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Images for the virtual desktop are now being preloaded into RAM. When this is complete, you will be presented with the desktop and be able to browse all available options without the need for further loading.Location: GUIs > Apple > MacOS 9.2.2
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MacOS 9.0 was released in October 1999 with the final update for it,version 9.2.2, release in December 2001. MacOS 9.2.2 is the last versionof MacOS based on the original Macintosh operating system.
This is the MacOS 9 desktop. Over all the user interface is not muchdifferent from the MacOS 8.x desktop but there have been many technicalimprovements and some new features added. (Note, these screen shots alsoshow a useful third party utility called 'Dave' that enables Macs to fullyparticipate in a Windows NT network)
The control strip, which was available for earlier versions of MacOShas been improved. You can now simply drag tiles onto the strip to installthem, instead of having to put them in 'Control Strip Modules.' You cannow also delete one by holding the Option key, then dragging it out.
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Mac OS 9 can, optionally, have multiple users. Each user can have adifferent desktop theme and sound settings. Users can be given limitedpermissions so as to prevent them from messing up the Mac while still lettingthem use it.
With multiple users enabled the above login box appears at startup.Microsoft completely ripped off the appearance of this login window inWindows XP.
This is the multiple user control panel used to add and modify usersettings.
A very funky feature of MacOS 9 is that it can use your voiceprintas a password. You record a phrase and when you log in it does not justcheck the phrase but also that you are the one saying it.
Also on the subject of security, MacOS 9 adds the ability to encryptfiles on your hard drive.
A screen shot of MacOS 9 browsing the hard drive to show some of itsicons. In 9.0 - 9.0.4, most applications would install to the 'Applications'folder. 9.1 changed that, as it shipped at the same time, and along with,Mac OS X 10.0. 'Applications' is now used for OS X applications, and 'Applications(Mac OS 9) for OS 9 apps. It cannot be renamed to remove the (Mac OS 9).
MacOS 9 ships with Sherlock 2. You can use it to search your hard drive,as well as places on the internet. Google even has a plugin you can installthat allows Sherlock to search it.
This version of MacOS also ads a software update feature that can getsystem software and application updates from Apple over the internet. Youcan get updates manually or schedule a time to get updates automatically.
It also adds a network browser that enables you browse file servers,web servers and FTP servers.
Also on the subject of networking, MacOS 9 has an improved versionof AppleScript that can work remotely over TCP/IP with other Macintoshes.
Not that it is part of MacOS (thank goodness) but a web browser thatwas once popular for it was Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 for the Mac.Microsoft, however, has completely abandoned IE for the Mac. Thisversion will run on 9.x but actually can run on MacOS as far back as 8.1(on PPC only). There is also a MacOS X native version but Microsoft hasabandoned that version as well.
The last version of Mozilla that will Run on MacOS 9 is version 1.2.1.Unlike IE, however, Mozilla is still being actively developed for MacOSX.
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This is the Quicktime 6 Player, MacOS 9.0 - 9.1 comes with Quicktime4, and 9.2.1 comes with Quicktime 5. Quicktime is used internally by MacOSfor many image, drawing, and sound operations.
Logging out of MacOS 9.
Mac OS 9/Classic Support Q&A - Updated April 27, 2012
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Are there any third-party programs to run Mac OS 9/Classic applications on Intel Macs?
When Apple made the decision to no longer support Mac OS 9/Classic applications, EveryMac.com was hopeful that an easy to install and use commercial application would become available and allow use of legacy applications and documents on the Intel-based Macs.
However, as the market for Mac OS 9/Classic compatibility solutions is not growing, and as it has been many years since the switch to Intel processors, it is doubtful that a commercial solution will become available.
Open Source 'SheepShaver' Emulator Option
Nevertheless, where the commercial market failed, the open-source community has made an valiant effort to respond with the oddly titled 'SheepShaver'. SheepShaver began life as a Mac OS 'run-time environment' that made it possible to run Mac OS applications within the BeOS. The name itself is a play on 'ShapeShifter', a 68k Mac emulator for the AmigaOS.
The hardworking open-source programmers behind the SheepShaver project explain:
It enables you to run PowerPC Classic Mac OS software on your computer, even if you are using a different operating system [like Mac OS X for Intel]. However, you still need a copy of Mac OS and a Power Macintosh ROM image to use this program. . . SheepShaver provides the first PowerPC G4 emulator, though without MMU, to enable the execution of Mac OS Classic. Performance with the current CPU emulator using basic just-in-time (JIT) translation techniques is roughly 1/8-th of native speeds.
SheepShaver Installation Instructions
Compared to average Mac OS X applications, which generally are installed with 'drag and drop' simplicity, installing SheepShaver is complicated, as it officially requires one to extract a software ROM.
However, Emaculation provides detailed instructions -- complete with screenshots -- that explains the process and includes extracting Mac OS ROM Update 1.0 with TomeViewer as well as installing and configuring the latest build of SheepShaver with Mac OS 9.0.4 (the last supported version of the OS).
Redundant Robot also provides a useful tutorial complete with direct links to ROM files so one will not have to extract them manually.
As first spotted by MacWindows, one helpful SheepShaver user went a step further and bundled recent SheepShaver binaries compatible with Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5 and 10.6 along with a 'ROM file and a preconfigured Mac OS 9.0.1 installation' to make it possible to install SheepShaver with 'drag and drop' ease. This convenient bundle (no longer online) is dubbed 'Chubby Bunny,' and is not connected with the SheepShaver development team.
Although it certainly appears that the user behind Chubby Bunny is well meaning, it nevertheless always is prudent to be careful when downloading any 'unofficial' files. Be sure to backup your computer before 'fiddling' with any official or unofficial SheepShaver software (or before adding any new software to your Mac, for that matter).
Application page facebook. SheepShaver Performance & Use
From hands on experience as well as other websites and comments, it is safe to conclude that after overcoming any installation hurdles, SheepShaver allows one to run Mac OS 9 slowly -- even within the latest version of Mac OS X 10.7 'Lion' -- but some also have had trouble with compatibility and stability as well. This is not to denigrate the hard work of the open source community in the slightest as this type of program is extremely complex and the fact it works as well as it does is quite remarkable.
Should you have non-critical needs for running Mac OS 9/Classic applications on an Intel-based Mac, such as really old games or potentially even archived document access, SheepShaver might meet your needs. However, most of those who remain dependent on Mac OS 9/Classic software would be best served by continuing to use an existing PowerPC-based Mac or upgrading to a newer one.
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