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JCLrox
Apr 10, 2012, 06:46 PM
Hey guys, I know I just did another post, but I have another question about something quite different. I am interested in obtaining a copy of the Mac OS X Public Beta, but I just read on Wikipedia that it ceased to function in spring 2001. Does this mean that if I do a fresh install on my iMac G3, I will not be able to use this OS at all? Honestly, I don't see how it would be possible for Apple to stop software from functioning like this. Anyway, let me know if I would be able to use this software. Thank you!



Intell
Apr 10, 2012, 06:48 PM
If you change the internal clock it still works. But there isn't much you can do with it.

JCLrox
Apr 10, 2012, 06:50 PM
Good, I can use it! Do I change the internal clock from System Preferences, like one would usually change the time?

Intell
Apr 10, 2012, 06:51 PM
Yes, but do it before you install the OS or the installer won't install it.

JCLrox
Apr 10, 2012, 06:54 PM
Thanks! This ancient software will be a lot of fun!

JCLrox
Apr 10, 2012, 07:44 PM
I just changed the internal clock on my computer, and it appears that the clock battery is dead. I can change the year temporarily, but after a while the year changes to something like 1971. Do I need a new clock battery to change the date in order to use the beta, or will I be able to use it anyway because the clock is set before the time that it expires?

Intell
Apr 10, 2012, 07:56 PM
It should work with the 1971 date.

JCLrox
Apr 10, 2012, 08:02 PM
That's great! I really appreciate you helping me.

TSE
Apr 11, 2012, 12:49 PM
It's going to be fun for about 5 minutes then when you realize that even Mac OS 9 is more functional than it, you will uninstall it.

Drew017
Apr 12, 2012, 10:40 AM
I personally would like to see a few screenshots of it! I've always loved the evolution of the Mac OS!

Goftrey
Apr 12, 2012, 11:15 AM
I personally would like to see a few screenshots of it! I've always loved the evolution of the Mac OS!

http://www.tkazu.com/images/MacOSX1l.jpg

Wow.

Drew017
Apr 12, 2012, 11:21 AM
*Sigh*

Boy, how the UI has changed!

tdbmoss
Apr 12, 2012, 04:28 PM
Here's a few I took of it when I tried it on an old G3 desktop recently - the "Music Player" application is interesting to see nowadays, a relic of a pre-iTunes world...

tdbmoss
Apr 12, 2012, 04:32 PM
By the way this is OS X 10.0 "Cheetah" Server, so just after Public Beta - thought this was an interesting one to show as amazingly to this day (or at least a few months ago when I tried this) Apple's Software Update servers still offer an updated version of the beta version of MS IE for OS X that was bundled with 10.0 - who'd have thought it, Apple pushing out IE, long after the agreement with MS to ship Mac OS with IE as the default browser expired...

Nermal
Apr 12, 2012, 04:37 PM
I see Server 1.2 in your drive list, would you mind posting a pic or two of that?

tdbmoss
Apr 12, 2012, 05:05 PM
Here's Server 1.2 :)

Nermal
Apr 12, 2012, 06:48 PM
Neat, thanks :)

I've always wanted to try it out but haven't been able to find a copy of it anywhere (at least, not for a reasonable price). It's interesting to see how much of it is still present in the current OS (although of course it looks a lot different now!)

Ariii
Apr 13, 2012, 04:18 PM
OH MY GOSH!!!! I'm sorry, but that looks even cooler than the new ones out now. I know that Panther is more efficient, but is there like a theme that mimics Public Beta? I want to have it so badly now.

chrismacguy
Apr 14, 2012, 08:02 AM
Aaaah Mac OS X 10.0 and before. I remember those. Thanks to this thread my PowerMac 8600/250 will be getting a XPostFacto install of Mac OS X 10.0 later...

Ariii
Apr 15, 2012, 02:54 AM
Neat, thanks :)

I've always wanted to try it out but haven't been able to find a copy of it anywhere (at least, not for a reasonable price). It's interesting to see how much of it is still present in the current OS (although of course it looks a lot different now!)

Oh, Apple open-sourced Mac OS X Server 1.0-1 and 1.0-2 a while ago. Here's a link for downloading it:

http://ftp.iinet.net.au/pub/apple/US/Mac_OS_X_Server/


Actually, I thought that Public Beta was open-source, and I almost accidentally downloaded it from a pirated website :eek: . Does anybody know of a way to get Mac OS X Server 1.0 onto a Clamshell iBook? I really like the components from NeXT and OS 9 with the Unix base.

tdbmoss
Apr 15, 2012, 11:39 AM
I'm pretty sure there aren't any legal downloads of Server 1.x, the files on that FTP look to only be updates rather than the full package - as far as I know Mac OS 7.5.5 is still the newest Mac OS that can be legally downloaded for free.

The iBook is not meant to be compatible with OS X 1.x at all - see http://support.apple.com/kb/TA28250 for compatible machines - though at http://rhapsodyos.org/hardware/system_requirements/system_requirements_1.html there is reference to Server 1.2 (not 1.0) being possible to run on a clamshell.