Mac OS 7 was a major change from the earlier System Software, introducing integrated multitasking, a revamped desktop, networking, and transitioning the name from "Macintosh System Software" To "MacOS'. It was followed by by MacOS 8.x.

Running Mac OS 7.x requires a Motorola 68000 based Macintosh, a supported model of Power PC based Macintosh (7.1 or later) or one of the following emulators:

Mini vMac - Runs MacOS 1.1-7.5.5, emulates a black and white Motorola 68K based Mac Plus

Basilisk II - Runs MacOS 7.x-8.1, emulates later color Motorola 68k based Macs.

SheepShaver - Runs MacOS 7.5.2-9.0.4, emulates a Power PC based Macintosh.

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This release adds better colour support, a help system, cleaned up System Folder, support for the new 68040 Quadras, and rewriting many components from Pascal and Assembler to C. It is, however, a heavier release, dropping support for the 128k and 512k, and some compacts struggling. System 6 may be a more fitting choice for a system.


Stats/Requirements

Category: Operating System
Platform: MacOS
Release: 1991
End of Life: Unknown
RAM: Unknown
Disk Space: Unknown
Required CPU: 68000
Type: Graphical

Downloads

Name Version Size Language Architecture Contents
Apple Mac OS 7.0 (''SuperBeta'' 7.0.B4) (ISO)  BETA 7.0 (''SuperBeta'' 7.0.B4) 3.3 MB English m68k CD-ROM ISO
Apple Mac OS 7.0 (Golden Master) (ISO)  7.0 93.28 MB English m68k CD-ROM ISO
Apple Mac OS 7.0.1 (3.5-1.44mb)  7.0.1 2.4 MB English m68k 3.5" Floppy
Apple MacOS 7.0 (3.5-1.44mb)  7.0 2.38 MB English m68k 3.5" Floppy
Apple MacOS 7.0 (3.5-800k)  7.0 3.22 MB English m68k 3.5" Floppy
Apple MacOS 7.0 (SMI) (3.5-800k)  7.0 3.39 MB English m68k File Archive