68K Macs with MacOS 7.5 still in production use...
Ryan K. Brooks
ryan at hack.net
Mon Sep 12 16:34:12 CDT 2016
On 9/12/16 3:42 PM, Chris Hanson wrote:
> 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.
Particularly when the issue was 24-bit vs 32-bit.
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