Mac OS X vs. Mac OS 9

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by posterboy81, Jan 22, 2004.

  1. posterboy81 macrumors newbie

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    Hello folks,

    I am just doing some basic research here, so if you could take the time to answer my questions that'd be fantastic.

    1) What do you use as your primary OS, Mac OS X or Mac OS 9? (If you use a mix of both, select the one you use more.)

    2) If you are running OS 9 (or earlier), is your machine capable of running OS X?

    Thanks in advance for any and all replies.
     
  2. MoparShaha macrumors 68000

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    I use OS X as my primary OS. My machine is not capable of running OS 9.

    Are you doing a research paper or something?
     
  3. jxyama macrumors 68040

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    my personal machine is a 12" PB: it can only run OS X. (panther)

    at work, we have everything from dual 2 G5 to beige 233 G3. all of them can run OS X and do. only one machine out of 10 or so runs OS 9 - the beige 233 G3. OS X in this case is jaguar.
     
  4. posterboy81 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Purpose of this poll.

    Or something. ;)
     
  5. TEG macrumors 604

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    I have a TiBook 500, I run OS X (10.3) most of the time and slip into OS9 for SC3K, ST:SFA, and Unreal Tournement.

    TEG
     
  6. 7on macrumors 601

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    I run X baby!

    Though I do have OS9 on my Pod if I want to go retro.
     
  7. rjrufo macrumors regular

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    OS-X. I don't even know what OS-9 is anymore.
     
  8. jayscheuerle macrumors 68020

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    Dude, you're at a geek site. Most everybody is using OSX.
     
  9. Nermal Moderator

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    OS-9 is an operating system used on Philips CDi players. OS 9, on the other hand, is an old version of the Mac OS :D

    Anyway, I have a 1.25 GHz G4 and use X most of the time. I occasionally boot into 9, usually for running Virtual PC, since it's faster in 9 than X.
     
  10. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Actually, that's not correct. The CD-i embedded applicaton of OS-9 is just one use of this OS that was originally developed on the Motorola 6809 microprocessor. You can read all about it here. On the otherhand, the last non-NeXT Apple operating system is MacOS 9. The fact that many people call it "OS 9" doesn't mean that that's its name.
     
  11. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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    I was using OS 9 exclusively until September when I got my new PowerBook. My old G3 was able to run OS X, but it was so slow that it was not worthwhile since OS 9 was far faster, more stable, and nicer to work with on the limited specs I had.
     
  12. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    OS X! OS X! OS X!

    Okay that's three votes for OS X! :D

    I can safely say I wouldn't be using a Mac if it weren't for OS X. I wasn't a big fan of the old-style Mac OSes - but this feels more like a turbo-charged version of Linux! Or BSD to be more correct. ;)
     
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    OS X.3.2, capable of running 9 but don't ever. thank the lord ;)
     
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  16. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Mac OS X on al machines capable of running it :)
     
  17. revenuee macrumors 68020

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    I Switched To 10 ... Constantly evaluating the option of switching back to 9

    it seemed to run faster and smoother with 320 MB of ram under 9 then it does with 834 under 10
     
  18. mj_1903 macrumors 6502a

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    PowerBook 15" - OS X only
    PowerMac Dual 867 - Capable of both, OS X only
    iBook 500 - Capable of both, OS X only
    PowerMac 400 - Capable of both, Panther and Jaguar

    Awaiting a new G5, obviously OS X only. :)

    I personally hate OS 9. The only reason I switched to Mac was for OS X.
     
  19. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    OS9 huh what? I don't remember any systems prior to 10.3.2.
     
  20. powerbookje macrumors member

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    OS X all the way, powerbook 12", can't run OS9 . in the office we have 6 mac's, all run panther, 2 can run OS9 (but we don't).

    lol, under OS9 I had to reboot 4 times aday, with OSX my uptime is for the moment 28 days.
     
  21. VIREBEL661 macrumors regular

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    I have four Macs of varying ages...

    My two main Macs (Power Mac and Clamshell iBook) both are running X.

    I have a 6200 running 9, and a Classic running 7...

    I loved 9 - but once you go X, there's no going back!
     
  22. rjrufo macrumors regular

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    I was being facetious when I said that I don't know what 9 is anymore - whether you call it OS 9, OS-9, 9, IX, or whatever. I don't use it anymore, and have no reason to either. Every piece of software I use is for OS-X, OS X, OS 10, 10, or whatever you want to call that too. :D
     
  23. MacBoyX macrumors 6502

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    OS X. On all 3 Macs, iBook G4, PB 12", PowerMac G5.

    If it weren't for OS X, I'd never have even made the switch. I really don't find what people say about OS 9 being more stable or more reliable true. I haven't had any issues with OS X.

    OS X simply rocks.

    macboyX
     
  24. jefhatfield Retired

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    ibook 300...os 9, and not practically capable with os x

    dual g4...os 9, but capable of os x and when i get os x, i can't think of a reason to switch back to os 9 since jaguar got most people convinced to support it
     
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