[thechat] Re: OSX

Andrew Forsberg andrew at thepander.co.nz
Mon Nov 26 14:51:57 CST 2001

>Not sure how well it'll play with broadband though. Anyone got 
>blueyonder?? I'm considering it, but their web site sayeth no X. :-|

Funny, apart from the few apps still in beta (including Eudora, as 
Dave mentioned), my only gripe with OS X is the occasional bit of 
weirdness with networking.

I'm still waiting on the delivery of OS X 10.1 (ordered it 8 weeks 
ago), but versions <= 10.04 didn't configure TCP/IP networking on my 
machines unless they were rebooted. It was quite annoying, but 
couldn't be a common problem or else OS X's practical use as a server 
would be close to nill (crash > auto reboot > no network. doh!). 
Perhaps it had something to do with the DHCP client code... dunno.

Big plus, on the other hand, is that macs have a compiler (woot!) and 
easy access to gnu and gnu-license-like software. No more waiting for 
ports, no more being last on the developers' list... Oh, and even the 
most recent java apps usually work!

I think ya did good. :)

Andrew Forsberg
uberNET - http://uber.net.nz/
the pander - http://thepander.co.nz/

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