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Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by spookz, Feb 26, 2004.
i was told 9.2.3 and 9.2.4 versions were released. references on google can be found.
um, what are you talking about?
i don't see anything after googling.
and i don't think apple is "updating" pre-X OSes anymore.
thats some 9.2.3 stuff. the 9.2.4 is rather vague.
ps: i did not mean these were new releases, just later versions to 9.2.2
9.2.2 was optimized to run in Classic mode; it wasn't really meant to be a stand-alone OS. so if you're booting from 9, the best version for you is 9.2.1.
and if you're running 9 in Classic mode, i couldn't find any reference to any system 9 beyond 2.2; where did you see that?
edit: sorry, you answered my question before i could ask it... anyway, out of those mentions, the only one that isn't discussing 9.2.3 in the future tense is that lab site, which could be a mistake. i did some brief searches at apple.com and couldn't find any mention of anything higher than 9.2.2.
Huh? Although it is true that MacOS 9.2.1 ships in the same box as MacOS X 10.2, that does not mean that Apple frowns on using the more recent version of MacOS 9. Boot into MacOS 9.2.1 and then run Software Update. An upgrade to MacOS 9.2.2 will be available. It downloads and installs as expected. MacOS 9.2.2 is a bug fix and hardware support upgrade to MacOS 9.2.1. Just exactly why else do you think that Apple makes MacOS 9.2.2 available if it is not supposed to be used?
I have run across other references to MAC OS and Hardware that always seems to point to the educational areas that we mortal civilians are not allowed to see. Take for example the 19" gray monitors that shipped with the new G4s see around every campus. Maybe that specific version of OS 9.x was developed for a "Classic" bundle but was released to the education community as a stand alone upgrade.
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9.2.2 was the last release of OS 9. While it does offer improved classic compatibility, it's still the best stand-alone version of OS 9 as well. If you're running OS 9, you should be using 9.2.2.
i was told by an apple-certified tech just recently that 9.2.2 was optimized for the classic environment, at the expense of some stability as a boot system. as in, when they fixed some issues with the classic mode, they introduced some other problems to the system itself.
i'm just telling you what i heard, though.
i'm still not understanding what it is that you are after. three "references" you cited are very old, typos and/or simply unsubstantiated rumors. i think apple is done with OS 9. whatever your source said, i don't see any reason why OS 9 will be updated beyond 9.2.2.
not for nothing, but the original poster never claimed apple was going to release updates beyond 9.2. All that was asked was if the references found were in fact correct, it was asking if there are 9.2.3 or 9.2.4 that he wasn't aware of. I think you're reading into the original post more than is there. it was just a question.
Many Mac OS updates have been made, but not reached the shelves of the retail stores....
These "updates" were usually developer releases (or betas) which never made for one reason or another. If I recall correctly: Mac OS 8.2 was one of those. What about Mac OS 8 vs "System 8" aka Copland. System 8 (Copland) never made it, but a couple of features of it were implemented in the "real" Mac OS 8.
I'm pretty sure when Steve made his R.I.P. to Mac OS 9 anouncement, his in-house Mac OS 9 developers had a finished version of 9.2.3 or 4. Sure.
But officially Mac OS 9.2.2 (regardless of the Mac OS ROM version) is the last release of the public Mac OS 9.
And, like stated before, 9.2.2 is the most stable version of Mac OS 9. so if you can run it, please do.
Wait up indeed. You seem to have little knowledge of the history of Macintosh OS version numbering. Prior to System 7, no Macintosh OS version got beyond n.0.x. System 6 went all the way to System 6.0.8. System 7 was the first to reach a n.1 release with System 7.1. System 7.1.x was around forever until the release of System 7.5. System 7.1.x saw us through the transition from the 680x0 CISC processor to the PowerPC RISC processor. System 7.5 was the first Macintosh OS version to reach n.5. System 7.5 gave way to MacOS 7.6. By the time its reign ended, System 7.5 had seen the return of Steve Jobs. System 7.6 was the first to reach as high as n.6. MacOS 8 went through a similar, but accelerated, upgrade cycle as as that of System 7. Apple released MacOS 8.0, MacOS 8.1, MacOS 8.5, and MacOS 8.6. Apple released MacOS 9 primarily as a transition OS to MacOS X 10. Compared to MacOS 8.6, little was new in MacOS 9.0. MacOS 9.0.4 was the Classic environment in MacOS X 10 public beta. MacOS 9.1 was the Classic environment in MacOS X 10.0. Except for the minor upgrade to System 6 which accompanied the release of System 7, this was the first time that Apple continued to develop an old version of its OS after a newer one was released. However, MacOS 9.1 was the last version of MacOS 9 to add new features. MacOS 9.2 was the first time that Apple released a n.2 version of its OS. MacOS X 9.2 was a bug-fix and hardware-compatibility version of MacOS 9.1. It has seen two publicly released upgrades. MacOS 9.2.1 which was included as the Classic environment in MacOS X 10.1. MacOS 9.2.2 was a minor update to MacOS 9.2.1. The notion that Apple was working on MacOS 9.2.3 and MacOS 9.2.4 when Steve Jobs announced the death of MacOS 9 is totally ridiculous. There have been invisible hardware compatibility updates to MacOS 9.2 since MacOS 9.2.2. IIRC, these updates added support for the large hard disks installed in the latest Macs. My G5 has such a hard disk, but its Classic reports its version number as MacOS 9.2.2.
It's not about knowing what was released, but what was not .
I know the history of the releases, you can read all about them on Apple History web pages.
This thread started about a Mac OS 9.2.3 or 4 which could have been developed (or in development) when Steve officially pulled the plug on Mac OS 9.
I agree, 9.2.2 was only a minor update to 9.2.1, but one which should installed for stability reasons.