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Lamenting the loss of the last easter egg
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Jan 10, 2001, 01:26 PM
 
After the Colors control panel got integrated into the Finder, and the loss of the easter egg in the Memory control panel, the last easter egg I knew about is essentially gone in Mac OS 9.1 -- the old Finder mountain range. You reach it by holding option and going to the Apple menu. It still says "About the Finder..." but now it has a pic of the Cupertino campus, and lost the nice scrolling text that went through every OS version and said who worked on it.

Sad, that!

tooki

P.S. The reason Apple doesn't allow the names of programmers in the software any more is because too many Apple employees got stolen by Microsoft headhunters, so Apple now tries to keep them anonymous.

[This message has been edited by tooki (edited 01-10-2001).]
     
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Jan 11, 2001, 04:17 AM
 
In OS 9.0.4, you also got the pic of Cupertino campus, also. Wish I'd have checked this with earlier OS's!



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Jan 11, 2001, 06:02 AM
 
Yeah, the mountain range disappeared in OS9. I was saddened by it too
Was there in full colour in 8.
Wow, I remember finding the one in OS7 on my PowerBook 100 one day... I think it was 7.0.1.
Might have been 6, but I'm pretty sure it was 7.
Black and white, the mountains straight lines... (might've been black and white simply cause the PB100 was though)
I'll get a screenshot if anyone wants it

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Jan 11, 2001, 05:02 PM
 
Just a side note. If you wish to see who programed OS 9, hold down control, option and apple and go to about this computer. It changes to about the MacOS 9 team. This was in OS 8.6 I think, but is gone in 9.1

Oh well.

-Ben
     
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Jan 11, 2001, 05:59 PM
 
The original Stickies easter egg is still in 9.1:
* Open a new sticky note
* Resize it to about 2 inches on a side
* Type "Antler!" (without the quotes)
* Press Return

et voila!
     
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Jan 12, 2001, 02:03 PM
 
whatever happened to the 'secret about box' easter egg from SimpleText: the one with the Cupertino campus and flag waving, that you could eventually tear off, that had to be the best one.

Did anyone manage to hack that out and have as a standalone timekiller ?)
     
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Jan 13, 2001, 01:45 AM
 
Wow, this is a cool thread...I never knew about these Easter eggs!

"P.S. The reason Apple doesn't allow the names of programmers in the software any more is because too many Apple employees got stolen by Microsoft headhunters, so Apple now tries to keep them anonymous."

lol, this is funny. Damn Micro$oft! I suppose it's better than hireing a hitman to snuff 'em out.
     
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Jan 13, 2001, 04:24 AM
 
Let final cut run over the weekend and dont touch the mouse!

The yak comes out and spouts witty sayings.

But dont spook him.
     
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Jan 13, 2001, 04:36 AM
 
in the public folder of my idisk (elzinat) you can find a compilation (I did not create it) of all Apple easter eggs (as of OS 8). you are welcome to visit it. if anyone has a newer version of this, please share.

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