[rescue] OS X

N.Miller vraptor at promessage.com
Wed Aug 20 23:06:19 CDT 2003

On Wednesday, August 20, 2003, at 01:57 PM, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:

> He did say 10.1, so it's possible.  Mac OS X has been getting -faster-
> with each release.  The beta of 10.3 I played with -zoooomed-.  I shit
> you not: Finder operations and general UI responsiveness were twice as
> snappy.  The system did take longer to boot, but it was a very pleasant
> experience from there on out.  I'm especially happy about the new
> "exposi" feature.

I've been seriously considering installing 10.3, but wondered
how stable it was, since I don't generally like to eat some-
one else's dog food when I am unfocussed as all get out anyway
(but that's a different story).

One thing I noted recently, as I've been testing some stuff
I have to sell to see how it works under OS X.  10.2 seems
very slow to reconfigure after removing hardware (e.g. PCI
scsi or other cards).  I don't know if it's because I removed
more than one card at a time, or what.  I thought I had hosed
up the HD, since I didn't get the spinning dial, and booted
off CD to check.  HD was OK.  Booted again, and this time was
*patient*.  Now, when it reboots, it's back to normal.

Not quite as bad as full diags getting turned on for an E6000
or the like, but pretty slow nonetheless.


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