[thelist] [OT] upgrading Mac from OS9 to OSX, thoughts?

Benjer futureweb at macmail.com
Wed Oct 16 09:52:01 CDT 2002

that microsoft ad was classic, more info here including a link to google's
cache!!! google just gets better every month.


I agree

Thanks for the info on PDFCompress.

I'll have to disagree on "OS9 is dead, its the past."
The rest of my office which is print based won't be switching untill Quark
6.1 arrives on the scene - its a shame, i'd say indesign but designers are
designers and they don't want to have to learn a new program when they can
do everything they can presently and in a stable environment in OS9.

Anyway, this'll end up similar to a PC/MAC debate its endless.

NOW "where do i want to go today?"


On 16/10/02 3:48 pm, "matt s." <mspiegler at lightbulbpress.com> wrote:

> Of course, come January, all new Macs will be OSX only, and you'll only be
> able
> to run 9 in Classic mode. So its definitely a move we'll all have to make in
> the near future.
> Speaking of Apple, did everyone hear about Microsofts failed attempt to steal
> their "Switch" ad campaign? :)
> http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&cid=528&ncid=528&e=15&u=/ap/20021014/ap
> _on_hi_te/microsoft_ad
> .matt
> Benjer wrote:
>> Have you ever looked at the size of PDF's created from any OSX app??
>> significantly higher than distiller.
>> OSX is great if you can afford to buy new apps (apart from quark) but if you
>> cant there isn't much point.
>> Just my 2 cents - I do use OSX but only have to use
>> macromedia/illustrator/photoshop etc.
>> On 16/10/02 3:35 pm, "Gregory Wostrel" <gwostrel at mac.com> wrote:
>>> --
>>> [ Picked text/plain from multipart/alternative ]
>>> Hi Chris,
>>> The Cube wil handle OSX just fine. Make sure that you have maxed out
>>> the ram just to be safe. X likes plenty of it. Install OSX 10.2, don't
>>> be afraid! Follow Apple's install directions carefully regarding
>>> upgrading the system and all.
>>> Distiller works just fine in Classic mode. Quark simply is a pain in
>>> the ass in Classic. However, InDesign works great in X and allows you
>>> to export to PDF with all the options that Distiller gives you and you
>>> can open up Quark files with no problem (generally). Also, you can
>>> generate PDF's on the fly from ANY other OSX app without using
>>> Distiller at all, so what is the big problem?
>>> I say, go for it.
>>> Greg Wostrel
>>> gwcreative
>>> http://www.gwcreative.com/
>>> gw at gwcreative.com
>>> Communications and the Art of Simplicity
>>> On Tuesday, October 15, 2002, at 04:08  PM, Chris W. Parker wrote:
>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>> From: matt s. [mailto:mspiegler at lightbulbpress.com]
>>>>> Sent: Tuesday, October 15, 2002 9:51 AM
>>>>> To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
>>>>> Subject: Re: [thelist] [OT] upgrading Mac from OS9 to OSX, thoughts?
>>>>> what kind of Mac do you have? I've heard that pre-G3's can
>>>>> run into big
>>>>> trouble, and even the early G3's can be sluggish with OSX.
>>>> it's a cube, but it came out when the cube was new. so i'm pretty sure
>>>> that makes it a G3.
>>>> geoff mentioned that quarkxpress doesn't work with osx, and although
>>>> we've got version 5 (which might work, if geoff was referring to
>>>> version
>>>> 4) we also need adobe distiller to work. and he says that doesn't. so
>>>> it
>>>> looks like we'll just upgrade to the latest version of 9. (of course
>>>> going in order of all the previous updates.)
>>>> any suggestions or comments about doing those upgrades?
>>>> thanks,
>>>> chris.
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