Using System 7 for Graphic Design

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by laserbeahm, Jul 8, 2004.

  1. laserbeahm macrumors member

    Feb 4, 2004
    Central Valley, CA
    The other day I met a graphic artist who uses System 7 with every day use for her business. I was just wondering if there was anyone else out there who still uses System 7 or older.
  2. hardon macrumors regular

    Aug 27, 2003
    UK Kent
    my mac classic still uses it, but i havent used it for months, panthers too good, and the classic wont run Call of Duty
  3. Maxicek macrumors regular

    Apr 23, 2004
    I was using system 8.1 only last week for some Quark 3.32 and Photoshop 3 action. I'd Imagine system 7 is still fine if she is doing some Freehand / Illustrator work with and version from the same era.

    My days of System 8 are numbered - my 15" PowerBook is on order - OSX here I come :D
  4. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    I do a bit of computer work for an artist who uses Photoshop under system 7 (I think--it could be 8 now that I think about it) on a hand-me-down PowerMac to scan and color-correct her work.

    Seems to do well enough with it when it's not coughing up blood and threatening to die entirely, though those tiny few-hundred-megabyte SCSI drives cramp her style.
  5. dvdh macrumors 6502


    Apr 6, 2004
    I can't bear to think of using Photoshop without histories. (put up with it at one time, but there is no way I could ever go back)
  6. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020


    Jul 6, 2003
    Los Angeles
    An OS doesn't become useless because it's old. If you run it on the appropriate hardware and if you use applications that will run on it it'll work as well as it did when it was new.

    However, it is like tying one arm behind your back. There have been so many advances in the last 8 or so years that I can't see doing any work on something that old. Time is money.
  7. 7on macrumors 601


    Nov 9, 2003
    Dress Rosa
    They also fear change. Going from 7 to OSX is a huge step. Plus they'd have to get new software. If they can work effectively in 7 then let them.

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