Let me start out by saying that OS 9 was a good OS. But I much prefer OS X. Because I do prefer OS X, I abandoned OS 9 in 2003. Now, because of various apps at work I have been forced to use it up until about 2011-12 at work, but I do not have it installed on any Mac I own, with the exception of the two OS 9 only Macs I rarely use. I don't need it, don't want to use it. Even the iMac G3 I have with 96mb ram and Tiger 10.4.11 does not have OS 9 installed. My only allowance in that case was that to get Tiger to boot I had to make sure the G3 had OS 9 HD drivers installed. But other than this I make no personal choices about my Mac hardware that allow for any OS 9 functionality. If that happens to be the case that's fine, it's just something I won't ever utilize. But I don't look for it because I don't use OS 9. I realize OS 9 is still a valid and used system around these parts so I'm not trying to start anything. Just merely stating my opinion. When did you abandon OS 9?