System Software (0-6) System 6.x

In 1984 Apple Computers unveiled their Macintosh computer. It included a new user interface that revolutionized the way people though about computer interaction. Originally referred to as simply "Macintosh System", the underlying OS was a single-tasking disk system for the Motorola 68K CPU. Significant changes were made in MacOS 7.x.

Emulation note: For MacOS 0.x-6.x we recommend the vMac Mini emulator.

It is possible to write Macintosh 400k/800k images to a real disk using a Kryoflux.

Note: Wikipedia's/Apple's Developer CD Classic Mac OS "System Software" numbering scheme is GARBAGE and should NOT be used.

System 6.0 finally brings the version numbers mostly in sync. Adds improvements to the MultiFinder and LaserWriter drivers, and support for the 800k/1.44mb SuperDrive.

System 6.0.3 is considered the first stable version of System 6.

System 6.0.6 was not officially released due to a bug. However, some Macintosh Classics mistakenly shipped with a copy. It contains a bug that makes the Mac crash when connected to an AppleTalk network. This version should not be used.

System 6.0.8L was a limited maintenance release to support the Asia Pacific market. It was needed in some countries where System 7 localization had been delayed. It enabled System 6 to run on the Macintosh Classic, Classic II, PowerBook 100, Macintosh LC and Macintosh LC II with high-bit language support and up to date printer support. It had no user interface changes. It will not run on other Macintosh models.

Note: 1.44mb floppy disk images may be written from a PC with WinImage, even with a USB floppy drive.

Product type
OS
Vendor
Apple
Release date
1988
Minimum CPU
m68k
User interface
GUI
Platform
MacOS

Downloads

Download Name Version Language CPU File type File size
Apple Mac OS 6.0 (3.5-800k) 6.0 English m68k 3½ Floppy 706.08KB
Apple Mac OS 6.0.2 (3.5-800k) 6.0.2 English m68k 3½ Floppy 728.12KB
Apple Mac OS 6.0.2 [French-Canadian] (3.5-800k) 6.0.2 French-Canadian m68k 3½ Floppy 744.84KB
Apple Mac OS 6.0.2 [Greek] (3.5-800k) 6.0.2 Greek m68k 3½ Floppy 642.88KB
Apple Mac OS 6.0.2 [Japanese-Kanji] (3.5-800k) 6.0.2 Japanese-Kanji m68k 3½ Floppy 2.34MB
Apple Mac OS 6.0.2 [Swiss-French] (3.5-800k) 6.0.2 Swiss-French m68k 3½ Floppy 742.49KB
Apple Mac OS 6.0.2 [Swiss-German] (3.5-800k) 6.0.2 Swiss-German m68k 3½ Floppy 730.07KB
Apple Mac OS 6.0.3 (3.5-800k) 6.0.3 English m68k 3½ Floppy 730.05KB
Apple Mac OS 6.0.3 [Arabic] (3.5-800k) 6.0.3 Arabic m68k 3½ Floppy 874.03KB
Apple Mac OS 6.0.3 [Danish] (3.5-800k) 6.0.3 Danish m68k 3½ Floppy 740.7KB
Apple Mac OS 6.0.3 [Dutch] (3.5-800k) 6.0.3 Dutch m68k 3½ Floppy 736KB
Apple Mac OS 6.0.3 [English-UK] (3.5-800k) 6.0.3 English-UK m68k 3½ Floppy 730.71KB
Apple Mac OS 6.0.3 [French] (3.5-800k) 6.0.3 French m68k 3½ Floppy 750.82KB
Apple Mac OS 6.0.3 [Spanish] (3.5-800k) 6.0.3 Spanish m68k 3½ Floppy 735.95KB
Apple Mac OS 6.0.4 (3.5-800k) 6.0.4 English m68k 3½ Floppy 807.3KB
Apple Mac OS 6.0.4 [Portuguese] (3.5-800k) 6.0.4 Portuguese m68k 3½ Floppy 815.81KB
Apple Mac OS 6.0.4 [Spanish] (3.5-800k) 6.0.4 Spanish m68k 3½ Floppy 811.74KB
Apple Mac OS 6.0.5 (3.5-800k) 6.0.5 English m68k 3½ Floppy 886.14KB
Apple Mac OS 6.0.5 [Italian] (3.5-800k) 6.0.5 Italian m68k 3½ Floppy 896.39KB
Apple Mac OS 6.0.5 [Spanish] (3.5-800k) 6.0.5 Spanish m68k 3½ Floppy 913.28KB
Apple Mac OS 6.0.6 (3.5-800k) 6.0.6 English m68k 3½ Floppy 529.81KB
Apple Mac OS 6.0.7 (3.5-1.44mb) 6.0.7 English m68k 3½ Floppy 912.77KB
Apple Mac OS 6.0.7 (3.5-800k) 6.0.7 English m68k 3½ Floppy 900.74KB
Apple Mac OS 6.0.7 [Chinese-Simpl] (3.5-800k) 6.0.7 Chinese-Simpl m68k 3½ Floppy 1.19MB
Apple Mac OS 6.0.7 [English-UK] (3.5-800k) 6.0.7 English-UK m68k 3½ Floppy 918.04KB
Apple Mac OS 6.0.7 [Polish] (3.5-1.44mb) 6.0.7 Polish m68k 3½ Floppy 1.47MB
Apple Mac OS 6.0.7 [Spanish] (3.5-1.44mb) 6.0.7 Spanish m68k 3½ Floppy 919.95KB
Apple Mac OS 6.0.8 (3.5-1.44mb) 6.0.8 English m68k 3½ Floppy 990.97KB
Apple Mac OS 6.0.8 (3.5-800k) 6.0.8 English m68k 3½ Floppy 978.73KB
Apple Mac OS 6.0.8.1 [International] (3.5-1.44mb) 6.0.8.1 International m68k 3½ Floppy 1MB
Apple Mac OS 6.0.8L (3.5-1.44mb) 6.0.8L English m68k 3½ Floppy 1.06MB
Apple Mac OS 6.1 [Arabic] (3.5-800k) 6.1 Arabic m68k 3½ Floppy 1.72MB
Apple Mac OS 6.1 [Hebrew] (3.5-800k) 6.1 Hebrew m68k 3½ Floppy 1.61MB

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