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Dec 29, 2004, 11:56 AM
 
Is Mac OS 8 available for download anywhere? I could not believe that Apple would want to make money off of it (although possible)... some Macs still run 8....
     
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Dec 29, 2004, 12:23 PM
 
No, I think the newest OS Apple has available for free download is STILL 7.5.3 (and also the 7.5.5 update). So if you have a computer from 1996 or later you technically have to buy an OS for it.

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Dec 29, 2004, 01:15 PM
 
Ouch... I don't really understand why... OS 9 is what runs with OS X. Apple is pushing OS X lately, so I OS 8 is basically unsupported... oh, well....

Gotta find one on eBay I guess.
     
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Jan 1, 2005, 12:54 PM
 
actual pricing for OS 8 on ebay is around 10 bucks, but try to get 8.5 (and the downloadable upgrade to 8.6); its far more stable and bug-cleaned than 8.0/8.1


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Jan 2, 2005, 10:21 AM
 
Originally posted by euphras:
actual pricing for OS 8 on ebay is around 10 bucks, but try to get 8.5 (and the downloadable upgrade to 8.6); its far more stable and bug-cleaned than 8.0/8.1
Depends on what Macs he wants to run it on. For the 68040's, the latest they can run is 8.1.
     
   
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