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  • But that's good, because the more's the merrier, and it means less work for me to get the tools I want (I'm looking at you, Elian).
    Hey, go point that gaze elsewhere, boyo! I've been doing macs for ages. :-P

    Ernie's here at TPC. I'm going to go try and convince him to use Parrot as the runtime engine for the next version of AppleScript. That should be fun...

    • I didn't mean to include you in the "new Mac users", but in the "doing stuff for Macs that means less work for me." :-)
  • I've always enjoyed using Macs, but until OS X came out I do have to admit that I would never have used them for anything serious. I get irritated enough using 8.6 and 9 on my gf's iMac. It's just painful doing things.

    Having used Acorn's RISC OS and Linux as my main OSs for over a decade (in some combination or non-combination) I find MacOS versions less than X to be somewhat restrictive. X sounds like a step up, and damnit if I'm not going to have an iBook by the end of the year.

    I still think RISC OS had
      ---ict / Spoon
  • I'll admit it. In the days of my youth, I managed a Babbages software store, and laughed and rolled my eyes at the mac users. As time went on we would laugh at things like cooperative multitasking and single button mice.

    Macs were for people who didn't know better, or so I thought. I watched the launch of OSX and thought it was pretty. I read buzzwords like Mach and Darwin and references to NeXT and I was happily puzzled. I used a NeXT slab in college in a Calculus class to run Mathematica, so I knew what i