Running Legacy Mac OS Applications: Classic

We all know what happened with New Coke—and most of us (Coke drinkers at least) are probably pretty happy that we're still drinking Coke Classic. Unfortunately, the same can't be said for the Classic Mac OS. As we head toward the sixth year of Mac OS X's release, we still haven't closed the book on the original Mac OS operating system—now called Classic.

The Classic environment is a complete implementation of Mac OS 9.x on top of Tiger. To Tiger, Classic is nothing but another application; to a user, however, Classic is a gateway to older Mac software programs.

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You must have at least 128MB of memory to use Classic, an installed copy of Mac OS 9.x, and a 400MHz G3 (or faster) is recommended. Because ...

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