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What was the first MacOS with USB support?
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Oct 19, 2001, 08:59 AM
 
What was the first MacOS with USB Support? Just wondering which OS I would need for a customer's machine.
     
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Oct 19, 2001, 09:45 AM
 
I believe 8.1 had USB support since it was the first OS on the rev A iMacs. If you can I would use either 8.5.1 or 8.6 if you don't want to go to 9.x
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Oct 19, 2001, 09:58 AM
 
I would use 8.5.
     
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Oct 19, 2001, 10:17 AM
 
Originally posted by xyber233:
<STRONG>I would use 8.5.</STRONG>
Errr, I.d get 8.5 and update it to 8.6. Its waaay more stable that .5
     
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Oct 19, 2001, 01:45 PM
 
Originally posted by sek929:
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Errr, I.d get 8.5 and update it to 8.6. Its waaay more stable that .5</STRONG>
True, but I was just indicating the general os.
     
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Oct 19, 2001, 06:03 PM
 
OS 8.1 was first but only with native USB macs, if you are poping a USB card into a PCI slot then you need to use OS 8.6 or above.

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Oct 19, 2001, 09:26 PM
 
Captain Obvious is obviously correct. We get this question every day at work, from people trying to put USB cards in older machines.
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Oct 19, 2001, 09:47 PM
 
Don't get anything less than 8.5... 8.1 wasn't very good with USB support (lots of bugs) and why run 8.5 when you get 8.6 with less bugs at no cost.
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