by jennywren1420 - 12/10/05 10:15 AM
In Reply to: Utilities by mrmacfixit
Thanks for the advice, P. As for why I use 9.2.2 (besides finding it quite satisfactory, except for not being able to buy or download free much that is new in software), it's quite simple. My mother, who had a hard enough time converting to OS 9 from an earlier version, not to speak of going from Word 5.1a to 98, uses 9.2.2. She calls on me often to help her by phone to untangle something she can't understand on her computer, and it's really easier to do it if I can see what's going on on both her screen and mine.
That's leaving aside that I'd have to update a lot of the software I have. I admit that I'd be able to do more and wouldn't have to search for older software at various Web sites when I need something. Try, for example, getting Acrobat--not the reader, the standard version--or Quicken or some such thing for OS 9, and more advanced versions of Netscape. My ISP, Earthlink (which too over my beloved Mindspring), also offers new software only for OS X (even though there is little that they offer for Macs, anyway). There are many other things that I just can't use because I don't have OS X, but fortunately, I don't need a whole lot more than I now have.
That's the story: I love my mother; she wouldn't be willing or able to adapt again to a new OS version, one that is much different from the one she knows; I want to be able to help her; I might not even go to X if she gave up computing, or not until I had to, which was the story with getting 9.04 with my current computer. If that seems silly (leaving aside the expense of upgrading the OS and some of my software), so be it. That's what my cryptic remark was all about.
Thanks for asking. Kind, as always.
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