View Full Version : 10.1 Early Observations

11-15-2001, 05:54 PM
It was easy to install on my Pismo.
It was a pain to install on my upgraded YosemiteG3/500 (XLR8) + dual RADEON
It is FAST http://macgurus.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

There is no option to schedule startup and/or shutdown http://macgurus.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif
System 10.1 recognized my XLR8 G3/500 1MB cache - at least the system profiler shows it has a 1MB L2 cache. If its running THIS fast without the L2 cache - I'm REALLY impressed.
I really wish that 10.1 would give you the option to take your network settings and other settings from 9.1 or 9.2.1 - either on the same partition or another partition.
I have not run Classic in 10.1 yet.
The dock often gets in the way of scrolling browsers and other windows. I set it to hide, but it would be nice if it worked like the task bar in windows. That is the application pages would stay ABOVE the dock (or away from the dock - depenind on where you put it).

I have the XLR8 2.6.1 software - but do I really need it?
I have just install Netscape X 6.x? Is it any good?

I think 10.1 is ready for prime time. We just need a few more apps and maybe a few tweaks and old features here an there.

I am interested in any other observations?
Anybody booting off SCSI drives in 10.1?
Are there any bootable RAID solutions?


To boldly go where no english professor has gone before! -)

11-15-2001, 06:30 PM
Got 10.1.1 running on
(1) Lombard w/ 256 MB RAM (333 MHz G3)
(2) QuickSilver 733 G4 w / 1 GB RAM
(3) iMac 333 G3 w/ 192 MB RAM

Impressions - ROCKS on the QuickSilver G4.
Works well on the iMac
Works O.K. on the Lombard BUT - graphics updating is annoyingly slow. It's markedly faster than 10.0.4 so much more of a viable upgrade - I find things faster under 9.2.1 on the Lombard (my main machine) than under Classic.. esp some of our molecular modelling programs that are DOG slow under Classic but work well under 9.2.1

the graphics are really nice though under OS X

My students still find it a bit bizarre flipping between Classic apps and OS X apps esp in terms of printing and some network stuff but otherwise, they were impressed.


11-16-2001, 12:27 AM
Dragon: The XLR8 software is only required to activate the backside cache on oldworld machines. OS X automatically supports the backside cache on newer machines such as your Yosemite.

11-16-2001, 01:03 AM
10.1 works great on my PTP, can't say it screams with speed, but it is very stable and much fun to play with. netscape is also nice and stable although a bit more sluggish than IE on my computer. OSX is the first os where a 17 inch monitor is too small however...i am really looking for a 20 or 21 inch to let things spreadout a little. i think the dock would be much more usefull with a bigger screen. I am currently going back anf forth between using drag thing and the dock...i think such a great OS screams out for a better decktop utitlity prgram.

11-16-2001, 11:34 AM

I have noticed that too, OS X needs a bigger monitor. The title bar, window widgets, and the system font all seem bigger. No tool exists to reduce the system font right now, unlike in OS 9 where that was covered in Apperance control panel.

I am running X on a 19" at 1600x1200, and it is comfortable. OS 9 is way to small at that resoultion. My only problem is that OmniWeb doesnt support CSS fully so some sites come through very very small, whie others are great.

If people are looking to improve their OS X experience I suggest two things. Get LaunchBar, it just plain rocks. Also, Aqua bugs me (horz. line and too colorful) so I got Sosuimi, a really nice theme for the OS. There is a forum thread at MacNN here: http://forums.macnn.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=46&t=000967

- Chris

11-16-2001, 12:37 PM
the system font all seem bigger
Anybody notice that some of the fonts in IE (for the web short cuts) look off. Like the computer is rendering font sizes with out the proper file?

Those 128x128 photo REALISTIC ICONs are http://www.macgurus.com/ubb/cool.gif
I run my 20" at 1792x1344 for both 10.1 & 9 - It does look small in 9 - but luckily I can set up the system font to 14 points and IE can scale fonts very well when I actually need to read. My 17" 2nd display is looking fairly TINY at 1152x870. I think 1024x768 is the bare minimum resolution for this OS. I really do not like working on Photoshop at this resolution - in classic of course.

Netscape 6.2 X is dog slow on my Yosemite - but IE is ok for now.

The FTP feature looks cool - but I WISH Apple put a simple option to setup other accouts or a anonymouse account with limited access. I do not like giving out my root userid & password http://www.macgurus.com/ubb/eek.gif

I still have not figure out file sharing.... I WANT A CHOOSER! Maybe I should not give up after 5 minutes?
http://www.macgurus.com/ubb/confused.gif http://macgurus.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

11-16-2001, 01:30 PM
File sharing is problematic. The "Connect to Server" thing has a broken browsing feature. The only way I have been able to do sharing is to enter the IP address in the address bar.

The good thing is that OS X file sharing is very robust, on my desktop I have had volumes mounted for days on end. Though on my powerbook volumes unmount when I put the machine to sleep.

- Chris