The Cheetah Thread (Mac OS X 10.0)

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Amethyst1

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Mac OS X 10.0 Cheetah

Supported Hardware:
  • Power Mac G3 (Desktop, Mini Tower, All-in-One, Blue & White)
  • Power Mac G4 (Yikes, Sawtooth, Gigabit, Digital Audio, QuickSilver [requires 10.0.4 build 4S10])
  • Power Mac G4 Cube
  • iMac G3
  • iMac DV
  • PowerBook G3 (excluding Kanga)
  • PowerBook G4 Titanium (original)
  • iBook G3 (Clamshell, 500 MHz Snow)
Minimum RAM:
  • 128MB (unofficially runs on 64MB)
Minimum Hard Drive Space / Partition Size:
  • 1.5GB
Release Date:
  • March 24, 2001
Here is Cheetah running in QEMU (I know, I know...):

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And on a dual-processor Power Mac G4 "Gigabit Ethernet":

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And finally, the Server flavour on the same Power Mac G4:

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The original retail packages for Cheetah and Cheetah Server:

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Apple Software Updates
Web Browsers, FTP et al.
Audio & Video
  • Audion 2.1 PR3
  • Sound Studio 1.5.4
  • Video Funhouse X 1.1
Games
  • glTron
  • Tranquility 4.5.0
  • Tux Racer 0.6.1
Graphics & Design
  • Adobe Acrobat 5.0.5
  • Adobe Illustrator 10 Beta
  • Canvas 8.0.1
  • Cinema 4D XL/BodyPaint 3D 6.302
  • ConceptDraw X 1.6
  • GIFfun 3.0.1 (part of Stone Studio 2001-04-24)
  • GraphicConverter 4.0.9
  • Macromedia FreeHand 10
  • PixelNhance 1.3.1
  • PhotoLine 32 7.52
  • PhotoToWeb 1.3.33 (part of Stone Studio 2001-04-24)
  • Slice & Dice 2.3.6 (part of Stone Studio 2001-04-24)
  • Snapz Pro X 1.0.0
  • TIFFany3 3.2.0
  • WebDesign 1.2b1
Office & Productivity
  • AppleWorks 6
  • BBEdit 6.1
  • Create 10.2.3 (part of Stone Studio 2001-04-24)
  • FileMaker Pro 5.5
  • Mesa 3.0.1
  • OmniGraffle 1.1.4
  • OmniOutliner 1.2b6
  • PackUp & Go 2.1.1
  • PStill 1.7.1 (part of Stone Studio 2001-04-24)
  • TimeEqualsMoney 1.3.4 (part of Stone Studio 2001-04-24)
Emulators
Software Development
  • Apple Developer Tools (March 2001)
  • REALbasic 3.5
Tools & Utilities

Note:
The versions listed here may not be the latest versions compatible with Cheetah. I'm listing what I could find and test.

This is a WikiPost.
Please contribute by editing with more download links and information.

-Amethyst1
 
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galgot

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Nice initiative. I don't even have one of my Powerbook running Cheetah, that will gives me the opportunity to try.
Btw, shouldn't these threads, Tiger, panther, Jaguar, and now Puma threads be pinned ? Would be nice to find it all in one place.

Edit: missed there are not yet Tiger and Jaguar Threads :p
 
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Amethyst1

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OK. I have one question.

Why would anyone want to run Cheetah when there's Puma?
I knew this question was going to come up. My simple answer is: There's no reason, unless you want to look for and discover software written for Cheetah despite its very short lifetime, which is what I'm doing and I thought it would be nice to share my findings.
 

galgot

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But why not ?

Really these old OSXs are hardly useable for "production". So it's just fun discovering old stuff , finding how they evolved version after version and playing with it.
 
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Amethyst1

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So it's just fun discovering old stuff , finding how they evolved version after version and playing with it.
Couldn't have said it better myself. Some of these applications were also available for OS X Server 1.x (Rhapsody), with some even going back to NeXTSTEP/OPENSTEP.
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Carry on.
If you say so :)
 
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tdbmoss

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Thanks for creating these :) This one doesn't show up as a Wiki though whereas the Jag one does, is that something you can change as the original poster?
 

