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Jaguar in Santa Clara

by Derrick Story
Mac Newsletter for 08/02/2002

Dear Mac Reader,

If you've followed the activity on Mac DevCenter and MacSlash during the The first week of August, you know that I finally came out and said what's been on my mind since Macworld N.Y.: "We've got to get behind Mac OS X."

In the article, "Jaguar: It's Time to Stop Pussyfooting Around," I noted that Apple's customer base just isn't large enough to be divided between two operating systems. It's been 17 months since the first release of Mac OS X, and only 20 percent of the Apple customer base has started using it. (And even that figure is questionable.)

We could continue to debate the pros and cons of Mac OS X (speed on older machines, Quark, upgrade price), or we could just bite the bullet and begin experimenting with the new platform any way we can -- load it onto a partitioned drive, try it on a laptop, convert a non-Quark machine.

If learning Mac OS X is one of the barriers to switching, then you might want to consider spending four days with O'Reilly in Santa Clara, California, starting on September 30, to get your Mac OS X credentials. And I promise you, you'll have a great time doing so.

Register at: http://conferences.oreillynet.com/pub/w/19/register.html

To subscribe to the Mac newsletter (or any O'Reilly Network newsletters), visit http://www.oreillynet.com/cs/user/home and select the newsletters you wish to receive in your user profile (you'll need to log in with your existing O'Reilly Network account -- if you don't yet have an account, you'll need to create one).

Early bird registration is good through August 23. Hope to see you in Santa Clara. It's going to be outstanding.

Derrick
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Derrick Story
O'Reilly Network Managing Editor
derrick@oreilly.com

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