>Hi, All - two questions:
> 1) My G3 (beige) is running on OS 8.0; I'd like to switch over to 9.0,
>which I have on the laptop. I upgraded the main programs when I got the
>laptop, so I know most are compatible. Q: is anyone having any major
>glitches with OS 9 ( I routinely use Quark 3.3.2, Photoshop 5.0.1,
>Illustrator 8 - I want to get Illustrator 9, which will only run with OS 8.5
>and above). I have a lot of work at the moment, and don't want to spend a
>week trying to iron out the bugs.
> 2) My monitor (same machine) is acting up a bit; when I shut off the
>screen (manually, using the little button), it has failed to come back on
>several times - about 4 time out of maybe 100, I think, so it is not
>consistent. The screen just stays black. I can get it to come on by
>restarting & holding down the apple-option-A-V keys (resets to factory
>defaults), but of course this is annoying. I'm guessing some kind of
>extension conflict, but I haven't loaded any new software lately. I did
>rebuild the desktop, and so far so good, but who knows? any clues?
I have been using 9.04 at home on a new iMac, with no problems, but
you would expect that. I have heard of some people having problems
with upgrading, but no specific bugs reported. I am using 8.61 on my
machine at work with Illustrator 9.0. 9.0 still has some bug issues
to work out, but that transparency stuff is really cool!
You might consider looking for a copy of 8.5 now (about $70 on ebay).
The upgrade to 8.6 is free from the Apple web site if you have that.
Maybe save the Major OS upgrade to 9 or X for a slow time.
I occasionally have my monitor refuse to wake up as well, but not
from the monitor button being shut off. Probably something happened
in the energy saver control panel software while you had the monitor
turned off, that is why a restart solves the problem.
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