Need Not Go Through All the SheepShaver Process
- Rick Albright wrote:
>If Dave's Mac is a G4 chip (as he said), he does NOT need to goTrue -- so long as Dave does *not* upgrade his G4 Powerbook to OS
>through all the Sheepshaver process. It can run the Classic
>environment, which is a lot less trouble
10.5. I'm not sure what the CPU speed of his Powerbook is. If it
is, say, 1 GHz, it could run Leopard, but Leopard does not provide
Classic support. He would need to keep the PB at OS 10.4 or below.
As to whether running Classic is a lot less trouble than running
SheepShaver, I have no position on that issue, simply because I have
not yet run SS. I'm still on OS 10.4. I will upgrade some of my
machines to OS 10.5, and then I will have no choice on the upgraded
machines but to run SS, if I want to still be able to run WordPerfect
(which is a given).
If Dave's Powerbok will boot into OS 9 directly, then he could run WP
that way. If I recall correctly, older G4 Powerbooks will boot into
OS 9, and newer ones won't. Where the demarcation point lies, I do
not know. The ones that can boot directly into OS 9 have, in all
likelihood, insufficient CPU speed to meet Apple's official
requirements for Leopard compatability.
- On Nov 5, 2007, at 9:41 AM, J.J. McVeigh wrote:
> As to whether running Classic is a lot less trouble than runningI have no personal experience with Sheepshaver, as I still have a G4
> SheepShaver, I have no position on that issue, simply because I have
> not yet run SS. I'm still on OS 10.4. I will upgrade some of my
> machines to OS 10.5, and then I will have no choice on the upgraded
> machines but to run SS, if I want to still be able to run WordPerfect
> (which is a given).
Mini, thankfully. I'm basing my previous comment on the enormous
number of messages on this list reporting on all the complexities (as
they seem to me) of installing, running, and printing under
Sheepshaver. After which, you get to run WordPerfect under Mac OS
7.5, or maybe 8.0 (at least not 9.2). I don't disparage those who
have invested considerable time in configuring, debugging, and
otherwise helping list members accomplish this--in fact, we all own
them (especially John, as usual) a great debt. And if 10.5 really
does do away with Classic (I've heard conflicting reports on that),
I'm not sure it really gives us much beyond a lot of gee whiz things
that, weighed against Classic, are not essential. Not like the
functionality that came with 10.4 (Spotlight, widgets). Of course,
one usually needs to upgrade eventually, but there's no rush. 10.4 is
a superb product that will probably run well for years. ditto the G4.