[futurebasic] Re: [FB] Mac OS 8.5 and FBII apps

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From: Mel & Carol Patrick <mel@...>
Date: Sat, 8 May 1999 08:58:14 -0700
>>Chris .. As far as I'm concerned .. OS 8 thru 8.5.1 is a REAL PAIN  ...
>I would like to say that I have no problems with 8.5.1 on a performa 5400.
>It's the best thing since sliced bread. (or as Tedd once asked - what was
>the best thing before sliced bread).
>Jim - what machine are you running on and what extensions do you have?
>Sometimes getting rid of a few extensions helps heaps.
>I did a clean out of some extensions last year. I reckon I got a 25% speed
>increase in my machine.
>Run a slim system for development. Run a fatter system for other work.

I'm of the same opinion as Jim for OS 8 and 851. Slower, more crash prone
and just for the "look" and "feel" it wasn't worth it. If I didn't have to
do software, I wouldn't have wasted the money. System 7 was at least 30%
faster on my 7300/200.

I found if I removed all the extensions, control panels, system and finder
that Apple puts in, it was a lot more stable though...;-)

Mel Patrick