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Jaguar 'Unleashed' at 10:20 p.m. Tonight
Macguru




msg:977138
 12:38 pm on Aug 23, 2002 (gmt 0)

Who will be patting it?

[biz.yahoo.com...]

 

korkus2000




msg:977139
 10:05 pm on Aug 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

I guess quite a few. More than 100,000 breaking a Mac OS record.

[apple.com...]
Apple® today announced that more than 100,000 copies of Mac® OS X version 10.2 “Jaguar” were sold worldwide during its first weekend, setting a new record for Mac OS sales for a single weekend. More than 50,000 people visited Apple’s 35 retail stores during Friday night’s “100 Minutes of Jaguar” launch event.

pshea




msg:977140
 2:41 am on Aug 29, 2002 (gmt 0)

I miss my Mac. Just miss it. Started on a IIe with 40 characters across, was one of the first to go to the IIcx (super zoom zoom) and no joke: pushed that baby for ten years. The day I put it in the street, I did it. I cried. I kept the mouse, thought I would make an artful expression and turn it into a lightswitch cover. But I didn't (though I know it is around here somewhere . . .)

My family members are arteests doncha know and get-togethers some times turn talk to computers and I have to lower my gaze and do the dishes. I pushed my Mac hard for ten years! I tried my best, I did! But there is no mercy.

And I do miss things like this kind of Jaguar promotion, and their current ad campaign with those regular looking people. I hit my forehead on the desk, snap the pencil and murmur, 'Service Pack1', 'Service Pack2', 'Service Pack1', 'Service Pack2'

Aside from The Greatest Story Ever Told, is the Greatest Story Rarely Told: and that is the story of how one day, in their frustration, the development staff at a huge well-known multinational corporation invited Mr J and his hippie freak friends over and let loose the secrets of GUI.

I hope the Jag Promo works out, I hope it kicks all methods of what - you - sit on. Bring me back to the light!

SuperSoup




msg:977141
 12:01 am on Sep 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

hi would jaguar be able to run my windows software that i cant find an equivilant on mac os and will it bw able to run it in a way that does not corrupt the software to eliminate restarts?

Macguru




msg:977142
 12:29 am on Sep 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hi SuperSoup,

If you want to run Windows software on a Mac, you can use some Windows emulation software.

Works just as bad as a real PC, so there is no garantee it will eliminate restarts. At least, you wont have to restart the whole box, just re open Windows on the Mac like any other program.

Did I missed something about the question?

john316




msg:977143
 12:38 am on Sep 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hi SouperSoup

I was just wondering what you need, and what you can't find in the "equivalency" department. There is plenty of mac software available to replace the windoze equivalent.

Let us know, be glad to help.

John

Macguru




msg:977144
 11:48 am on Sep 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

Seems it's getting an excellent review all over the place.

Apple's Jaguar Leaps Ahead of Windows
The good old days are here again: The new version of OS X once more gives Macs clear superiority in operating systems

[businessweek.com...]

In Apple's 'Jaguar,' Upgrades Quick and Mighty

[washingtonpost.com...]

Jaguar is the desktop that Linux should have had. I mean, don't get me wrong, KDE3 is very cool if you soup it up a bit, and I'm really enjoying GNOME2 on my actual cooker-based workstation. But OS X, and Aqua, have an elegance and refinement that KDE and GNOME are just lacking. [...] Which leads me to believe that Linux has no future on PPC hardware as a desktop. Apple has that covered.

[osnews.com...]

Jaguar: New Mac operating system a well- stuffed breed

[seattletimes.nwsource.com...]

Mac OS X offers more reason to switch

[sfgate.com...]

I am getting the 'family' pack soon. (lets you install it on 5 boxes for 200 $)

SuperSoup




msg:977145
 5:12 pm on Sep 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

thanks guys, im looking at getting my highest end machine to date (one with OS Jaguar) but im having a hard time parting with the years of familiarity on my windows machine for one what about my excel or word data will that be able to be read on excel for mac? and i use a contact manager called ACT 6.0 brand new software but im sure there is no MAC version of this but thats ok ill still switch and keep my windows machine as a sub machine to help with small tasks and with my contact manager

thanks for your help

Macguru




msg:977146
 5:55 pm on Sep 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

>>for one what about my excel or word data will that be able to be read on excel for mac?

No problem here. You can even download Open Office for Mac. This FREE software will let you play with all MS office documents without the outrageous fees.

>>ACT 6.0 brand new software but im sure there is no MAC version

With the money saved with Open Office, you can afford many licenced copies of some Windows emulator and run most Windows software you are used to on a single box.

Check the ACT site about compatibility with Windows software emulation for Mac to be sure.

IanTurner




msg:977147
 11:07 pm on Sep 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

Aside from The Greatest Story Ever Told, is the Greatest Story Rarely Told: and that is the story of how one day, in their frustration, the development staff at a huge well-known multinational corporation invited Mr J and his hippie freak friends over and let loose the secrets of GUI.

Please tell more!

My understanding was that the Windows GUI was developed by the Xerox corporation.

Mardi_Gras




msg:977148
 11:16 pm on Sep 2, 2002 (gmt 0)

My understanding was that the Windows GUI was developed by the Xerox corporation.

I think Xerox would be the well known multi-national corporation referenced in the quote :)

<added> The Windows GUI was developed by Microsoft. The GUI was developed by Xerox.</added>

mivox




msg:977149
 1:49 am on Sep 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

Souper, if you have OpenOffice or Microsoft Office software for your Mac, you can open Office files created on Windows computers without a problem.

electro




msg:977150
 9:16 am on Sep 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

OpenOffice.org is a brilliant package. Get used to it, don't worry about whether you will want to run it on Wintel, Mac or linux (plus loads more), as it is available for all :)

OpenOffice.org 1.0 for Mac OS X: Developer Build is out just now, be aware that it isn't really finished, [porting.openoffice.org...] but it looks to me that they are putting the foot down.

EliteWeb




msg:977151
 5:07 pm on Sep 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

I didnt make it to the 'launch' for this new os, but that is alright because I can get it online with my student discount at apple's site for 65.00 or so ;)

meannate




msg:977152
 5:51 pm on Sep 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

I think the most promising new feature (and interesting) is the ability to network with windows boxes... I work in a small office and file-sharing between my PC and the two Macs has always been a major pain.

Except the guys in the office won't be upgrading because it's not native compatible with many of the software packages we use... mainly quark.

Thanks Apple.

Macguru




msg:977153
 6:06 pm on Sep 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

I agree with them not to upgrade yet.

Quark is simply a corner stone of the print industry. According to Quark, some native copy is on the way.

[quark.com...]

But what about the plug-ins (or XTensions), will they lag behind just like for Photoshop 7?

meannate




msg:977154
 11:56 pm on Sep 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

This all reminds me of the whole thing of Windows on top of DOS... To remain backwards compatible they had to satisfy two different beasts, which ultimatly restricted true progress.

We recently purchased a print server for our office, with OSX installed, and immediatly we had to change the startup disk to go strait to OS9, only because running OSX would have meant also loading OS9 to run our RIP software.

Too bad they couldn't implement the emulation of OS9 more gracefully.

I'm really excited about the cross-platform networking.

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