Favorite Versions of Classic (in Hindsight)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by dpaanlka, Apr 12, 2007.

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Your Favorite Versions of Classic

  1. System 1 - 5

    1 vote(s)
    6.7%
  2. System 6.0 - 6.0.8

    2 vote(s)
    13.3%
  3. System 7.0 - 7.1.2

    5 vote(s)
    33.3%
  4. System 7.5 - 7.5.5

    1 vote(s)
    6.7%
  5. Mac OS 7.6 - 7.6.1

    3 vote(s)
    20.0%
  6. Mac OS 8.0 - 8.1

    1 vote(s)
    6.7%
  7. Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6

    2 vote(s)
    13.3%
  8. Mac OS 9.0 - 9.2.2

    6 vote(s)
    40.0%
  1. dpaanlka macrumors 601

    dpaanlka

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    #1
    Now that all Classics are long obsolete, take a moment to remember what your favorite version of classic Mac OS was between 1984 and 2001. Which version did you most anticipate? Which version gave you the best performance? Which version surprised you the most or impressed you the most? Which version did you use the longest?

    Most importantly, which version would you be most nostalgic about?

    You can choose multiple...

    I chose 7.6.1 for it's speed and stability, and for being the end of the line for the original Mac GUI. I also chose Mac OS 9.2.2 just for being the "ultimate" before classic's replacement by Mac OS X. I still had Mac OS 9 when I got my first iPod and used that configuration for a few years.
     
  2. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

    MacsRgr8

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    #2
    Must be System 7

    Multi Finder, 32 bits (IIRC..?)
    All the things Windows 95 "introduced" were there @ System 7, making it the most advanced "Classic OS" at the time.

    System 7.5.x and 7.6 started to look old.
    Mac OS 8 was the OS "that should have been".....
    Mac OS 8.5 and Mac OS 9, were a better looking OS, but it really showed its age. Especially the way it handled the computer's memory was bad.
     
  3. Antares macrumors 68000

    Antares

    #3
    I used OS 9 for almost 6 years and OS 7.x for almost 7 years. :)
     
  4. SteveG4Cube macrumors 6502

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  5. dpaanlka thread starter macrumors 601

    dpaanlka

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    #5
    "Classic Mode" refers to running Mac OS 9 under Mac OS X.

    Mac OS "Classic" refers to all Mac OS versions previous to 10, as they are all closely related.
     
  6. kwood macrumors 6502a

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  7. gkarris macrumors 604

    gkarris

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    #7
    Good ol' lucky System 7...

    Isn't that when the new low cost Macs (Classic, LC, IIsi) came out?

    Maybe the same with 10.5? New cool Macs too?
     

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