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Source for OS 6 > 9.1 RETAIL and diagnostic Cd's?
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Dec 1, 2002, 08:46 PM
 
Does anybody know if there is a "one stop shop" for older retail 6.x > 9.1.x OS and diagnostic cds? Thanks in advance!
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Dec 2, 2002, 12:50 AM
 
Originally posted by raferx:
Does anybody know if there is a "one stop shop" for older retail 6.x > 9.1.x OS and diagnostic cds? Thanks in advance!
Well, I'm pretty sure System 6 didn't ship on CD. Beyond that, as far as I can tell you are pretty much on your own with eBay for finding older system CDs. None of the resale shops seem to have older system software right now. There are a lot of copies of 8, 8.5 and 9 going on eBay right now though.

Additionally, you can download 6.0.8 and 7.5.5 from ftp.apple.com. Apple's FTP site also has a bunch of utilities and other miscellaneous software available. OWC (eshop.macsales.com) does have a bundle with an older version of OS X and a copy of 9.1 plus updaters for both systems. That is about 75 bucks I think.

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Dec 2, 2002, 02:15 AM
 
Originally posted by jasonyates:


Well, I'm pretty sure System 6 didn't ship on CD. Beyond that, as far as I can tell you are pretty much on your own with eBay for finding older system CDs. None of the resale shops seem to have older system software right now. There are a lot of copies of 8, 8.5 and 9 going on eBay right now though.

Additionally, you can download 6.0.8 and 7.5.5 from ftp.apple.com. Apple's FTP site also has a bunch of utilities and other miscellaneous software available. OWC (eshop.macsales.com) does have a bundle with an older version of OS X and a copy of 9.1 plus updaters for both systems. That is about 75 bucks I think.

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6 was on floppy ; ) I was hoping that there was an old mac OS source out there somewhere! Oh well, thanks for the tip Jason, I appreciate it!
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Dec 2, 2002, 01:00 PM
 
You can download system 7 from Apple too (don't have the link).
As for the others, 7.6, 8.0/.1, 8.5/.6, 9.0./.1/.2 must be purchased. You cannot get them legally for free. Look on ebay.

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Dec 2, 2002, 06:07 PM
 
If you know an Apple-authorized tech or sales center there is a quarterly or maybe annual set of CDs that Apple sends them which includes installers for basicly all the systems, as well as a bunch of other stuff like SoftRAID, Apple Works, basicly most of the stuff that ever shipped with Macintoshes.

These sets are probably hard to find, as well as illegal for a regular individual to use, but I thought I would mention it since they do have almost all of the system software which is what you were looking for.

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Dec 3, 2002, 04:48 AM
 
That's very cool info Jason, thanks a lot! I know a few legit "techs", I'll make some calls. Otherwise ebay here I come!
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