Amethyst1

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Thanks for creating these :) This one doesn't show up as a Wiki though whereas the Jag one does, is that something you can change as the original poster?
I can't seem make the first post a Wiki by editing it (and forgot to enable the option when creating it). :( If there's a way to change that without having to delete and recreate the post, I'm all for it.
 

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I can't seem make the first post a Wiki by editing it (and forgot to enable the option when creating it). :( If there's a way to change that without having to delete and recreate the post, I'm all for it.
In the upper right hand corner you should see a little gear icon (only available to the thread starter). Click it and you have a few options, one of which is to mark as a wiki.
 

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I've added a link for the Delta update to 10.0.4 as well as it seems that is the only one that works for Cheetah Server which shipped as 10.0.3 (it refuses to install the Combo) - it works differently to later releases in that you have to install the client update first and then the Server one, rather than just the Server one.

I couldn't find the Server 10.0.4 update anywhere though, already Apple have made it so hard to find this stuff...perhaps you will have more luck? I have a copy myself but can't remember where from, perhaps from when Software Update still worked on Cheetah.

I found a full copy of 10.0.4 Server on a well-known website but that wouldn't be allowed here :)
 

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Added Adobe Acrobat 5.0.5, Illustrator 10 Beta, Macromedia FreeHand 10.
Replaced archived Fetch 4.0 link with current one to 4.0.3.
 
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Princess Cake

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Would it be possible for you to upload the desktop wallpapers from Cheetah/Server? I'm a bit (read as REALLY) of a perfectionist and I've always wanted the real deals from that system that haven't been edited or touched in any way.

Also, side question. Are Aqua and Aqua Graphite the only walls that come with that OS? I've seen video reviews saying how it's not even possible to change the desktop in Cheetah.
 

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I agree. I'd like to know if there are any other wallpapers besides the Classic Aqua that may have ended up scrapped in later versions.

Goes for Kodiak, too.
 

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Would it be possible for you to upload the desktop wallpapers from Cheetah/Server? I'm a bit (read as REALLY) of a perfectionist and I've always wanted the real deals from that system that haven't been edited or touched in any way.
That could be done, but e.g. Tiger includes all the wallpapers found in Cheetah (Server) rendered at a higher resolution (2560x1600).

Also, side question. Are Aqua and Aqua Graphite the only walls that come with that OS? I've seen video reviews saying how it's not even possible to change the desktop in Cheetah.
They're not.
cheetahwall.png

The reviewers missed that changing the wallpaper in Cheetah is done in Finder's Preferences instead of System Preferences.
 
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Princess Cake

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Thanks so much, Amethyst! I can already tell some of the desks in that folder varied in gamma/file size from the imposters I had :p

And yes I know these walls appear in later OS's up to 10.6 Snow Leopard but SOME are really just upscaled and messed around with. I just wanted to have the real deals from circa 2001 at my disposal ^.^


...Also you've shown me most of my Desktop collection at least up to Leopard isn’t real as your “Solid Colors” are .TIFF whereas mine are .JPG. I really thought I had the proper versions as I found Puma and Jaguar on an old AppleShare.net website but looks like they've been messed with somewhere along the line.
 

Princess Cake

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I suppose its just a touch of OCD :/ I just like to have a collection of the actual releases with the correct creation dates.

For me most of this started after I found out Apple altered the gamma/color of the old images when they released Snow Leopard (due to the shift to Gamma 2.2) as well as seeing they censored one of the images of the snow leopard animal itself so as to not have blood on its lips.

Its nothing major, just a lot of little things leading to me wanting the images that shipped with the earliest release of each system.

Heh, I guess you could think of it like wanting the original version of Star Wars before George Lucas started changing things :p
 

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I had a look at Cheetah's and Puma's wallpapers and found the following:

- The non-widescreen wallpapers are 1280x1024 except for Aqua Blue and Aqua Graphite; those two are only 1024x768

- The widescreen wallpapers are 1600x1024 except for Flow 2 which is 1594x1024

- The non-widescreen version of Water is slightly but noticeably more "intense" than the widescreen version (Screenshot of both versions side by side)

Update: I noticed similar discrepancies between the non-widescreen/widescreen versions of the other wallpapers; these also persist among the ones shipped with Puma since the files are identical (MD5 sums match).
 

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