Jim Heid, who writes the Mac Focus column for the
says in his latest
that “Mac OS X is becoming more viable every time.”
How do you know whether to keep on keepin’ on (for now) with the traditional Mac operating system or move to Mac OS X. Heid says Mac OS X is making headway in the areas of business, audio/video production, science and engineering apps, as well as in the “digital hub” arena. However, Mac Classic still has the edge in graphics software (no Photoshop for Mac OS X), page-layout software (no Quark for X), and Web design apps (Carbonized versions of Dreamweaver, Flash, GoLive and LiveMotion are due sometime in 2002).
“The bottom line: For many of the niches where the Mac is popular, the transition to OS X will take more time,” Heid says. “But for mainstream business and Internet use, OS X has reached its stride. I’m using OS X daily, and I’m restarting under OS 9 less often all the time.”