rjohara - 10:29 pm on May 27, 2004 (gmt 0)
When I bought my eMac about 2 years ago it came with OSX, so I tried it. After two days of absolute chaos I ripped as much of it out as I could find and went back to lovely 9. A year later I decided I should try again and it was the same chaos: couldn't find anything, all familiar features gone, and I ripped it all out again. OSX is simply not a Macintosh; it's Steve Job's NEXT machine. It may be fine for people who have never used a Mac before (and I suspect Steve Jobs hadn't used one in years). Last winter I finally gave up and converted to OSX once and for all; it has been excruciating. I don't enjoy using my Mac like I used to, after six months I still can't find things on the desktop (which really isn't a desktop anymore), the file hierarchy isn't a hierarchy anymore and is profoundly anti-intuitive. In my book, OSX goes down in history with "New Coke" as a great corporate disaster. Maybe the functionality of the original Mac interface will come back with OSXV. I can only hope.