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Apr 10, 2000, 07:40 PM
 
Does anyone know the URL of a site with a list of Mac OS easter aggs? If not, does anyone want to share a few?
     
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Apr 10, 2000, 10:15 PM
 
There is a file called Apple Easter Eggs that has a list of many easter eggs. It is available at http://hotfiles.zdnet.com/cgi-bin/te...=MC16434&b=mac

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Apr 11, 2000, 11:02 PM
 
speaking about easter eggs, it is a shame that many great easter eggs in the mac os have been removed since os 8. One such one which I loved was the "secret about the box" egg, a crazy egg that can be done in OS 7.6.... why did Apple have to be so... serious?
     
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Apr 12, 2000, 02:59 AM
 
Apple has to be serious because those easter eggs were making the OS unstable.
     
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Apr 12, 2000, 10:49 AM
 
Eggs w/credits were also resulting in 'brain drain' from Apple. Other companies Head Hunters knew who to target.
     
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Apr 12, 2000, 01:39 PM
 
There IS a secret about box in Mac OS 8.5-8.6. Hold down Command-Option-Control and choose About this Computer... Mostly credits, but a few pictures.
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Apr 12, 2000, 03:48 PM
 
There has been an easter egg there since System 7.0. That doesn't count.
     
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Apr 12, 2000, 03:55 PM
 
but.. you can't beat the "rip the flag off the pole" game with the classical secret about the box!
     
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Apr 12, 2000, 05:42 PM
 
My favorite was the game of Breakout hidden in System 7.5.
     
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Apr 13, 2000, 12:09 PM
 
I Have a Mac running 7.5.5. Can anyone explain the egss for this one?
     
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Apr 13, 2000, 02:29 PM
 
You can't do it. You need System 7.5; it was taken out in System 7.5.1.
     
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Apr 13, 2000, 03:44 PM
 
I don't remember it being taken out in 7.5.5... anyways, to do the secret about box... open up stickies, type this in: "secret about box"... no quotes... hi-lite the text and drag it to the desktop and blam, it is there. Another thing in stickies, make a new fresh one... type in "Antler!" without quotes. hit return...
     
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Apr 13, 2000, 08:09 PM
 
do good old days... who doesn't love all the previous versions of the MacOS.
     
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Apr 13, 2000, 08:58 PM
 
You need a special application to open the breakout game in System 7.5 (if you have 7.5.1-7.5.5), but it is possible. Anyone know where you can find this?

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Apr 14, 2000, 02:41 AM
 
ResEdit and the System file.
     
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