This Friday night is the Night Of The Panther. Apple says so, and so it must be so. They’re the digital Charleton Heston, issuing edicts from on hight. So it is written, so it shall be done.
When purchasing a Mac for the first time 18 months ago, I was told it was OS-X. Mac with a bulletproof, crashproof, brilliantly coded Linux-Based OS. It could do no wrong. It was the best thing to come out since the Mini Cooper.
It crashes. It’s twitchy. It’s buggy. Are we told this? Of course not. What’s the solution? Oh gosh you fool, that was just Release 10.1 ! ( and, 10.1.1, 10.1.2, 10.1.3, etc…you get the idea ).
If ya REAAAAAAAAAAALLLY wanted to solve all of those silly bugs and problems that you suffer from Mac OS-X, why the only smart and clever and brilliant thing to do…is buy…Jaguar ! Yes, by god. THAT’LL fix all yer problems. It’s crashproof. It’s bulletproof. It’s brilliant and Linux-Based. ( Tell me if this sounds familiar…)
That was summer, 2002. Here we are. October, 2003. Tired of problems with Jaguar? Tired of not being able to run any apps not written by Apple, because nothing is Jaguar-compatible? Oh gosh, you fool, that was only Jaguar.
You want to REAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLY solve all of those inane incompatibility problems and be able to do videoconferencing using a web cam ( like this is new? -yawn- ), and basically let go of that awful twitchy buggy Jaguar? Buy Panther !!! Yes, that’s the only cool-beans way to go. Panther !!! Yay !
Who’s the schmuck? The people re-writing perfection every 6 months, of the person dumb enough to be suckered into this cycle of obscurity? This post was written on a home-assembed PC using an Intel Pentium II- 233 chip. It was written using the Windows 98 Second Edition operating system. Guess what? It doesn’t crash. It doesn’t have incompatibility problems. It works, and works, and works…and works.
So, now that I’m committed to a system that is almost entirely based on smoke and mirrors, and obviously cannot seem to stay stable long enough for ANYBODY to write software to match it…um…I wonder what I can get for my TiBook on eBay. I cannot even buy Disk Warrior for Jaguar now, because Panther is coming out, and the Jaguar software platform will no longer be supported by Apple for very long- this was the case with OS-X 10.1. When 10.2 ( Jaguar ) came out, 10.1 was obsolete. Now, I pity people who made a good living using the huge cornucopia of software written for Mac OS-9. THEY’RE really screwed. Apple has publicly stated that it will no longer support OS-9.
Arrogance, buttered with hubris and a sprinkling of granola and fine Nothern California pot. What a load of crapola. IMHO, this is the single most atrocious scam pulled on the computer-literate public. Ever. Period.