OS9 classic on the MacBook

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  1. BODYBUILDERPAUL macrumors regular

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    Hi guys! I'm about to buy a new MacBook which will replace my classic 2002 iMac. I've been using OS9. Now my question. Having previously worked as a graphic designer I rely and use QuarkXpress everyday. This is Quark4 which runs on OS9. I also use Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop (both OS9 applications). There is no way that I can replace my QuarkXpress as it costs around £1000 for a replacement. Does the MacBook withits latest OSX automatically open into a classic9 for old applications? If not how can I get round this problem. Without it there would simply be no reason for me to upgrade to a rather sexy MacBook.

    Your help please guys thank you
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Classic doesn't work on Intel, unless you use something like Sheepshaver.
     
  3. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

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    sorry dude, os 9 is dead. your applications wont work anymore, time for a major upgrade!
     
  4. skorpien macrumors 68020

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    If you have previous (legit) copies of Photoshop and Illustrator, I'd highly recommend upgrading to CS4 (most probably Design Premium). This includes a program called InDesign, which is infinitely better than QuarkXpress in my opinion. It might be a bit pricey but it's a very sound investment - especially if you're a graphic designer - and won't be as expensive if you're upgrading from a previous version.
     
  5. XnavxeMiyyep macrumors 65816

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    You can run up to OS 8 on an Intel machine with various PPC emulators. To my knowledge, no one has gotten OS 9 to work.
     
  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    SheepShaver works with 9.0.4, I believe.
     
  7. XnavxeMiyyep macrumors 65816

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    You're right! Disregard my previous post, I suppose.
     
  8. gamer2502 macrumors regular

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    why would you not have upgraded to os10 or os-x as some people call it:apple:
     
  9. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    We all call it OS X, actually. Pronounced "Oh-Ess-Ten".

    There were some good games in the original Mac OS. That's a pretty good incentive... :D
     
  10. Eric S. macrumors 68040

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    Right, although of course you have to find a copy of 9.0.4 to install with it (or alternatively OS 8.x).
     
  11. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Why fix what isn't broken?
     

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