Ars Technica writer writes about using OS 9 on a TiBook

repentix

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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 :)
 

poiihy

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Wow
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
 

bunnspecial

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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.
 

fuchsdh

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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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