10.3.9 support; I’m curious as to who’s still using it, and why.
I am still using it because all my resource material (music, maths, physics & education) is in the form of DIAGRAMS.
music scores are diagrams
complicated statistical stuff is beyond the capability of any sort of WP I've ever seen, so I do them as diagrams
physics - diagrams - self explanatory
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).
iWorks (just a new name for AppleWorks I thought, probably better, as AppleWorks was better than the ClarisWorks it replaced) DOES NOT HAVE A DRAWING (MacDraw) EQUIVALENT. IT WILL NOT READ ANY MacDRAW FILES AT ALL.
This is not just a lack of backwards compatibility with earlier versions of the app., it is the complete removal of the application.
The only way I could access my material was to re-install 10.3.9 (supplied to me by Apple in the States) (they wouldn't supply anything that I was not a registered user for e.g.
10.4) (they wouldn't supply any upgrades, either, for other applications - I could buy the latest version, but they require 10.5.x)
So I'm stuck with 10.3.9, until I'm ready to invest several thousand credits in a new system..