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Gee, what did I ever do to Apple? They just sent me an email about my Panther order being delayed to "on or before Oct. 29th".

That's what I get for buying a G5, SHEESH!!

sob... sob... sob... whine...

-Howie
 

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snif ... snif ... snif

Apple sent me an email that my Panther had shipped, but it didn't arive.

Shoot. Now I'll have to listen to the lucky ehMacers gloating all weekend
 

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I got the same e-mail saying my Panther shipping date is now "on or before October 29th" as you did. Bummer, eh? :(
 

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I received my panther upgrade this morning... all I have to say is wow... it is a huge an improvement over Jaguar, especially when it comes to the speed and responsiveness of the GUI.

I tried it out on my iBook 500 to see how much of a difference it makes and it is truly amazing how zippy this OS is, not to mention Expose which is going to make my life a whole lot easier.
 

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I got the same note on Friday saying my order had been delayed until the 29th, but today I got a note saying my order had been shipped on Friday. Weird.

At least I've still got the Panther seeds to keep me content.
 

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Goobernatorial, I assume your iBook/500 doesn't take advantage of Quartz Extreme? I am ccurious about this, as a friend of mine with an iMac DV/SE has a 400MHz G3 running OS 9.0.1. We were antsy abut going up to OS X, but I too find a nice speed enhancement after wiping the drive and installing Panther on my G4/450. BUT, my GPU can run QE. She won't be able to. Hence, my question about you running QE or not.

So, it feels usable?
 

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Apple sent me a shipping notice, so I'm not mad at them anymore. :D

-Howie
 

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Yeah, my copy shipped on Saturday. WoohoO!
 

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MacAholic the performance on G3s is startling compared to Jaguar. We put it on a G3 400 with only 256 megs ram and it was very good - not quite as smooth as a QE equipped but much much better than Jaguar.
RAM helps a bunch - 384 minimum is good :cool:
 

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Thanks, Macdoc. Good to know
 
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