Semi-OT: Classic Mac support gone from Leopard (OS X 10.5)
spectre at floodgap.com
Fri Oct 5 15:35:35 CDT 2007
> > No, Doc is well aware of the difference -- I think he misspoke here. I'm
> > also pretty certain that 10.3 didn't come with OS 9 either, but obviously
> > runs Classic, of course. I need to go find my retail Panther box.
> Oh, OK. No, I don't think OS X's been /supplied/ with OS9 in the box
> for a long time. However, a couple of years ago, I set up a client's
> then-new iBook G4 and discovered that OS9 was on the DVD as a separate
> installer if you looked. That machine came with 10.4, I think. It may
> be a peculiarity of the new-machine bundle.
I forgot about that. Yes, my iBook G4 had it also with Tiger :)
> > > In this way, 10.5 brings fast G4s and G5 PowerPC machines [down] to parity
> > > with x86-based "Macintels". Now, neither can run "classic MacOS" code.
> > T,FTFY. ;)
> [Googles] Ahh, yes!
> It's a real pain. Not that I have any burning /need/ for OS9 apps any
> more, but I kinda feel that a so-called "Mac" that can't run Mac apps
> isn't really a Mac any more. I was sorry when they stopped booting
> original MacOS; that was bad enough. I am vaguely looking for a dual
> G4 when I can find one cheap enough or free...
It's just a shame when until the MacIntel transition, even big beefy G5s
could still run many ancient Mac 128K-era apps (I still like to play Zero
Gravity from time to time, which is actually quite playable despite the
speed disparity -- probably a testament to very good programming). Running
code in Basilisk II just isn't the same.
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