I do not understand how some people can have such a bad experience with OS X final (store bought copy, that is).
Today, I went to the store to see (and buy*) OS X. They installed Mac OS X on a PowerMac G4 466 MHz (this is not the fastest thing in the Mac universe, as you will recall), and all I can say is : this OS litteraly flies !
I did the following test in store :
- run QT 5 and play 2 movies
- run iTunes and play internet radio
- start up the Classic compatibility layer
- surf on the internet with Internet Explorer, all at the same time
- all this while about twenty items populated the app side of the doc...
OS X did not even hickup once !
I would have quickly felt OS 9's limits doing all that !
Moreover OS X felt much more responsive than the Public Beta for the same tasks. And I was not alone with this impression. We were probably 10 around the monitor screen at one point, and everybody said so too.
OS X 10.0 is clearly a huge step forward compared to the PB.
So this why I wonder about your copy of OS X. Is it a developer's copy ? Is it a Hotline copy ? Have you installed directly over the PB ? If the latter is true, maybe it is not such a good idea, especially if you did a lot of hacking of the PB...
[Addition : MacFixIt also recommends a clean install, i.e. to completely erase OS X PB from the intended partition. My OS X PB partition only contained OS X, so I reformated it. I then used Sherlock to locate and remove all the invisible files (.DT_xx) OS X PB left all over the place on my other disks... The only thing missing now is, ahh well, OS X !
* ... but I was too late, there were no copies left
[Edited by Pascal on 03-24-2001 at 06:12 PM]