Re: It Just Underscores the Point!
- From: "Daniel Johnson" <danieljohnson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2007 21:02:17 -0400
"Snit" <CSMA@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:C3467B8C.95CB1%CSMA@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
"Daniel Johnson" <danieljohnson@xxxxxxxxxxxx> stated in post
13i287llt0hbr45@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx on 10/25/07 4:04 PM:
Think of all the grief Vista has got over its compatibility
woes! And that's with Microsoft trying earnestly to help
Vista failed to work with more recent items...
OS X has compatibility problems with more recent items
too. Filemaker, anyone?
What problems does Leopard have with that? Had not heard.
I understand Filemaker has issued a 'don't upgrade to Leopard yet'
warning, and the problem is that Safari 3 is not compatible with
it. Filemaker can embed a web-kit web page thingy in your database
application UI, and that just crashes on Leopard.
As I understand it, if you don't use that feature you will be okay.
It's the kind of problem you sometimes see on Vista. The
app works.. except for that one thing that doesn't.
Of course, in Vista there are lots of dials and knobs to fiddle
with to try to make it work perfectly. And if that doesn't work,
at least it keeps you busy. :D
I will say I am
holding of on updating until I hear more about how Adobe products do.
Unlike most OS X programs they scatter files all over and tend to be a bit
flakey in that way.
Well, Adobe did warn also, but that was a more a "Apple won't let
us have the GM" thing. No-one knows yet if Adobe's products
work or not- outside of Apple, anyway.
And I am sure it is a minority of users who use Classic
predominately. But so often there is that one last app,
or those old files in ObscureWriter 5.3b format, or
True... or that game of Risk you want to play... or the singing cookies in
Arthur's Teacher Troubles. I will miss them. :)
..... singing cookies?
Oh my. Maybe it's just as well Classic is gone. :D
Not amount to much? What do you mean? I am on 10.4 - soon to be an
outdated OS... and it is *excellent*.
It is, as you say, excellent. A quality piece of work.
Very impressive stuff. Almost as good as Windows.
What praise can I say more?
That was mean. No Chistmas card for you this year buster!
Thank you. :D
But this attitude about back-compat is just poison is
the business world, and is a serious fault even for
It is unlikely OS X software will no be supported any time soon (though with
each update there are some programs "left behind".
I wonder. How long before Rosetta goes?
This is one of the big compatibility nightmares, of course:
Games often bend the rules, and their developers are little
interesting is updating them as a rule. And games have a
certain uniqueness: you can reasonably call Safari 3 a
replacement for IE 5.0, even an improvement over it- but
even the best new game is no "replacement" for a classic.
True... I miss the old Classic Mac Risk. Simple little game I used to
sometimes play. Not a deal breaker by any means... but a shame.
Give yourself... to the dark side!
But of course, if you cared "that much" about games,
you'd be a Windows user. :D
Windows offers enough risk without having to play the game. :)
See? It's a win-win scenario! :D
I quite agree. But I see Apple investing ever more heavily in
that direction, and they might try to expand the iPhone
line up into PDAs, tablets and other sorts of portable
computing- to the exclusion of the desktop.
Why to the exclusion?
Because Apple prefers clean, sharp transitions. Intel
was to the exclusion of PPC, for instance, as far as
Apple was concerned.
Perhaps that's not the way to bet. "Macs" eventually
becoming Windows PCs strikes me as more likely
than some weird iPhoneTablet thing.
I doubt Apple will stop selling and improving OS X any time in the near
Not until the fate of the iPhone is more clear, certainly.
Even now, the Mac is a big part of their business.
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