Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Tue 22nd Sep 2009 16:50 UTC
Apple We all have our most favored machines of yesteryear; in this I assume that most people are like me, anyway. Breaking away from the mundane every-day news of boring (I jest) new technologies such as touchscreens the size of a wall and upcoming operating systems that support graphics cards with 1.5 GB of vRAM, take a walk down memory lane-- or "Neurological Alley" as I like to call it-- and take a look inside, outside, and in all of the nooks and crannies in between the circuits of the Macintosh Plus and its accompanying System 6, fresh from the splendor of 1986.
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RE[3]: Copland Opensource
by JLF65 on Wed 23rd Sep 2009 18:45 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Copland Opensource"
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MacOS 6 doesn't have pre-emptive multitasking. Perhaps a solution would be MacOS 6 virtual machines with each app having its instance of MacOS.


No MacOS until OSX had preemptive multitasking. The switch from cooperative to preemptive multitasking was one of the major features of 10.0.

The major feature change from System 6 to System 7 was getting rid of the switcher. System 7 was Mac's first real desktop OS, allowing easy use of more than one program at a time.

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