OS 9 Bootable? Anyone know?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by cyks, Jan 3, 2003.

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    cyks

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    SJ had said that new machines starting next year (the now current year) wouldn't be able to boot into OS 9... Quark then said otherwise.
    I was curious- now that it's officially '03... does anybody know what the story about booting into OS9 is? Can a new machine still do it? or are we finally limited to Classic for it? Anyone?
    Just curious- but thanks to anyone who knows.
     
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    kishba

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    here in michigan there was quite a controversy between several school districts and apple regarding os9 support.

    several school districts still have older mac equipment that simply will not run os x without both hard drive and ram upgrades. apple could not provide enough reasons for the schools to completely upgrade to os x (the negatives of switching to os x eventually outweighed the positives) so an ultimatum was given.

    apple backed down and confirmed with my school district that os 9 will still boot on select mac systems until june. i have a feeling this will only include old g3 imacs, possibly emacs. it's not a victory for the school districts or apple, in fact it's only delaying the inevitable.

    apple will force districts, and consumers, to use os x very, very soon and i have a feeling this will cause apple to lose even more of its market share in education. the school district i attend may in fact switch to all windows if apple drops support for os 9 anytime soon. it is rather unfortunate.

    here's a break down of my district's current OS distribution... the graphic was published in my school's newspaper.
     

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    arn

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    Re: OS 9 Bootable? Anyone know?

    Right... _new_ machines as of 1/1/03 were announced NOT to be able to boot OS 9.

    Since no NEW machines have been introduced... nothing yet has changed.

    arn
     

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