Will new mac laptops still boot in os9?

taeclee99

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Jun 4, 2002
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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.
 

madamimadam

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Jan 3, 2002
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Well, it is not Jan 2003 yet so the answer is "Yes, provided you own a copy of OS 9"
 
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Sun Baked

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May 19, 2002
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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.
 
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madamimadam

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Jan 3, 2002
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Originally posted by Over Achiever
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.;)
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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