Re: [wpmac] SheepShaver questions
- I just got off the Apple Store chat with Nina, who was a very helpful and
patient Apple Expert. She said that what is happening is that they already
had a bunch of iMacs built, with Tiger installed on them. Then, when
Leopard Day happened, they had to start doing erase-installs of Leopard. If
you order an iMac today, you might get one with Tiger installed - but you
will have the Leopard install disks, so you could upgrade them yourself. A
hassle? Sure, when you are used to getting that "It just works" freshness
from Apple (I was floored when my MacBook was fully charged out of the
box!) But, installing Mac OS X isn't difficult or terribly time consuming.
About an hour from start to finish, and involves you for about 5 minutes.
But, if you want to wait, that's understandable. Just wanted to let you
know that you won't be stuck with Tiger, just having to run the install
Plus, I hear big things will happen on Nov 6, so it might be better to wait
- Chad Smith
On 10/31/07, Bill Bossart <whbossart@...> wrote:
> But not from Apple directly. Apple seems to have available iMacs with
> Tiger. Others like Small Dog have iMacs with Leopard backordered.
> Since I get a discount and free shipping, I will probably wait for
- This is a footnote to the Leopard/SS/OS9/Classic
People have been talking about being able, with
Leopard, to reboot into OS9/Classic. One could do
this on older PPC machines; I have a Titanium
Powerbook with this capability.
However, on the last PPC machines, Apple designed them
so that you could NOT re-boot into OS9. I have one of
these, so I am still running WP on OS 10.4.10 with
Classic. My local Apple dealer says that if I can't
re-boot into OS 9 now, I won't be able to do it with
Leopard. SS here I come when I get the next Mac...
--- "Randall C. Wilson" <shieldwolf@...> wrote:
> I'm just referring to my own experience on a
> Titanium Powerbook.
> Once Tiger was installed all attempts to install OS9
> (from original
> installation disks) failed because the installer
> programs insisted
> that the hard drive (which had been re-initialized
> before installing
> Tiger) already contained a system folder. After two
> days of
> frustration, what worked was going back to Panther,
> installing an OS9
> partition and then upgrading to Tiger. It's pretty
> much a forgotten
> issue now. Other users experiences may have varied.
> >I hate to disagree with this notion but I have to
> since I have an
> >Apple CD which allows installation of OS 9.2.2 on
> any mac which has
> >Tiger running and does not have a current OS 9
> installation. this
> >includes those PowerMacs which cannot boot into OS
> 9. It does not,
> >however, include the newer Intel Macs. Just the PPC