Sources: Soft spots remain in Apple's new OS

Soft spots remain in Apple's new OS

I'm sorry but I just can NOT get upset about the lack of DVD playback in Mac OS X 1.0. If you need spend a lot of time watching DVDs on your computer you don't need to be running OS X to do it.

I have a DVD-ROM drive in my PowerBook and I've watched less than 10 movies on it in over a year and a half. It's a nice-to-have but not a necessity.

I guess it's easy for me to say because I have a (cheap) DVD player hooked up to my TV as well.

DVD authoring, that's another story, but please, this is a brand new area for even OS 9.1. There are good reasons Apple's not shipping this on new Macs right away, and this would have to be one of them.

Written on March 2, 2001