The Legends Of 68K - System 7 Today, advocates of Apple's ...

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    A nice interview about a great resource on one of my favorite Mac OSes in existence. Kudos, dpaanlka, on the great interview; and kudos, too, on the great website. Looking forward to the rest of the interview.

    I don't know why, but there is this inherit bias toward 7.5.x (and I do suspect it's for the reasons you mention -- particularly that it is free). I think it's also partially to do with the fact that 7.6 is surrounded by two "titans." 7.5.x became a de facto standard, because it was around for quite some time and shipped with a great expanse of Macintoshes (did 7.6 ship with any Macintoshes?), while 8.0 was a hyped release that has a much larger perceived jump.

    In other words, "Look at how much newer 8.0 looks than my old 7.5.5 -- I'm just going to buy Mac OS 8, why even bother updating 7.5?"
     
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    Isn't this a free update on this page?

    edit: It's also listed here.
     
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    I'm not 100% positive, but I think this 7.6.1 update will only update 7.6 to 7.6.1. And notice that 7.6 is not listed. Thusly, you must have an original 7.6 installation media and then upgrade to 7.6.1. :)
     
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    Okay. So where would you even get 7.6? eBay?
     
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    really cool article. it's nice to see something from the usual crap mixed with poorly titled cnet articles. niccce.

    now where can i find myself an old mac so i can ebay 7.6.1
     
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    Um, that's what I get for not reading the thread...ignore
     
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    Thanks!

    I remember when my family owned a computer running System 7.1. That seems like such a long time ago. That was our first computer. And later I remember 7.5, but I honestly don't know if I have ever used 7.6.
     
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    meh, i was never too impressed with any apple os before mac os x. for those older powermacs that can't run os x, i'd rather put linux or netbsd on them.
     
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    Yeah doing a rundown of the machines you listed in your sig, jhu, that opinion seems most consistent. I'd imagine anything without a CLI would be a non-starter for you. ;) :D
     
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    alright, you got me. perhaps i should be more incognito next time...
     

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