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Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by aafuss1, Jul 20, 2002.
Was there ever a Mac System 8?
Never, apple just started with OS9 because its Steve's favorite number
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You can't be serious...
Yes, there was a OS 8 (8.0)... There were also system 8.1, 8.5, 8.6, 9, 9.1 and 9.2 with minor updates to some of them (8.5.1, 9.0.x, 9.1.x, 9.2.x). Not to mention OS X and it's updates and such. There was also OS 7.5 and 7.6. along with older operating system numbers.
Apple did not name their 8.X/9.X line of Operating systems: System 8.0 to 9.2- they are called Mac OS 8.0/8.1/8.5/8.51/9.0x/9.1/9.2.
yeah.. but there isnt a "System X".. either? what are you getting at?
I saw some links about Mac OS X when I performed a Goog;e search on System X.
Google search results for System X
lmao, thats like saying "was there ever an os 10.1"
i have to use os 8.5 most of the time
tsk tsk tsk
For us oldies:
System 1.1/2.0, Finder 1.1
System 3.0, Finder 4.1
System 3.2, Finder 5.3
System 3.3, Finder 5.4
System 4.0/4.1, Finder 5.5
System 4.2/4.3, Finder 6.0
System 6.0/6.0.3, Finder 6.1
System 6.0.5, Finder 6.1.5
System 6.0.8, Finder 6.1.8
And maybe a few in between.
P.S. aafuss1, for the record: In around System 7, they started using MacOS 7.5, 7.6, etc., at the same time Apple introduced the "smiley face" Finder/System/MacOS logo. From then on it's been commonly referred to as MacOS 8, MacOS 9, MacOS X, etc., not System 8. Usually you wouldn't use "System" unless referring to an early version of 7 or earlier.
I think it's safe to say there was an OS 8 considering I've used from System 2 on up.
god love system 7. And for the old school, system 6 (PS I'm only 24. i'm sure there are older school than me
Actually, there were two: Copland (the original), which was never released, and Mac OS 8, which we all know and...okay, it was okay.
Copland was actually quite advanced, although just right for 1996. Pre-emptive multi-tasking was there so it was fast and smooth. It also broke pretty much all the application software out there and didn't make it past the developer previews.
Just a slight correction! Copland, didnt have true pre-emtpive multi tasking at application level. It could only pre-emt. multitask in server mode. Next revision "Gershwin" supposed to have a true pre emptive multitasking. Same as Copland it never made it. I dont think that it even made it into developer hands.
My two cents