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Gamoe Nov 6, 2003 07:06 AM
Best Mac OS version for PowerMac 6100
I'm resurrecting an old Power Mac 6100/60 AV, my first Mac in fact, for mostly word processing in a small office.

I have Mac OS 9 installed on it, but I plan to wipe the drive and re-install the OS. I've been wondering whether I should re-install 9 or dig up one of the previous system versions instead. It has a small hard drive (less than 300 MB), and Mac OS 9 doesn't leave it much space for other files, though they'll only be AppleWorks WP files.

Any suggestions?
 
rjenkinson Nov 6, 2003 07:23 AM
Re: Best Mac OS version for PowerMac 6100
if you can find 8.1 or 8.6, they should be smaller than OS 9.

-r.
 
Eriamjh Nov 6, 2003 08:12 AM
I vote for 8.6.
 
DrBoar Nov 7, 2003 08:03 AM
I disliked the 6100 for 4 long years. The 7.x versions are to primitive the 9 to big so some of the 8 would be least bad
 
tooki Nov 7, 2003 07:54 PM
8.1 -- the oldest Mac OS that can read HFS+ volumes.

tooki
 
Kenneth Nov 7, 2003 08:06 PM
8.6 would be nice.
 
BLAZE_MkIV Nov 8, 2003 02:55 PM
I would suggest 8.1. You don't need hfs+ support on a disk that small so format it hfs.

Then go through and disable all the extensions you don't use. After its all good and running smooth delete them.
 
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