||Jaguar: Time to Stop Pussyfooting Around|
|Subject:||APPS and MONEY...|
OK, for the record- I like OSX. I don't love it, but it has some nice features that I feel will get even better in the future. I support about 30 Macs in our corporate environment and I'll tell you why we will not be upgrading to OSX anytime in the near future.
No Quark for OSX. No scanner support for our Umax scanners. No printer drivers for our Image setters. Then, lets factor in the costs. OSX.2- $129. RAM- $60 Software upgrades for all the apps my clients use in OS9- anywhere from 500 to 1500 bucks depending on the user. So, theoretically that could be over $50,000 just so our Mac guys can "upgrade". Will OSX make my clients $50,000 more productive? Even if all of our apps and hardware were updated to run under OSX, we wouldn't be able to afford to upgrade.