Will new mac laptops still boot in os9?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by taeclee99, Nov 6, 2002.

  1. taeclee99 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 4, 2002
    Anywhere but here
    I am dying to know if the new tibook and ibook will boot into OS9. I am hoping that they do just so I can use virtual game station on them.
  2. madamimadam macrumors 65816


    Jan 3, 2002
    Well, it is not Jan 2003 yet so the answer is "Yes, provided you own a copy of OS 9"
  3. Over Achiever macrumors 68000

    Over Achiever

    Jul 22, 2002
    Toledo, OH, formerly Twin Cities, MN
    As I've said before, when you buy a laptop now, you will get both OS 9 and OS X...so the answer is yes.

    And yeah, its not 2003.;)
  4. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Probably, but the energy saving and system cooling features are deviating more and more from the final installment of OS 9 - since the OS ROM file isn't being updated, you can't take advantage of these features.

    Expect the next major motherboard revisions of computers to completely break the systems bootablity - not talking speed bumps here.
  5. madamimadam macrumors 65816


    Jan 3, 2002
    Just watch how you word that... the PowerMacs and iMacs do NOT have OS9 standalone, only classic and I would say the new machines would be exactly the same... you have to buy or install a full blown version of 9

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