“Here I am on a battered PowerBook that will barely hold a charge, playing with classic Mac OS (version 9.2.2) and trying to appreciate the work of those who developed the software in the mid-to-late ’90s (and to amuse my co-workers),” Andrew Cunningham writes for Ars Technica.
“We’re now 12 years past Steve Jobs’ funeral for the OS at WWDC in 2002,” Cunningham writes. “While some people still find uses for DOS, I’m pretty sure that even the most ardent classic Mac OS users have given up the ghost by now—finding posts on the topic any later than 2011 or 2012 is rare.”
Cunningham writes, “So if there are any of you still out there, I think you’re all crazy… but I’m going to live with your favorite OS for a bit… [One thing I’ve found is that] installing Mac OS 9 on an old PowerBook in 2014 does not actually show you what it was like to use Mac OS 9 in 1999.”
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MacDailyNews Take: It was pure bliss, especially compared to the upside-down and backwards dreck to which the masochistic ignorati were consigning themselves.