Mac OS classic

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in macOS edited January 2014
where can i get Mac OS from version 1.x to 5.x and of course emulator for them?

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  • Reply 1 of 11
    I doubt ther is an emulator nvironment you could run them in .... if you can find them at all, eBay would be your best chance....



    I'm really not even sure they were known by such numbers at that stage. I can remember using System 6 ... but I really don't recall a "System 5" (or any earlier number) ... of course, It was 1986 before I traded my Apple II for a Mac
  • Reply 2 of 11
    i found this and work fine with emulator (mini vMac):



    System 1.0 Finder ?.?

    System 1.1 Finder 1.1

    System 2.0 Finder 5.3

    System 3.1 Finder ?.?

    System 3.2 Finder 5.3

    System 4.1 Finder 5.5

    System 5.5 Finder ?.?

    System 6.0 Finder 6.1

    System 7.0 Finder ?.?

    System 7.1 Finder ?.?

    System 7.5 Finder ?.?

    System 7.6 Finder ?.?



    but i would like support for color video display.
  • Reply 3 of 11
    color displays were not even an option on the early macs .... so why would the OS support it ???
  • Reply 4 of 11
    color were in System 7.0 and ahead!
  • Reply 5 of 11
    mr. memr. me Posts: 3,221member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by sebastijan

    color were in System 7.0 and ahead!



    Color goes back to at least System 6. In fact, 32-bit color was introduced as a System 6 INIT (extension).
  • Reply 6 of 11
    Quote:

    Color goes back to at least System 6.



    Yep. I think System 6 was the first color sys. I have fond memories of running 6.0.7 on my Classic and being able to view a color equivalent on a friend's Mac II.



    I also remember connecting to that Mac II via Z-term and a brand new 2400 baud modem... good times.
  • Reply 7 of 11
    pbpb Posts: 4,255member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by sebastijan

    where can i get Mac OS from version 1.x to 5.x and of course emulator for them?



    Here you go. Ooops, virtually only .
  • Reply 8 of 11
    fahlmanfahlman Posts: 740member
    Contact you local Apple reseller. If I remember correcly System 7 is available free. I assume the previous ones are too.
  • Reply 9 of 11
    pbpb Posts: 4,255member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by fahlman

    If I remember correcly System 7 is available free.



    Here is older Apple software.
  • Reply 10 of 11
    aquaticaquatic Posts: 5,602member
    I always thought Apple should release all Classic systems free to download. That includes OS 9. I mean it's been almost half a decade now...
  • Reply 11 of 11
    aquamacaquamac Posts: 585member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by PB

    Here is older Apple software.



    Awsome, thanks for the link. Wish the MacMini could boot in 9.2.2
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