System Software (0-6) System 6.x

In 1984 Apple Computer unveiled their Macintosh. 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.


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Release notes

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
Download count
55 (27 for release)

Downloads

Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
Apple Mac OS 6.0 (3.5-800k) 6.0 English 706.08KB 5
Apple Mac OS 6.0.2 (3.5-800k) 6.0.2 English 728.12KB 0
Apple Mac OS 6.0.2 [French-Canadian] (3.5-800k) 6.0.2 French-Canadian 744.84KB 1
Apple Mac OS 6.0.2 [Greek] (3.5-800k) 6.0.2 Greek 642.88KB 0
Apple Mac OS 6.0.2 [Japanese-Kanji] (3.5-800k) 6.0.2 Japanese-Kanji 2.34MB 0
Apple Mac OS 6.0.2 [Swiss-French] (3.5-800k) 6.0.2 Swiss-French 742.49KB 0
Apple Mac OS 6.0.2 [Swiss-German] (3.5-800k) 6.0.2 Swiss-German 730.07KB 0
Apple Mac OS 6.0.3 (3.5-800k) 6.0.3 English 730.05KB 3
Apple Mac OS 6.0.3 [Arabic] (3.5-800k) 6.0.3 Arabic 874.03KB 0
Apple Mac OS 6.0.3 [Danish] (3.5-800k) 6.0.3 Danish 740.7KB 0
Apple Mac OS 6.0.3 [Dutch] (3.5-800k) 6.0.3 Dutch 736KB 0
Apple Mac OS 6.0.3 [English-UK] (3.5-800k) 6.0.3 English-UK 730.71KB 0
Apple Mac OS 6.0.3 [Finnish] (3.5-800k) 6.0.3 Finnish 735.31KB 0
Apple Mac OS 6.0.3 [French] (3.5-800k) 6.0.3 French 750.82KB 1
Apple Mac OS 6.0.3 [Norwegian] (3.5-800k) 6.0.3 Norwegian 733.43KB 0
Apple Mac OS 6.0.3 [Spanish] (3.5-800k) 6.0.3 Spanish 735.95KB 1
Apple Mac OS 6.0.3 [Swedish] (3.5-800k) (alt) 6.0.3 Swedish 1.52MB 0
Apple Mac OS 6.0.3 [Turkish] (3.5-800k) 6.0.3 Turkish 758.89KB 0
Apple Mac OS 6.0.4 (3.5-800k) 6.0.4 English 807.3KB 0
Apple Mac OS 6.0.4 [Danish] (3.5-800k) 6.0.4 Danish 813.25KB 0
Apple Mac OS 6.0.4 [Dutch] (3.5-800k) 6.0.4 Dutch 819.83KB 0
Apple Mac OS 6.0.4 [English-UK] (3.5-800k) 6.0.4 English-UK 796.84KB 0
Apple Mac OS 6.0.4 [Norwegian] (3.5-800k) 6.0.4 Norwegian 805.76KB 0
Apple Mac OS 6.0.4 [Portuguese] (3.5-800k) 6.0.4 Portuguese 815.81KB 0
Apple Mac OS 6.0.4 [Spanish] (3.5-800k) 6.0.4 Spanish 811.74KB 0
Apple Mac OS 6.0.5 (3.5-800k) 6.0.5 English 886.14KB 0
Apple Mac OS 6.0.5 [Italian] (3.5-800k) 6.0.5 Italian 896.39KB 0
Apple Mac OS 6.0.5 [Spanish] (3.5-800k) 6.0.5 Spanish 913.28KB 0
Apple Mac OS 6.0.6 (3.5-800k) 6.0.6 English 529.81KB 0
Apple Mac OS 6.0.7 (3.5-1.44mb) 6.0.7 English 912.77KB 1
Apple Mac OS 6.0.7 (3.5-800k) 6.0.7 English 900.74KB 0
Apple Mac OS 6.0.7 [Chinese-Simpl] (3.5-800k) 6.0.7 Chinese-Simpl 1.19MB 1
Apple Mac OS 6.0.7 [English-UK] (3.5-800k) 6.0.7 English-UK 918.04KB 1
Apple Mac OS 6.0.7 [Finnish] (3.5-800k) 6.0.7 Finnish 918.21KB 0
Apple Mac OS 6.0.7 [Polish] (3.5-1.44mb) 6.0.7 Polish 1.47MB 0
Apple Mac OS 6.0.7 [Portuguese] (3.5-800k) 6.0.7 Portuguese 925.78KB 0
Apple Mac OS 6.0.7 [Spanish] (3.5-1.44mb) 6.0.7 Spanish 919.95KB 0
Apple Mac OS 6.0.7 [Turkish] (3.5-800k) 6.0.7 Turkish 922.8KB 0
Apple Mac OS 6.0.8 (3.5-1.44mb) 6.0.8 English 990.97KB 4
Apple Mac OS 6.0.8 (3.5-800k) 6.0.8 English 978.73KB 7
Apple Mac OS 6.0.8.1 [International] (3.5-1.44mb) 6.0.8.1 International 1MB 2
Apple Mac OS 6.0.8L (3.5-1.44mb) 6.0.8L English 1.06MB 0
Apple Mac OS 6.1 [Arabic] (3.5-800k) 6.1 Arabic 1.72MB 0
Apple Mac OS 6.1 [Hebrew] (3.5-800k) 6.1 Hebrew 1.61MB 0

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