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Best OS for 9500
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Aug 20, 2001, 11:39 PM
Helping someone upgrade their 9500 (144 megs RAM, ~500 megs free on drive) from 7.5.something. I have the 8.1 and 8.5 installer CDs. Which do you guys recommend as the best OS for this system?
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Aug 21, 2001, 02:28 AM
I would recommend OS 8.6, the most stable system in OS 8.x series. And OS 9.x is too slow compare to 8.x.
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Aug 21, 2001, 09:04 AM
I have an 8500 with a G3-400 running at 454MHz and 240 MB RAM.
It is very happy on 9.1, but if they are running a 604 or 604e, stick with 8.x
8.1 - HFS+ added
8.5 - Sherlock added
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Aug 21, 2001, 11:10 AM
I'd vote for OS 8.6 (Which was a free upgrade from 8.5 remember). Rock solid. And I doubt you'd need anything later if you don't have/use USB and FireWire etc.
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Aug 24, 2001, 08:14 AM

I would recomend 8.6.

The "only" advantage in using 9.x is that you can use filesharing over TCP/IP. Also I think you need 9.x if you want to connect to OS X filesharing.
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Aug 25, 2001, 12:21 AM
Nope, you can connect to OSX from a quadra, i do, and you can do the opposite if you have the 3rd part version of ShareWayIP
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Aug 25, 2001, 12:55 AM
best OS for that machine?

BeOS 5 Pro.

depending on what you want to do that'll be the best OS. it'll make you amazed at how fast a 604e actually is. it's quite amazing. if you have any questions just ask.
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