What's the oldest version of Mac OS X you've still seen in use?

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  1. Quillz macrumors 65816

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    Our university iMac computers (the G4 "lamp shade") are still running Jaguar. Wow... Coming over to the Mac during the Tiger days, it's almost comical using Jaguar, with no Spotlight, Expose, anything. And they had the old Pro Mouse, so I actually had to do control-clicking, too.

    Has anyone found a Mac out there that still runs any Mac OS X version that was released before Jaguar?
     
  2. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    My folks still use Panther (10.3).

    Drexel still uses one button mice on their Power Mac's and Mac Pro's.
     
  3. TheReef macrumors 68000

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    10.1 (Puma) I believe, at school.

    Plenty of Mac OS 9 at school too.
     
  4. notsofatjames macrumors 6502a

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  5. TheReef macrumors 68000

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    I am I the only one who is still using a single button mouse?
     
  6. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    no ;)
     
  7. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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    Are you using a mighty mouse? You know that you can right click by lifting the left finger off the mouse?
     
  8. notsofatjames macrumors 6502a

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    I want to say yes, but I know the answer is going to be no. Someone here will still be using text based entry on an Apple I. I've got 2 one button mice in my drawer, but since I've got macbook, macbook pro, macbook air, I havent used them. Two finger tap trackpad is the best.
     
  9. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    hes an australian, of course hes sure :D
     
  10. TheReef macrumors 68000

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    Spot on :D

    This isn't Mac OS X, rather Mac OS 9, I don't have acess to 10.1 at the moment.
    Guess what game :p

    [​IMG]
     
  11. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    i can honestly say i dont remember that game :( what is it?
     
  12. TheReef macrumors 68000

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    Hmmmm, maybe the "house" I chose isn't the best example.
    See invisible text (below) when you give up :p
    Glider PRO
     
  13. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    is that the game where you are the paper aeroplane???

    if so...


    THANKYOU!!!!

    i have been looking for that game since.. dad took away my LC575.. hahahahahahahaha

    your a legend!


    if not, then damn
     
  14. TheReef macrumors 68000

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  15. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    your my idol*
    *for the week :p
     
  16. steve_hill4 macrumors 68000

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    Relatively new to the Mac ownership game, so for me I see Leopard on a regular basis (upgraded old Tiger machine). I have a LCIII that I could set up with 7.6 on it, but the earliest OS X I have seen recently has been Jaguar.

    Looking to buy a few older Macs still though, hope to have dual boot OS 9 and OS X soon.
     
  17. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    why not emulate?? i find it pretty darn decent for the old games, just a BIT slower depending on what your playing.

    if your willing to pay then having a good classic gaming machine is a good idea though, my g3 imac and 5000 is perfect for that
     
  18. Sherman Homan macrumors 6502

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    There are a number of pre-press houses that still run Quark 5 on G4s under System 9.2! I have a client who even runs PageMaker 7 :eek: Always a thrill to deal with the Extensions Manager!
     
  19. eXan macrumors 601

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    The first OS X I've used was Jaguar on my eMac.
     
  20. TheReef macrumors 68000

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    Now that I think of it, I remember installing 10.1 on a PowerMac 7500 (Gasp) ages ago, very slow but it worked and was "functional".
     
  21. steve_hill4 macrumors 68000

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    Not a gamer, more a tinkerer, hence why I took my friends LCIII off his hands. Want to play around more with networking and learning more about the old systems.

    Let an old PowerBook G3 slip on ebay yesterday. I knew it ended at 1600 BST, but forgot and was ever so slightly outbid. Went for £31 plus £15 shipping, I'd have happily paid that especially since I think it was upgraded heavily on HDD and RAM.
     
  22. Barret Oliver macrumors newbie

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    System 6

    I know a college professor who still uses System 6 on one of those old beige boxes. And when he wants to send an email, he writes it using "WriteNow", prints it out, gives it to his secretary, who retypes it on a modern computer and then emails it. He says it works for him. :eek:
     
  23. eXan macrumors 601

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    O_O

    But isn't this thread about Mac OS X?
     
  24. Barret Oliver macrumors newbie

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    I'm "thinking different"
     
  25. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    Panther on the emacs at school. It sucks :(

    Its pretty messed up, theres Panther on the emacs, then theres an iMac with Tiger, and there all running different versions of iLife. In fact the iMac is running iMovie 08 and iMovie 06, so its all screwed.

    Panther was great in the day sure, but it totally sucks now.
     

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