How to make OS X to display the new year greeting?

hajime

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Happy New Year!

Over 10 years ago, the Macs under System 7 displayed a new year greeting on Jan 1. Anybody knows why Apple removed such greeting? Is there any way to get back this feature?
 

orvn

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I think you could theoretically create a cron job to run:
osascript -e 'tell application "Finder" to display dialog "Happy New Year!"'
(try it in terminal).

I think you could also do it with automator, but I'm not to practiced with it personally.
 

hajime

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I think you could theoretically create a cron job to run:
osascript -e 'tell application "Finder" to display dialog "Happy New Year!"'
(try it in terminal).

I think you could also do it with automator, but I'm not to practiced with it personally.
Thanks. I recall that the message was displayed immediate after boot (before System 7 was ready).
 
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