Running old OS

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  1. jwhite878 macrumors regular

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    Hey guys. I was wondering if there was anyway to run the early Mac OS's (1980's) on my current Macbook Pro (early 2008). Just kinda curious to see what the old ones were like. Thanks :)
     
  2. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    Sorry those old OS's won't run on intel chips.
     
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    If it is the 1980s that you want, then you need a 680x0-based Mac emulator like Mini vMac or Basilisk II. The popular Sheepshaver is a PPC-based Mac emulator.
     
  4. steiney macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, there's another called Apple II or something like that (not free though). It seemed to work pretty well though. I had no use for it, so I didn't spend that much time in it.
     
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    The OP asked about running veteran Mac software, not about running Appe ][ software.
     
  6. jwhite878 thread starter macrumors regular

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