Apple released Mac OS X 10.0 Cheetah on March 24, 2001, but a lot of longtime Mac users – especially on the low end – were in no hurry to adopt a new, untried operating system. 10 Forward is about our hesitant steps into the world of OS X. Most of us didn’t dip out toes in until OS X 10.1 Puma was available in October 2001, and many of us didn’t use OS X regularly until OS X 10.2 Jaguar arrived on August 23, 2002.
When launching 10 Forward in November 2001, we wrote:
“Mac OS X is the future of the Macintosh. Sure, there are a lot of old Macs that will never run it, but almost any Mac introduced since November 1997 is ready for some version of OS X – and some even older ones manage to run unsupported installations.
“10 Forward is the place for you, the Mac user, to share your story about moving to Mac OS X. If you’ve used the Classic Mac OS and have tried OS X 10.1 or later, we’d love to hear your story – the good, the bad, the ugly, and the magnificent. Let us know whether you’ve gone 100% OS X, moved back to OS 9, switch between them, decided to wait a bit longer, etc.”
- Three Glitches in Safari 1.0, Dan Knight, 2003.07.07. Safari developer Dave Hyatt has asked for a Top 10 list of Safari problems. Try as I might, I can only come up with three.
- Troubleshooting iChat AV for Voice and Video Chat, Dan Knight, 2003.06.24. Can’t get iChat AV to work for audio or video chat? Here’s how to get past your firewall.
- Good News and Bad News About the Jaguar Update and Other Thoughts on OS X, Dan Knight, 2003.04.01. Turning the Jaguar upgrade into a full installer, OS 9 vs. X, pros and cons of OS X applications, thoughts on the dock, and more.
- Safari Update, Mac OS X 10.2.4, a Neat Haxie, and How Mail Can Better Fight Spam, Dan Knight, 2003.02.14. Safari mostly improved but adds a glitch, 10.2.4 seems just fine, a better CPU monitor, and ways Apple can leverage Mail to better fight spam.
- Slow Printing, Safari, Mail, and Faster Classic Mode Launches, Dan Knight, 2003.02.04. Speeding up printing, small glitches in Safari, thoughts on Mail, and how to get up and running in classic mode quickly.
- I Switched (from OS 9 to OS X), Dan Knight, 2003.01.13. A year with OS X, a week with Jaguar, and I’ve finally made the switch from the classic Mac OS to OS X.
- Impressions of Safari Beta, Dan Knight, 2003.01.09. A day with Safari finds a lot to like about Apple’s beta Web browser.
- Things I Really Like About Jaguar, Dan Knight, 2003.01.08. Independent windows, the dock, PDF screen capture, faster finds, and better browsing are positive aspects of Mac OS X.
- Changes in Jaguar Compared to 10.1.5, Dan Knight, 2003.01.07. Some of the ways Jaguar is different from Mac OS X 10.1.x.
- Jaguar on a 400 MHz PowerBook G4, Dan Knight, 2003.01.06. I upgraded to Jaguar last Friday. Will it be good enough to make OS X my primary operating system?
- File Synchronization: One Step Closer to OS X, Dan Knight, 2002.12.19. Clever shareware program removes one more obstacle in the slow migration toward Mac OS X.
- Mac OS X and a Beige G3, Dan Knight, 2002.10.21. A simple hard drive upgrade turns into one nightmare after another and days of downtime.
- Of Docks and Roadblocks, Dan Knight, 2002.10.11. Fast hard drives, the dock, the trash, printing problems, backup issues, and future plans.
- I Want to Switch But…, Dan Knight, 2002.09.16. “Apple needs to help Mac users – especially those millions who never visit a Mac website – understand why OS X is for them.”
- The Joy of X with Classic, Dan Knight, 2002.07.05. “Mac users with the right hardware have little to lose and much to gain by running their favorite applications in Classic mode under OS X.”
- Carbon Copy Cloner and OS X 10.1.5, Dan Knight, 2002.06.06. Setting up a server and clearing files to make way for OS X on my main hard drive – with help from Carbon Copy Cloner.
- No Room to Update to 10.1.4, Dan Knight, 2002.04.18. Why you shouldn’t try to run Mac OS X on a small partition.
- iCab, PowerMail, the Dock, Selecting Files, and More, Dan Knight, 2002.02.08. Moving bookmarks, learning PowerMail, more thoughts on the Dock, and plenty of reader tips.
- Going Ten: Progressing Slowly, Dan Knight, 2002.02.05. It’s going to be a while before I stop booting into OS 9.x to get my work done.
- Going Ten: Installation, First Impressions, Dan Knight, 2002.01.31. The weird, wild, wonderful world of OS X – now installed on two older Macs.
- Going Ten, Part 1, Dan Knight, 2002.01.15. We’ve got the low-end hardware and are preparing for OS X.
- Apple’s Finest Art, Michael Fogus, 2001.12.20. Windows and the classic Mac OS never satisfied, but OS X is fine art.
- Crash-proof, John Holmes, 2001.12.13. “I love the [classic] Mac OS, but I have to admit that it’s always one click, one application away from a CPU locking crash.”
- A Worthwhile Upgrade!, Krishna M. Sadasivam, 2001.12.06. Stability and Unix roots make the change worthwhile. Impressed coworkers – icing on the cake!
- Postscript Printing a Major Bug in OS X, Marten van de Kraats, 2001.12.03. Although a big step forward in some ways, OS X falls flat when printing Web pages to a Postscript printer.
- OS X and the iMac 266, Alan Zisman, 2001.11.30. Some real trials installing OS X 10.0 on a Revision C iMac – but all is fine now.
Other Articles About OS X Migration
- Indispensable OS X Wares, Steve Watkins, The Practical Mac, 2002.04.09. 10 freeware and shareware programs every OS X user should know about.
- 10 Forward, Part 2, Steve Watkins, The Practical Mac, 2002.01.29. An easy, successful upgrade to OS X, and how I crashed OS X in one easy step.
- Installing OS X on a SuperMac S900, Bill Rose, Unofficial SuperMac Support Site, 2002.01.29. The trials and tribulations of installing Mac OS X on an unsupported SuperMac.
- Lessons from OS X on Unsupported Hardware, Dirk Pilat, Mac UK, 2002.01.29. It works very nicely, thank you, but be sure to use a fast hard drive.
- OS 9 or X: You Can’t Go Home Again, Kevin Webb, The Mac Webb, 2002.01.25. Missing some aspects of OS 9, I decided to go back for a week. The experiment lasted all of one hour.
- 10 Forward!, Steve Watkins, The Practical Mac, 2002.01.22. All the old commands are in different places, but forward migration shows just how rock solid Mac OS X is.
- OS X and the Beige G3, Adam Robert Guha, Apple Archive, 2001.12.21. OS X runs decently on a beige G3, but also cripples the floppy drive, printer port, graphics performance….
- The “Mac-ness” of Mac OS X: Unix and the Future of Data Organization, Brian Tiemann, Applelust, 2001.11.30. How and why a multiuser OS changes some of the rules.
- Time to Go with Point One, Jeff Adkins, Mac Lab Report, 2001.11.29. If your computer can handle it and your applications are Carbonized or Native, you should switch to 10.1.
- OS X: My Personal Odyssey Begins, Charles W Moore, Applelinks, 2001.11.27. “X is going to take a lot of getting used to.”
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