Building the Ultimate Classic Mac.
other at oryx.us
Sun Jul 17 21:57:59 CDT 2016
I'm not disagreeing with you. I have multiple PPC Mac's and a couple of
PowerBooks. I'm set.
Apple systems from the past typically had 2 big advantages over windows based
* significantly easier to administer, and at least some level of stability over
* Apple systems last forever where a box was typically good for 2 to 3 years on
the x86 side. I had an 8600, purchased brand new, and although it wasn't our
sole system (lots of Sparc boxes at home also), we used that 8600 daily, or
almost daily for 8 years.
Whether the current boxes being produced today are still usable for 8 years
really isn't up for debate, whether they are or not. The vast majority of Mac
users don't view the technology as usable for an extended period of time. At
least that is my observation.
Back on topic, many Mac users today would/have stuck their nose up at PPC and
68K powered boxes, and don't even acknowledge them. If a critical piece of Mac
OS code crossed their path, SheepShaver would be their only option.
As for me, restating again, as I already have hardware that can run Mac OS code,
SheepShaver is a novelty for me, and I have never attempted to use it for
anything serious or for any significant length of time for a big project.
I also agree with your comment on "Tiger forever" comment. Most people only see
that we lost the Classic environment. For me, 10.5 + has been like a country
music song, i.e. you know what you get if you play a country music record backwards?
Answer, house, wife, job, horse, money, best friend, etc.
Thanks for the reply,
On 07/17/16 07:28 PM, Cameron Kaiser wrote:
>> And SheepShaver is an option to run Classic/Mac OS apps on Intel based
>> Mac OS X boxes.
> It's an option, but it's not a very good one. It has various compatibility
> issues with certain programs (usually the most interesting/useful ones)
> and it does not run anything past 9.0.4. For the programs it works with, it's
> a godsend, but Classic (not to mention OS 9 itself) is the best reason to
> keep a Power Mac around. It's a bit pokier than OS 9 due to the virtualization
> overhead, but it's highly compatible and infinitely better integrated with
> the host operating system. This is a big reason I'm "Tiger Forever" on my
> PowerPC gear.
> For that matter, you might as well run Jaguar on a G3, G4 or early G5,
> because Jag didn't have double-buffered Classic windows and did have better
> classic AppleTalk networking support.
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