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Poll: What is the best MacOS Classic version? (121 member(s) have cast votes)

What is the best MacOS Classic version?

  1. System 1 (2 votes [1.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.65%

  2. System 2 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. System 3 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. System 4 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. System 5 (1 votes [0.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.83%

  6. System 6 (5 votes [4.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.13%

  7. System 7 (25 votes [20.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.66%

  8. Mac OS 8 (37 votes [30.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.58%

  9. Mac OS 9 (51 votes [42.15%])

    Percentage of vote: 42.15%

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#21
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Mac OS 8.6, I like it alot, even if only in emulation. I do like OS9's software update feature, wish it was in OS 8 :).

Edit: Woot my 20th post, only 980 to go :D.


congrats :D and 8 ftw (idk, i am proud to say i have never kept an apple os on any of my boxes) :D

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I am for 8.6. When I went to somewhere in Arnold, the place that I stayed had a very old Mac. It had system 7 on it. It worked with color and everything, but I restarted it and it broke :D So that is why I go for Mac OS 8.6

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8.1 was where it was at for me back in the day. It was the best os for my pb1400. 8.5/6 were waaaay too slow with only 32mb of ram.

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My first system was 8.1, the one that came with my iMac G3 233. 8.5 & 8.6 were much better than that and I voted for Mac OS 9. In fact, I resisted switching to Mac OS X until it felt more complete kind of an OS with Jaguar. :)

9 works quite fast in iMac 233, with 160 MB ram, btw. :wallbash:

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doesn't it rather depend on which mac you want to run the os on?

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after 1.0 or so i think they lost the guided tours. can we x86 classic???

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Classic cannot be X86-ed, at least not without a nasty port job. USe SheepShaver

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Not merely System 6, but System 6.08L, specifically!

Some hooks to the features soon to come in System 7, but w/ all the insanely ugly & stupid desktop patterns stripped out, & other unnecessary system resources as well. Small footprint, as fast as it comes. Load it up in a Powerbook 100, even w/ the base 2MB of memory, you can still allocate enough space for 6.08L to a ram disk [no need for a disk cache; trim that to zero! System 6' disk cach mgmt. sucked anyway...] and have enough ram left over to run MacWrite II.

Best of the System 6, & so unknown that it's still mostly a rumour after a decade & 1/2. But I was there, I used it, & still miss the rockin' performance that running completely out of ram gave to the otherwise sedate PB100. Of course, by today's standards that was still dog slow, but at the time it was the best bang for the buck available for mobile production [no internet to distract you from getting things done is still sometimes a valuable feature!
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I choose...

I've never used a mac os before os x

:D

/Needs to try

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System 7 was fun...when I used it in kindergarden/Grade 1. It totally made my Windows 3.11 on a 486 look like {censored}.

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I would say Mac OS 8. It ran quite well on the iMacs and other Macs of the time. However Windows NT 4.0 came out a year before Mac OS 8. I always liked NT better than Mac OS. Windows 2000 came out around 5 months after Mac OS 9 was released, and then I really just lost interest in the Macintosh... Until OS X :thumbsdown_anim:

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The first Mac OS I ever used was 7.5.3 on the Power Macintosh 7200's at college, and everything else has just built on it (until the Return of Jobs ensured that OS X felt more like NeXT STEP rather than the classic Mac OS). I really still like 7.x, sticking to 7.6.1 on my Powerbook. I have 9.2.2 on my blue G3 because it came with 8.6 and won't run 7.x at all, so I might as well go with the latest.

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You could get the appearance manager for system 7 and give it the os8 look.

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OS 9. The best obviously unless you are a vintage geek.

No rly, is this thread even neccessary?

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The best OS's were 8.6 and 9.

They both ran PERFECTLY on a G3 with 64 mb ram. Under emulation it is {censored} but it gives you a look. Anyway, I voted 9, because by me it worked best and wasn't kind-a "Abandonwarez"

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Wow. Seems Apple actually gets better with every new release. Contrary to another company we all know...

Anyway, asking what version of window you like best is kind of weird too, isn't it? But I'd have to say Win2000 (NT6, IIRC).

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Anyway, asking what version of window you like best is kind of weird too, isn't it? But I'd have to say Win2000 (NT6, IIRC).


Actually, that was NT 5.0, not 6 (Vista is 6 :) )

Windows 2000 isn't that bad, provided you slipstream it and get rid of all the junk.

http://www.vorck.com/remove-ie.html

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OS 9!!
why? os 7 was totally not compatible with windows (i have an old performa and when i insert a diskette with a mac os classic program, but it's written with a pc to that diskette, os 7 can't work good with it)
i never used mac os 8
and i used os 9 for more than 5 years and it was the best mac os system i had (and i had various macs: mac classic II, powerbook duo 250, powerbook 130, performa 5300, performa 7x00) and my imac dv worked with os 9. (now it runs panther) but the very best mac os operating system is leopard!! (it's soooo good (i have it on my alu imac))





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