Mac OS 8.5 on Sawtooths?


macrumors 6502
Original poster
Dec 16, 2016
I was flicking through to check something and I came across this interesting tidbit:

As far as I know, no G4 Macintosh computers support OS 8.5 simply because OS 8.6 was out a few months before the first PowerMac G4 hit the market (OS 8.6 was out on May 1999 and the first PowerMac G4 was out on 31st August 1999). Has anybody ever heard of 8.5 on a Sawtooth before?

Link to the everymac page (it's mentioned on the 450MHz AGP model too):

A fun read: ;)


macrumors 604
Oct 17, 2014
Mactracker lists the original OS as Mac OS 8.6. I too have never seen anything earlier than that for the Power Mac G4s.

I do have 8.5 running on a Rev. B Bondi Blue iMac, and it was the factory-preinstalled OS. These came out a full year before the Power Mac G4 Sawtooth.
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