10 Forward

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.”

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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