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ntsc Aug 5, 2001 02:51 PM
Mac OS 7.6
I was wondering if anyone still had a copy of Mac OS 7.6. I assume its free since most Mac OS 7.X upgrades were free weren't they? If anyone has this could they please send me at ntsc1@mac.com.

Thanks you could really save my bacon! :)
 
King Chung Huang Aug 5, 2001 06:45 PM
Only System 7.5.5 is free. What do you need 7.6 for?
 
MacMonster Aug 6, 2001 02:40 AM
Goto eBay to buy a copy of Mac OS 7.6. It is not very expensive.
http://www.ebay.com
 
ntsc Aug 6, 2001 01:24 PM
i beg your pardon i had assumed that Mac OS 7.6 was a free upgrade :( . I need the upgrade for a friend of mine. He has a PPC Performa and wanted to get on the net. The installer CD that came from NTL said 'required' Mac OS 7.6.1 to work. I managed to get the .1 part from Apple but i couldn't find the .6 part.

Thanks anyway thats cleared everything up.
 
MacOS761 Aug 6, 2001 10:20 PM
Who speaks my name? Oh... nevermind... ;)
 
mkincaid Aug 6, 2001 10:50 PM
I have a CD I would be happy to send you since none of my machines are old enough to run 7.6 anymore. I could also burn the 7.6.1 update to a disc for you (I had floppies but threw them away) if it would be too much of a download.

Just post or email me an address, or if you prefer it electronically I could figure out a way to email it to you.

p.s. Caveat emptorů it's not boxed with a manual, though the manual is on the CD in PDF. Just the CD in the jewel case. I don't imagine this would bother you too much for such an old system.

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Originally posted by ntsc:
<STRONG>I was wondering if anyone still had a copy of Mac OS 7.6. I assume its free since most Mac OS 7.X upgrades were free weren't they? If anyone has this could they please send me at ntsc1@mac.com.

Thanks you could really save my bacon! :)</STRONG>
[ 08-06-2001: Message edited by: mkincaid ]
 
ntsc Aug 7, 2001 07:05 AM
CRISIS OVER!!

i've managed to obtain a copy of OS 7.6.1. Thanks again to mkincaid for offering his copy!
 
jeromep Aug 9, 2001 12:30 AM
Actually this user of a PowerPC Performa should be usein 8.6. It is the most stable and does not have as much overhead as everyone think. It requires sill in the install.

7.6 is not free. Apple considers it the last OS that can be used on older systems and hasn't released it for free download. I doubt they will for a few years. You can't get it from the Apple Store, but I'm sure that some fulfulment house of Apple's would be happy to sell it to you.

Anyway, why buy from Apple when you can buy from eBay. I got my copy of 7.6.1, with manuals and retail box for a steal on eBay. It has actually been quite useful many times.
 
mkincaid Aug 9, 2001 05:01 AM
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Originally posted by jeromep:
<STRONG>Actually this user of a PowerPC Performa should be usein 8.6. It is the most stable and does not have as much overhead as everyone think. It requires sill in the install.</STRONG>
No way! If you're going to use 8.6, go all the way to 9.1. 8.6 was not especially unstable, but 9.1 is much better in my opinion. Remember, any PPC still runs 9.1.
 
Paul S Aug 9, 2001 12:03 PM
OS 9.1 might work on any PowerPC (Performa or not) but the problem will be RAM. Most Performas came with 16 or 32MB, not enough to effectively run 9.1. The price of RAM is so high these days for machines of that era (because hardly anyone makes it anymore) that it might not be cost effective to do it. 8.6 will require less RAM, so it would be the smarter choice. Unless you've already loaded up on RAM and this becomes a pointless discussion.
 
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