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Great, But Not Ready Yet..........
on 16 April 2001
I have recently moved over to the Macintosh and one of the reasons was the exciting new Mac OS X. After installation on my Power Mac G4, I was delighted, a beautiful intuitive interface called "Aqua", nothing even comes close on the all-conquering PC. However, after a few days I now feel rather disappointed, why? The reasons are simple, lack of hardware support. I have a HP Photosmart Printer and USB Hermstedt ISDN device. Guess what? Both aren't supported under OS X, not yet anyway until drivers are launched which could be as far away as August for the ISDN! Great, back to 56kps Modem then. That's what they call progress! Another reason why I opted for the Mac was the easy looking and intuitive Apple applications such as iTunes for MP3 playback and ripping and iMovie for movie making. Unfortunately, these programmes are not included in the first release and you have to download them from Apple's web site and after you have installed them you find that OS X doesn't support CD burning, so much for making music CD's with those MP3's then! Oh, well there will be another update later this spring, Apple says! I don't want to sound negative, but this OS just isn't ready for primetime and won't be until more applications and support are provided in future updates, until then, expect to be wowed by the looks but wondering why you bothered to update!!