[R-SIG-Mac]timing R and R and R and R
Martin Maechler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Wed, 14 Nov 2001 08:43:47 +0100
>>>>> "Jean" == Jean Thioulouse <Jean.Thioulouse@biomserv.univ-lyon1.fr> writes:
Jean> None of the people I know at the University of Lyon have switched
Jean> to OS X, and none of them will switch in the next few months, even
Jean> those buying new Macs.
Jean> I think it will take at least one year until a significant part
Jean> of them do so. OS X is far from being a final version of Mac OS.
Jean> Even in 10.1, there is still many problems in the GUI, and too many
Jean> programs are missing an OS X version (other than a beta).
Jean> OS X has much higher needs in terms of CPU power and memory, so only
Jean> people buying new Macs will have the opportunity to switch. Looking
Jean> at the rate of new Macs purchase shows that it will take a long time
Jean> before OS X really spreads here.
I think this applies to "here" (Zurich, Switzerland) as well.
Many people apply
``Never change a winning team''
to their computing environment. Companies and private persons.
The question is what "long time" means. Certainly a bit longer than 1.4
(i.e. I'm voting partly against Jan DeLeeuw's proposal).
I still agree that most part of Stefano's future work should be directed
towards Quartz and OS X.y support. But OS .y support (i.e. ensure that
new R releases work on these) should not be dropped for the next one or two
years I think.
Jean> Jean Thioulouse - Equipe "Ecologie Statistique" - UMR CNRS 5558
Jean> Universite Lyon 1, Bat. Mendel, 69622 Villeurbanne Cedex, France
Jean> Fax: (33) 4 78 89 27 19 Tel: (33) 4 72 43 27 56
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