What version of Mac OS X do you use? (redux)

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What version of Mac OS X do you use?

Poll ended at Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:10 pm

10.3.9
3
13%
10.3.9, intend to upgrade to Intel-based Mac with 10.6
0
No votes
10.4.x
3
13%
10.4.x, intend to upgrade to 10.6
1
4%
10.5
4
17%
10.5, intend to upgrade to 10.6
12
52%
I’m already using 10.6
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 23

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Zbond-Zbond wrote:All these diagrams are created using a drawing application, all on Mac, ranging from early ClarisWorks (i.e. before AppleWorks, but identical from a user point of view) to the present using up-grades as available via AppleWorks in its various incarnations until I bought Leopard 10.5.1 plus the iWorks stuff (now sold separately).
I know we’ve had this conversation before, but: AppleWorks works fine under Leopard, and upgrading does not remove it. Really.

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Plus the current version of eazyDraw will definitely import macDraw files. You can always download the free trial if you don't believe it. So if you've been wanting to upgrade, there's no reason not to! :)
Hey, free OXPs: farsun v1.05 & tty v0.5! :0)

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wackyman465 wrote:What is the exchange rate for credits to USD or other earth currencies?
I'm not sure whether USD :arrow: an earth currency :?:

Although we tend to use fairly small currency units, £ € etc. in days gone by much larger units were available, even larger than 500€ note :o
the first £1bn+ deal was done c.1890 (by an individual) (who owned a private bank) - converting via average weekly earnings, or potatoes, that is quite a large sum, but long ago currency units such as the Roman Gold Talent, for example, were very large expressed in any Earth currency of today. This is clear evidence of interstellar trade in recent historical times. I do not believe it has ceased.

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USD = united states dollar. I'm fairly sure that I live on earth...
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Ahruman wrote:AppleWorks works fine under Leopard
I don't doubt you, just didn't have AppleWorks any more to install!
Once 10.3.9 re-installed, everything was fine.
Also, I now have a copy of AppleWorks obtained in the States.
Leopard was installed by AppleCentre, and came back with no AppleWorks. None of their display models would read any of my files (except spreadsheets). They did not re-install AppleWorks.

Intaglio will be the best option.. (?) (it didn't like opening ClarisWorks files, though)
Kaks wrote:current version of eazyDraw will definitely import macDraw files
We haven't succeeded with this, either using free download or at reseller on either my hardware or theirs.

None of this bothers me now.
I've seen the octo-core MacPro :lol:
I can access files with Panther :roll:

HOWEVER it is very good to hear that installing some sort of Leopard won't blitz MacDraw. Thank-you for all interesting comments, which I do appreciate, and act upon. I am tempted to rehabilitate Leopard from coaster status and give it a go.

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Commander McLane wrote:Isn't there a list around somewhere with all cat names trademarked by Apple? From there it would be relatively easy to conclude the upcoming upgrade path.
According to Wikpedia:
"Apple has also registered "Lynx" and "Cougar" as trademarks, though these were allowed to lapse."

Don't forget the Ocelot.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocelot

I'm also saving my pennies for OS X Tabby.
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Wiggy wrote:"Apple has also registered "Lynx"
Is that for their retro text only OS

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Naw it's for their special new competitor to the internet... Lots of ways to get from one site to another.
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Not sure which one of you missed the point there. :-)

(See "Legacy" section)

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While my copy of Snow Leopard is spending its weekend at a post office depot (why release it on a Friday?) the release notes for the Snow Leopard development tools have been released, and as expected developing for 10.3.9 is not supported. There is no mention of using a previous version of Xcode with Snow Leopard (as you can with Leopard to develop for 10.2.8). I’ve asked for official clarification on this.

Even if using an old version of Xcode is supported, I’ll certainly be wanting to spend my time in the new one, so there’s also a question of how much trouble it’ll be to move a project between the two. There are also things that would be much easier to do if 10.3.9 is dropped, such as Sparkle automatic updates.

Bottom line: 10.3.9 support from now until MSNR is not a given.

Edit: the official answer is that it’ll probably kinda work if I avoid the bits that crash.

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Given the poll results, 10.3.9 support seems redundant

edit: does that necessitate 10.6 for writeOXP attempt?

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Zbond-Zbond wrote:edit: does that necessitate 10.6 for writeOXP attempt?
No.

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Ahruman wrote:While my copy of Snow Leopard is spending its weekend at a post office depot (why release it on a Friday?) .
You need to get your postie to work harder. :D My copy of SL turned up this morning. Just finished my upgrade.

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:shock: Postmen? You have postmen? what a luxury

does anyone have any experience of GTX285 graphics card vs Nvidia FX4800/5800 workstation(s)?

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