Apple has annouced the end of its classic operating system.

Apple® today announced that starting in January 2003, all new Mac® models will only boot into Mac® OS X as the start-up operating system, though they will retain the ability to run most Mac OS 9 applications through Apple’s bundled “Classic” software.

It’s about time. OSX is so far superior to the Classic MacOS in so many ways that its hard to conceive of a sentence that can mention them both in the same breath (although, I just did [[:-)]]).