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 Post Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:41 am 
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I understood 'Classic' referred to the version of the MacOS that runs under OSX (MacOS 9.2.2)

Prior to that is was just MacOS 8 or 9 - or System 7 (or System 6 etc)

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 Post Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:27 am 
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The pedant in me feels obliged to point out that it was "System 7" and didn't become "OS" until OS8. There ya go!

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 Post Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:05 am 
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Maybe I should change the thread title to 'OS X/macOS is now as old as the other systems which ran the Mac whatever they may or may not be called'?

or...

'OS X/macOS has now been the main operating system for the Mac as long as the other systems which where the main operating system for the Mac whatever they may or may not be called'?

It's a bit long winded though!

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 Post Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:07 pm 
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jezza wrote:
I understood 'Classic' referred to the version of the MacOS that runs under OSX (MacOS 9.2.2)

Prior to that is was just MacOS 8 or 9 - or System 7 (or System 6 etc)

Indeed - 'Classic' (the emulator) was indeed a cut down version of 9.2.2 that ran in OS X as far as PPC Tiger. However, "Classic Mac" has since became a term to refer to anything Mac that preceded OS X.

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 Post Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:43 pm 
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... bump

This is on my to-do list for tonight.

https://classicmacfinder.com

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 Post Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:53 pm 
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My first Mac was a used LC running System 7. Somewhere in my garage I still have a PowerBook 1400 running 7.1. At last check it still worked. Also, somewhere is my sister's original 512K Mac.

I do still have a G4 iMac running Tiger that my husband uses to play classic games. It can boot into OS 9 but I haven't been able to get it to do that from the Classic folder that is installed. Also, for various reasons, a 2010 Mac mini running Snow Leopard for PPC apps & another 2012 Mac mini running El Capitan although I can't recall why I'm running that.


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 Post Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:28 pm 
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Interesting. My current oldest Mac is a G4 15" PB (lovely machine) - possibly late 2005? It runs Leopard but would presumably also take Tiger as a reinstall.

But on my main iMac (2011 Core i7 with Fusion drive and 16GB RAM, OS X 10.9.5) I can also run:

- System 7.5.3 via the Basilisk emulator (from those terribly nice people at Emaculation)
- OS 8.6 via the Sheepshaver emulator (ditto)
- Snow Leopard (Server) via the Parallels virtualiser
- Sierra via the Parallels virtualiser

If I chose to, I could run earlier Systems via the Mac2Mini emulator, but as my first Mac was a PB Duo running 7.1.1, my curiosity doesn't extend back that far!

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 Post Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:38 am 
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Unfortunately, none of the emulators run with graphics acceleration, and I only need old OSs for games.

I built a couple of Hackintoshes to be able to run both Snow Leopard and Yosemite. Unfortunately Steam are dropping support for Yosemite, so I’ll have to see how that goes.

Earliest Mac was a second hand SE running MultiFinder! Oldest and only real Mac I have at the mo is a G4 mini in a box somewhere...

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 Post Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:13 am 
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Anndra wrote:
Unfortunately, none of the emulators run with graphics acceleration, and I only need old OSs for games.

Depends on the game? Spectre Supreme and their ilk run fine in Sheepshaver emulators, and most of my older Big Fish Games run in SLS in Parallels virtualiser, despite no graphics acceleration (which affects Photoshop more than the games I have). However, YMMV.

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