Wired posts ‘Apple Operating System Gallery’ to mark Apple’s 30th birthday

On April 1, Apple celebrates its 30th birthday. Having created one of the first personal computers and the graphical mouse-and-menu interface most PCs now use, it is now reshaping the music industry with the iPod and iTunes. To celebrate the company’s birthday, Wired News has posted screenshots in an “Apple Operating System Gallery” which runs the gamut from Apple’s DOS 3.3 through Mac OS X 10.0.

Also included:
• SOS 1.3
• Lisa
• Mac System 1.0
• MouseText
• Apple II DeskTop
• MultiFinder
• GS_OS
• Hypercard
• System 7
• Mac OS 8.5

Full article with screenshots and descriptions here.

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21 Comments

  1. Pretty cool. I’ve been using Macs since they came out, and had an Apple II before that (I too am proud to have never owned a PC), but it was interesting to see the screenshots like this, especially in how so little changed between the original interface and OS 8, and then the unbelievable jump to X.

  2. I still have systems 5, 6, 7, and 8 on disk in my desk drawer. I have system 6 on a Mac IIci (still works), system 7 on a Mac Color Classic II (still works), and system 8 on a PowerMac 4400 (still works).

    Apple makes some great software/hardware.

    MW: living, as in my old macs.

  3. I still have systems 5, 6, 7, and 8 on disk in my desk drawer. I have system 6 on a Mac IIci (still works), system 7 on a Mac Color Classic II (still works), and system 8 on a PowerMac 4400 (still works).

    Apple makes some great software/hardware.

    MW: living, as in my old macs.

  4. I still have systems 5, 6, 7, and 8 on disk in my desk drawer. I have system 6 on a Mac IIci (still works), system 7 on a Mac Color Classic II (still works), and system 8 on a PowerMac 4400 (still works).

    Apple makes some great software/hardware.

    MW: living, as in my old macs.

  5. I still have systems 5, 6, 7, and 8 on disk in my desk drawer. I have system 6 on a Mac IIci (still works), system 7 on a Mac Color Classic II (still works), and system 8 on a PowerMac 4400 (still works).

    Apple makes some great software/hardware.

    MW: living, as in my old macs.

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