OSX - CLASSIC - Question.

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  1. SUSU65 macrumors newbie

    SUSU65

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    Hi All - I am ... still ... using OSX ( 10.3.8 )

    I know that here is a simple upgrade ( update software )
    to : 10.3.9 - however, before I do that I want to check and make
    absolutely sure that Classic Mode ( system 9 ) applications
    still work in 10.3.9 - as they did in 10.3.8 .

    Also - This is an issue due to trying to install RapidWeaver 3.5.1,
    which is suppose to run on OS X 10.3.8 - anyone successfully
    running 3.5.1 - on - OS X 10.3.8 ?
    or do I have to go to 10.3.9 ?

    I know what your thinking ...
    Just update to current system ... yes ?
    ( I still use system 9 apps on a regular basis, that’s why )

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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  3. SUSU65 thread starter macrumors newbie

    SUSU65

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    77 views - 1 reply ...

    Am I to assume this is as simple as
    " About This Mac "
    " Update Software "

    And - no problems,
    Everything should run just as before
    but as 10.3.9 and OS 9 Applications
    will still work just as they did under 10.3.8 ?

    Apologies for over cautiousness -
    just want to keep everything working fine,
    with no S.F.U.F.U.oooz ...
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    You are correct. 10.3.8 -> 10.3.9 is not an extreme jump, but 10.3.8 -> 10.4 or 10.5 would be.
     
  5. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    10.x.x updates are minor. 10.x updates (the ones you buy) are major. No minor update will break a feature like that unless it's a bug. Classic is supported all the way up to 10.4.11 as long as you're on a PPC Mac.
     
  6. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    If you have a PPC-based Mac, then Classic works and works well up through MacOS X 10.4.11. The first commercial version of MacOS X that does not support Classic on PPC-based Macs is MacOS X 10.5.

    There is no reason to hold-on to MacOS X 10.3.8. In fact, many applications require a minimum of MacOS X 10.3.9. The only reason not to upgrade to MacOS X 10.4.11 is that your hard drive is too small [or that you can't afford the newer OS].
     
  7. SUSU65 thread starter macrumors newbie

    SUSU65

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    Gents - Thank You much for this info.

    Good News for me, and honestly I was not
    aware that 10.4.11 could support Classic.
    I thought 10.3.9 was my limit for OS 9.2 Classic mode.
    Hence my staying in the dark ages.

    My system now - is:

    Mac Mini.
    1.42 GHz PowerPC G4
    80 gig HD
    512 MB DDR SDRAM

    Based on that - I should be OK to go to
    10.4.11, and Still run OS 9.2 Classic mode
    and all my trusty old software ?

    Thank You.

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  8. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, you are correct.
     

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