Journal: News & Comment

Thursday, April 12, 2001
# 2:43:00 PM:

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Glutton for punishment

In the past two days, I have completely erased and re-installed three different operating systems on three computers:

  • Mac OS 8.1 on an old Power Mac 6100/60 that now lives in our kitchen (and on which I'm typing this).
  • Windows 98 on a PC in my home office (necessary because the previous install completely forgot about its network card -- but the reinstall doesn't seem to have fixed the problem).
  • Mac OS X on my main computer, a Power Mac G3.

The last is the most interesting, because Mac OS X is brand new (as of the end of March), and is the first complete rewrite of the Macintosh operating system since 1984. Oddly, its installation went most smoothly, and other than some display glitches because my main display is black and white instead of colour, it seems to be working rather well.

Why am I not using Mac OS X to type this, then?

Because my kids, who are sitting behind me, don't eat in my office.


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