Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Feb 2009 09:31 UTC, submitted by itomato
Mac OS X A few days ago, we concluded (yes, we did!) that it was cool to run Windows 3.1 on your Nokia N95 using Qemu. Of course, the Apple world couldn't stay behind, and now we have one of Apple's obsolete operating systems running on the iPhone: System 7, also using Qemu.
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Classic Mac OS was very stable
by 3rdalbum on Fri 27th Feb 2009 11:08 UTC
3rdalbum
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2008-05-26

The classic Mac OS ended off coming with a massive amount of bloatware extensions, control panels, startup items, contextual menu items, control strip modules etc that would make the system slow and liable to crash at the drop of a hat.

However, if you stripped the system back to only what you actually needed, it was incredibly fast and very stable. Partition your hard drive into "Applications and OS" and "Documents", and you'd never suffer data loss again.

Most Macintoshes in schools were just plugged in and turned on, and left to their own devices. System administrators usually didn't know anything about Macs except that the power button was on the keyboard. So, even today, there's an unfair perception that the Mac OS was slow and unstable; in its default configuration it was, but remove a few extensions and she'd be rock solid.

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Machster Member since:
2007-05-15

Are you referring to specific extensions? If so, which ones?

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