[thechat] OSX

martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com
Wed Jul 3 03:47:02 CDT 2002

Memo from Martin P Burns of PricewaterhouseCoopers

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>is there any reason to fear it?

Nope. Although there are a few useful ground rules. Dave's mentioned a
couple, but also:
1) Get more RAM. As much as you can stuff in your machine if possible.

2) Make sure that your Administrator account is *not* the one you do
regular work in. Use it *only* for system administration and you won't be
able to break stuff by accident. You can do some sysadmin stuff like
installing apps from your regular login, but you'll be asked for your admin
security details which will apply to that action only.

3) You can run all those OS9 apps, but you'll need to run a separate
environment to do it. You can do this at the same time as your OSX apps,
but that environment will suck memory and CPU cycles to run itself as well
as your chosen app. Actuallly, it just plain sucks, but it's still better
than rebooting the machine.

4) Corollary: Upgrade Photoshop and DW/whatever to OSX versions.
5) There's lots of cool free stuff - some of which are Unix type tools, but
even some of those have GUI installers.


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