Jaguar: Time to Stop Pussyfooting Around
Subject:   Leap for whose sake? Well, Good News
Date:   2002-08-04 13:27:31
From:   derrick
Response to: Leap for whose sake?

I understand all of your points, but only have time to respond to one: speed.

I was doing some work yesterday in my studio and had a couple Macs going at once. I was having a problem with a new memory card reader that was supposed to "work with all computers" and was working with none.

I decided to fire up the PowerBook G3 400MHz (Pismo) which has Jaguar loaded on one partition to see it the memory card reader would work with it.

A Mac user who owns a 600 MHz iBook running 10.1.5 was watching over my shoulder and remarked out of the blue about how fast the G3 Pismo was behaving -- faster than the 600 MHz running 10.1.5.

I usually don't tell people which machine has Jaguar on it because of the NDA, but in light of these discussions I just couldn't resist.

The speed improvement was noticeable to this Mac user on a 400MHz machine. Will it be fast enough for you? I don't know. But I certainly think it's worth taking a look.