crashes? What’s that?


Classic Mode (OS9) can be launch from within OSX (yes, that’s 10).

Is that like how DOS can be launched in XP?

At 11:33 am, Blogger Paul said...

I literally have only ever had one kernel panic in 9 months of OS X running on a 5 year old machine.

There is no OS 9 in OS X unless you've installed it to run Classic. PERIOD!


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