> The Ugly Question: Do I upgrade to OSX or not?
> <insert olde time movie scream by dying actress here>
> Ok, so like probably everyone else I'm going bonkers with OS 9.1 and it
> crashing all over the place. I have a few friends that love X because it's
> stable. But they pretty much only use the internet and not many
> Most of the applications I use (Entourage & Office 2001, PALM Desktop for my
> KYOCERA SmartPhone 6035) are not yet compatible with OSX. Plus I wonder
> about my external hardware... My QueFire CD-R, my HotSync Cradle for my
> So is it really wise for me to upgrade to X when most of the time I'm going
> to be in classic mode ANYWAY?
> I'm curious to people's thoughts on this ugly, ugly question. <insert final
> olde time movie scream by dying actress here>
Sounds to me like you need to figure out why your OS 9 is not stable first.
While OS X features protected memory, it's not much improvement for
clueless users. (not saying you are one, just that OS X is not idiot-proof
First thing I'd suggest is that you go back in the Extensions Manager and
make a copy of your OS 9 Base extensions, and starting from that adding
only the extensions you absolutely MUST have Palm and MS compatibility.
See if that doesn't improve the stability.
If it does, then begin re-adding extensions ONE BY ONE until you find the
ones that are making your system unstable.
If it doesn't, then you might want to look up a troubleshooting guide, buy
a copy of Norton or DiskWarrior or TechTool, or have a qualified tech give
it a good going over (the latter is a last-resort option).
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