> From: Chris Olson <chris at astcomm.net> > On Dec 3, 2003, at 3:49 PM, Lisbeth Zachs wrote: >> >> onsdagen den 3 december 2003 kl 19.20 skrev Loren Schooley: >> >>> Reinstall Panther, zero out the hard drive during the first part of >>> the setup (you will experience HUGE speed improvements). >> ---------------- >> What do you mean by "zero out the hard drive". Some alternative way of >> saying "format"? Could you please explain one step further. > > I've found this to be an old wives tale. No, I said "zeroing" speeds it up IMMENSELY, not "erasing" OS9. You can re-add OS9, but zero first. Perhaps you should give up the old wife's tale and get ya some young tale to get you back up to speed ;-) Actually, OS9 DOES slow things down, because of all the time it takes to explain why ya still use it. :-) >I've installed Panther on > perhaps 20-30 machines now for various clients and people, some with OS > 9, some without. There's no technical or practical reason, nor any > indication in my real world experience, that removing OS 9 from the > system speeds things up. Agreed.