From EQ mag - Re OSX - "the switch is more than a matter of porting code over to the new OS. Digidesign's Pro Tools, for example, doesn't just operate as a software layer on top of the system - it addresses proprietary hardware, too. "OS X 10.1 addresses the hardware, Brown says, "Whereas under OS 9, the apps address the hardware directly. The new audio system is device-class compliant. There's no support for vendor-specific drivers. Our platform revolves around industry standards. TDM is proprietary to Digidesign. We won't be addressing non-standard technologies." Brown points out, however, that developers like Digidesign and others will still be able to write support for their own devices through unique drivers. And though the transition may take some time, things are moving forward. Dave Lebolt, vice president of product strategy at Digidesign, says that users can expect full compatibility in the near (but undetermined) future. "The audio press and our customers all want to know when we'll release an OS X-compatible version of Pro Tools. We have a pretty strict policy that we've adopted over the years of not pre-announcing software features and release dates, and OS X is no exception. As usual, we're hard at work on many new features, and OS X is certainly an important part what we're working on. It's the future of the Macintosh platform, after all." ******************************** I think Host/Native OSX RTAS all the way, goodbye TDM ??? USB dongles to prevent software piracy (with multi dongle patch bays needed too) 96K Bettter internal sound better sounding / performing plug ins - and you have to BUY THEM ALL AGAIN! (pay for the 96K upgrades that is) Digi vetting plug in's, perhaps earning $$ from each sale Digi may have to wait for Mac's powerfull enough to come out. What to do with the old TDM systems? Can they be integrated into the new PT? Anyone else?