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June 10, 2005

Mac-on-Intel FAQ

MacSlash has the answers. Click on over to MacSlash | Mac-on-Intel Frequently Asked Questions for all the possible questions. My favourite gem has to be:
Q: Will I be able to run System 6 software on Intel Macs? Apple will include Classic with 68k emulation, right?
A: Absolutely. And what a great idea too! Apple realizes the importance of running decades-old software that its users can't upgrade from due to stubbornness or misplaced sentimentality and so has invested millions in making sure you can bring your antique computer programs with you to the next Mac platform."

Posted by Ozguru at June 10, 2005 06:00 AM


My personal favourite has to be:

Q: Can I install Mac OS X on my sweet dual Pentium Pro box? I overclocked the processors to 266 MHz so it really cooks.
A: You sure can. Apple made it so that you can install Mac OS X on any Intel PC dating back to the original Pentiums in all 60 MHz of their glory. Never-mind that they're equivalent to PowerPC 603 chips at the same clock speed and that Mac OS X would run like molasses in the winter on them Apple has made it easy to bypass their hardware and sincerely want you to run their software on something that will make you curse its speed to the lowest pit of Hell.

Posted by: Rofl at June 10, 2005 10:57 PM

Don't laugh -- I have had two people ask me about running Classic. My simple response is that I stopped using Classic when I installed Panther. If you want to keep the old stuff running - fine... don't upgrade to the newer systems...

Posted by: Ozguru at June 12, 2005 09:47 PM