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  • I've been hearing good things about 10.2. Any comments? Are you noticing any speed improvements or other enhancements in general that you like?

    I don't own a mac, but I tend to follow it because someday I'm going to get one. At least, that's what I keep telling myself. :)

    • A few months ago I visited our local Apple store and gave an iMac a spin. I liked it a lot better than I expected. The GUI was very nice; better than anything I've used on Linux. However, it wasn't as snappy as I expected. Another thing was that for my normal web surfing and email activities, I couldn't find anything compelling. Last week I upgraded my home desktop to a very inexpensive Athlon XP 1600 and ATI Radeon 7500. Definitely not bleeding edge technology but much better than my Celeron 466. The most noticeable improvement was the speed of Mozilla and the KDE desktop. Give all of the glowing reviews of OS X 10.2, I had to visit the Apple store again for another test drive. Again, I was impressed with the nice GUI and desktop, but I definitely noticed that it seemed sluggish compared to my Athlon system at home. I'm beginning to think that Apple needs to get OS X ported to some subset of Intel/AMD compatible hardware ASAP. The big attraction of 10.2 to me is the ability to use mainstream apps as well as Unix tools. All in all I'd like to buy an iMac with 10.2, but I don't see it as a huge improvement over my current Linux with KDE (liquid theme) or Gnome system.
      • I'm beginning to think that Apple needs to get OS X ported to some subset of Intel/AMD compatible hardware ASAP.

        If you think hardware is the limiting factor of Mac OS X's UI speed, you're mistaken. Porting it to Intel would not make it faster. The UI is slow(er) because it is doing a heck of a lot more than any theme you are running on Linux. It's amazing it's as fast as it is!