Running Classic Mac OS on Mac OS X Leopard, Windows PCs

“Michael Goodine has posted a couple of tutorials to running Mac OS 9 and earlier on Windows PCs using two open-source PowerPC emulators. He has a guide for using SheepShaver, and another for using Basilisk II,” MacWindows reports.

“SheepShaver and Basilisk II come in versions for Mac OS X, which lets you run Mac OS 9 and earlier on Intel Macs, and can act as a replacement for Mac Classic, which is no longer included with Mac OS X 10.5 and later,” MacWindows reports. “Referring to the Mac versions of the PowerPC emulators, Goodine said ‘they both run pretty well.'”

“He points out: ‘Actually, the development of both of those emulators has veered in that direction [running OS 9 in Leopard]. I think that Mac users have more interest in the emulators now. The Windows ports are described as ‘experimental’ these days,'” MacWindows reports.

Full article with links here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Jen” for the heads up.]


  1. As if my life isn’t full enough already but now I’ve got to go and investigate this! I can’t help myself… I still have old software from my pre-OS X days that I’m fond of…

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