68K Macs with MacOS 7.5 still in production use...

Chris Hanson cmhanson at eschatologist.net
Mon Sep 12 15:42:24 CDT 2016

On Sep 12, 2016, at 7:33 AM, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 12 September 2016 at 03:43, Chris Hanson <cmhanson at eschatologist.net> wrote:
>> This person was talking about 680x0-based Macs being “16-bit.” Ugh.
> Well, to be specific, the interviewee was talking about something that
> is networking-specific on System 7.5, which implies pre-7.6 and thus
> pre-Open Transport. IIRC 7.6 is also the first release that requires
> 32-bit clean ROMs -- 7.5 and earlier didn't.
> So it sounds like a legitimate misunderstanding, probably via
> over-zealous editing.

It was from a forum post, and the editors should have caught it. The existence of "32-bit clean" ROMs does not imply that the prior ROMs — or CPU architecture! — were 16-bit, or that operating systems that ran on them were.

  -- Chris

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