VISTA and OS X are not the same. 2850
You missed out on fun stuff like:
- USERS having to tell the OS how much memory to give to apps!
VISTA and OS X are not the same. 2851
Bujt we were talking about the GUI features of the old Mac OS that didn't make it to OSX. Everybody knows that the Old OS was...
- Horrible instability if you guessed the above wrong!
- Brain-dead networking. You could have only one active network at a time, so, for example, downloading a file from the internet using dial-up and saving it to a TCP-IP networked drive was impossible.
- Bringing the system to a halt just by holding down the mouse button
- No OS level support for multi-processors. Yes, apps coded specifically for it could use 2 CPUs, but there were no concepts like OS-scheduled threads, preemption, and the OS generally controlling how apps behaved. In fact, apps routinely went around the OS to get better performance. Photoshop, for example, completely ignored the OS and created it's own virtual memory, because the OS's was so lame.
- cooperative mulbreastasking, which is a contradiction in terms.
In short, Mac OS prior to X sucked badly. But hey, it had a really cute smiley face when you first turned it on!