14 Apr 2001 manu   » (Master)

  • Last days adventure was to get a Mac G4 and WebObjects.
    I've started by trying Apple store but company account creation didn't work for 3 days. I've waited and finally get an ID. So I've filled my basket (thanks to session expiration. I think Apple people know nothing about customer phone call and how long they can be.), submit it and checked payment by check.
    I've waited something like 24h but no mail aknowledge. So I've called Apple and the person sayed to me that there was a delay of 10 to more than 25 days when paying by check (I have to send the check to Nederlands, next the computer is build and shipped from Ireland). BTW, the payment request came into my snail mailbox more than a week after ther order !
    Finally I've canceled the order and found a G4 from a reseller (I've got in in less than 24h !)
    Next, I've tried to find WebObjects. I've called 10 resellers but none of them have it because Apple don't sell it anymore in France. Last solution: Apple store again. I've ordered it (and payed with Credit card, this time). 2 days later, I receive Mac OS X (from a reseller) and WebObjects from Apple. But WebObjects development application runs only on Mac OS X Server (which is not yet sold) or Windows NT.
    So I have an unusable Mac G4 and WebObjects running on NT (really too bad: Apple can't make their application runing on their own plateform). I say that the Mac is unusable because network file sharing doen't works between it and my Linux or Windows computers. I think Apple have to reallyThink Different".
    Anyway, I come back to my well running linux laptop to work with GNUstep and GNUstepWeb

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