Ars Technica writer writes about using OS 9 on a TiBook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by 556fmjoe, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. 556fmjoe macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2014
  2. n0cus macrumors 6502

    Jul 16, 2012
  3. repentix macrumors regular

    May 26, 2013
    It's good to see what other people feel about PowerPC in the modern world, other than many people here normal people don't really care about these machines, call them too slow and simply chuck them! This Arstechnica article shows how to really use an old PPC mac and should be passed on to any newcomer to the PPC mac world :)
  4. poiihy macrumors 68020


    Aug 22, 2014
    I read this article and then read a whole lot of other articles and when I got back here I just figured out how I got to the first article :p
  5. MrPilot macrumors 6502

    Apr 30, 2013
  6. weckart macrumors 601

    Nov 7, 2004
    Classilla is only as good as OS9 allows it to be.
  7. 128keaton macrumors 68020


    Jan 13, 2013
    Accurate description.
  8. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
  9. bunnspecial macrumors 603


    May 3, 2014
    To be fair, although I did occasionally use OS 9 "in its prime", I really didn't become a serious Apple person until well into the OS X era.

    I can certainly find my way around OS 9(and earlier), but about the only thing I really serious use it for is playing old games. I find that most, in general, run better in OS 9 than in classic mode.

    At the same time, however, I've even run into issues running OS 9 programs on my TiBook. Many older games will only run on 256 colors, and I can't set my TiBook any lower than Millions of Colors. So, in that sense, it's even a bit limited. I do most of my OS 9 gaming on a 500mhz iMac G3(almost exclusively an OS 9 machine, although it does have 10.4 installed) and the rest on my Quicksilver.
  10. fuchsdh macrumors 65816


    Jun 19, 2014
    Yeah I'm emulating OS9 courtesy of Sheepsaver on my Mac Pro, but even as a kid playing games natively in OS9 a lot of old ones were janky as anything if they were originally written for System 7 or whatnot.

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