What do they mean when they say new macs will not be bootable in 0S9. Does that mean even tho I have OS9 discs I will not be able to install on new a computer. Want to know before buying a new computer. I hate spinning beachballs.<br><br>
My dual 450 G4 spends a lot of time on the beach. But going back to OS9 which I have on a separate hard drive is like a breath of fresh air. And much quicker tham X. I can see why 60 pct of users stay with OS9. Just my opinion.<br><br>
Loc: Yuba City, California
When you say new computer are you referring to the G5 line-up? Because, unless Apple comes out with another line of G4's, which is doubtful, OS 9 is history in Apple's eyes. It was said that the G4 Mirrored Double-Door Macs would be the last OS 9 bootable machines.<br><br><br><br><br>[color:blue]"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in<br>the country,"<br>--Mayor Marion Barry, Washington, DC.</font color=blue>
If I had constant beach balls I'd suspect something was wrong. Have you run a disk utility like DiskWarrior on the computer? Nutty keeps telling us that fsck doesn't do much, so I won't suggest that. Repair permissions?<br><br>The only time I get beach balls is when I forget to turn off the spin-down HD option in the Energy Saver CP, and then I get the beach ball while the HD spins up. But that is it, really.<br><br>
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Loc: Pacific NW, USA
It was said that the G4 Mirrored Double-Door Macs would be the last OS 9 bootable machines.<br>And then not all of them were and the ones booting into OS9 had to be special ordered and were more expensive. We found that out the hard way when we went to order new G4s for our department at work. Luckily the network administrator ordered one at first. Ours all have 1.25Ghz processors.<br><br>
Loc: Pacific NW, USA
If I had constant beach balls I'd suspect something was wrong. Have you run a disk utility like DiskWarrior on the computer? Nutty keeps telling us that fsck doesn't do much, so I won't suggest that. Repair permissions?<br><br>---<br><br>Not to go against nutty's advice but I have had nothing but spinning beachballs and crashes in Safari since the last 2 OS upgrades. 10.3 was better. I believe it has to do with poor handling of graphics loading with the slow dial up. I could at least reload image the last update of Safari but that option is gone now. It finally crashed so hard it absolutely would not run Safari. (yes I filed a report) I ran Disk Utility and repaired permissions there and also with Cocktail. I logged out and restarted, still no Safari. I was getting ready to break out the brand new copy of Disk Warrior and decided last chance to run fsck. It worked! (still wondering if it wouldn't hurt to run Disk Warrior but maybe if it ain't broke don't try to fix.)<br>I still need a better computer and faster phone lines but one step at a time.<br><br>
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