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I hear next they're going to port it to DOS...

Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:20 pm

http://www.macworld.com/article/141642/ ... silla.html

So Classilla is a new Mozilla port to Mac OS 9. Are there people still using Mac OS 9? Really? I mean, it got replaced as the flagship OS in 2001, replaced as the default OS in 2002, lost its boot-ability in new Macs in 2003, and got completely killed in 2007.

I just don't see how this is useful. Amusing, but not all that useful.
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Re: I hear next they're going to port it to DOS...

Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:25 pm

I know people still running Windows 98, 95, ME, and 2000. So people running Mac OS 9, 8.5, 8.1, or 7.5 doesn't surprise me either.
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Re: I hear next they're going to port it to DOS...

Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:41 pm

My wife's PC is still runing Win2K. I am seriously thinking of reformatting it this week and installing XP though, as it seems to have come down with some sort of terminal malware infection that none of the usual malware removal tools have been able to get rid of.
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Re: I hear next they're going to port it to DOS...

Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:42 pm

I see old beige PPC Macs every now and then, and this will at least help keep them useful until the hardware dies. Beats using an outdated version of iCab, I suppose.
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