At 11:37 AM -0900 23/2/12, Kristen R wrote: >I find it aggravating that you would promote XP on vintage PC hardware >superior to PPC computing today. I never said they were; I merely offered it as a more capable solution for internet usage than an ageing operating system the OP is otherwise comfortale with. Surely you are not suggesting I curse him with linux? >If you wish to have your PPC up with the times, install Linux. ... Ah. You did. I wouldn't wish the complexity and chaos of Linux on my worst enemy, and definitely never suggest it to a Mac owner. Information technology is meant to be invisible to its user, something linux can never be, and something Mac OS manages with exceptional ease. Possibly the single most important reason for /not/ adopting linux is that he loses access to all of his existing application base and all documents created with them. >And that an upgrade to Leopard is a disastrous move. Which for many, it is. - One loses the ability to run Classic programs seamlessly. - Changes in network protocols results in problems communicating with other LAN devices. - RAM requirements quadruple; if physical RAM is insufficient, the constant paging slows the entire system down, and shortens the life-span of the primary drive. - Graphics requirements triple; if you do not have a Core Image compliant card in the machine, rendering load is shifted back to the CPU resulting in slowdowns and increased system temperatures accordingly. - Possibly the most aggravating aspect of 10.5 is the quarantine system, a nagging nanny that will double-query the user on any file or program opened that does not exist on LibraryServices' safe-list; nor is disabling this an easy task under 10.5, even with commandline tools. I personally use the most appropriate tool for the job. My primary workstation is a grey G3/300 running MacOS 8.6, as it has programs I use that have absolutely no counterpart anywhere else. For internet duties, I have a Mini running 10.5.11 and Vineserver that I run headless and control from my G3 via VNCthing -- being able to keep the whole web in an easily-hidden single window is a major boon to my workflow. Similarly, I run a Dell Studio Hybrid with XP as a headless machine on which I can run Windows software when I wish to (which, thankfully is not often). If Jim wishes to be able to utilise the web effectively, and maintain current workflow capabilities, extra hardware is required, not a new OS. Geoffrey -- -- -------------------- Endian Little Hate I ----------------------- -- What you think, you create. What you create, you become. What you become, you express. What you express, you experience. What you experience, you are. What you are, you think.