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Where to buy OS 9; if possible.
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Oct 16, 2003, 01:38 AM
 
I'm doing a project for school, using a fictitious company; and the computer won't run OS X; but they will run OS 9 - so I'm wondering exactly if you can still "buy" it from Apple some how?

I remember reading a thing on it, saying you could like two days ago.

Anyone know how much it is?
     
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Oct 16, 2003, 02:29 AM
 
Buy Mac OS X for $129. For $20 you can buy Mac OS 9.2 with it. Then sell Mac OS X on eBay if you want to. Or get an old copy of Mac OS 9.1/9.2 on eBay and get the free updaters (search Apple) if necessary.
Tip: Mac OS X 10.1 also includes Mac OS 9.x.
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Oct 18, 2003, 01:05 PM
 
Is this a real question or is it just bullsh*t like your System 7 question?

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Nov 12, 2003, 06:18 PM
 
I would suggest ebay. Pretty cheap on the secondary market.
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Nov 13, 2003, 02:00 PM
 
Originally posted by Tomster:
I would suggest ebay. Pretty cheap on the secondary market.
I bet his school project is long past due...
     
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Nov 16, 2003, 12:20 PM
 
AFAIK you can still buy it from Apple at full price. But look in the back of Macworld, there are several ads from companies that have it for cheap.

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Nov 17, 2003, 12:51 PM
 
<<Tip: Mac OS X 10.1 also includes Mac OS 9.x. >>

The cd that came with my OS X 10.1 is labeled as a Mac OS 9.2.1 UPDATE CD. (It's white with an orange 9 on it). Can that be used to update a powerbook G3 from 8.6 to version 9? Or do I have to order the OS 9 cd from the panther fulfillment program?
     
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Nov 18, 2003, 04:54 PM
 
Originally posted by flylive:
<<Tip: Mac OS X 10.1 also includes Mac OS 9.x. >>

The cd that came with my OS X 10.1 is labeled as a Mac OS 9.2.1 UPDATE CD. (It's white with an orange 9 on it). Can that be used to update a powerbook G3 from 8.6 to version 9? Or do I have to order the OS 9 cd from the panther fulfillment program?
You'll need a full installer to get OS 9. The CD that you have is similar to the OS 9 update you can download from Apple.
     
   
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