What was Apple Macintosh System 8?

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  1. aafuss1 macrumors 68000

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  2. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Never, apple just started with OS9 because its Steve's favorite number;) :rolleyes:

    please! go here if you'd like to learn a little about it.

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  3. AlphaTech macrumors 601

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    You can't be serious... :rolleyes:

    Yes, there was a OS 8 (8.0)... There were also system 8.1, 8.5, 8.6, 9, 9.1 and 9.2 with minor updates to some of them (8.5.1, 9.0.x, 9.1.x, 9.2.x). Not to mention OS X and it's updates and such. There was also OS 7.5 and 7.6. along with older operating system numbers.
     
  4. aafuss1 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Apple did not name their 8.X/9.X line of Operating systems: System 8.0 to 9.2- they are called Mac OS 8.0/8.1/8.5/8.51/9.0x/9.1/9.2.
     
  5. firewire2001 macrumors 6502a

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    yeah.. but there isnt a "System X".. either? what are you getting at?
     
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  7. SilvorX macrumors 68000

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    lmao, thats like saying "was there ever an os 10.1"

    i have to use os 8.5 most of the time :(

    tsk tsk tsk
     
  8. Hemingray macrumors 68030

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    For us oldies:

    System 1.1/2.0, Finder 1.1
    System 3.0, Finder 4.1
    System 3.2, Finder 5.3
    System 3.3, Finder 5.4
    System 4.0/4.1, Finder 5.5
    System 4.2/4.3, Finder 6.0
    System 6.0/6.0.3, Finder 6.1
    System 6.0.5, Finder 6.1.5
    System 6.0.8, Finder 6.1.8

    And maybe a few in between. :p

    P.S. aafuss1, for the record: In around System 7, they started using MacOS 7.5, 7.6, etc., at the same time Apple introduced the "smiley face" Finder/System/MacOS logo. From then on it's been commonly referred to as MacOS 8, MacOS 9, MacOS X, etc., not System 8. Usually you wouldn't use "System" unless referring to an early version of 7 or earlier.
     
  9. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

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    I think it's safe to say there was an OS 8 considering I've used from System 2 on up.
     
  10. drastik macrumors 6502a

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    god love system 7. And for the old school, system 6 (PS I'm only 24. i'm sure there are older school than me
     
  11. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Actually, there were two: Copland (the original), which was never released, and Mac OS 8, which we all know and...okay, it was okay. :D

    Copland was actually quite advanced, although just right for 1996. Pre-emptive multi-tasking was there so it was fast and smooth. It also broke pretty much all the application software out there and didn't make it past the developer previews.
     
  12. Gyroscope macrumors regular

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    Just a slight correction! Copland, didnt have true pre-emtpive multi tasking at application level. It could only pre-emt. multitask in server mode. Next revision "Gershwin" supposed to have a true pre emptive multitasking. Same as Copland it never made it. I dont think that it even made it into developer hands.

    My two cents
     

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