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Re: MacIvories and Mac System 7.0?

    Date: Thu, 30 May 91 15:50 EDT
    From: pvs@jazz.al.alcoa.com (Peter Van Sickel)

    Back off bashing on Symbolics regarding Mac System 7.0.

I have to heartily agree with these sentiments. You're wait for VM is
Apple's fault, not Symbolics. And how many revisions of system 7 were there
in the period after March? 7? 8? I don't see how anyone can have a reaonable
shot to certify software would be complient. 

Look at Apple's OWN Software Arm: Claris --- their system 7 compatible
software isn't due out until late summer!!! (upgrades to MacWrite II, for
instance). And Apple isn't selling MPW 3.2 (system 7 compatible development
tools) through APDA until Summer either. A lot of other companies are in the
same boat: Semantec's System7 compliant Think C won't be out till late
summer, many other vendors are behind, particularly if their product uses
any sort of networking. Hell, you'll have a hard time getting 6.0.7
compatible versions of a lot of ethernet stuff even now!!

So if you want to complain - call Apple and ask why their development tools
and stable versions weren't available sooner. Then sit down, order a life
from the bar, and wait like "the rest of us"[TM].

And as someone who has actually booted the damn thing up, I'm going back to
6.0.7 and not holding my breath. The publicity far outstrips the utility.

 Brad Miller		U. Rochester Comp Sci Dept.
 miller@cs.rochester.edu {...allegra!rochester!miller}