Apple Mac OS 8 was another major overhaul of the OS from the earlier Mac OS 7. It added a new Platinum visual theme, a multi threaded Finder, better virtual memory, and many customization options. 8.5 and later require a PPC CPU. It was followed up by Mac OS 9.
Running MacOS 8 requires a supported Motorola 68K or Power PC based Macintosh (see the compatibility matrix), or one of the following emulators:
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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Officially MacOS 8.0 and 8.1 required a minimum of a 68040 CPU. However it could be made to run on some 68030 based Macs.
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|End of Life:||Unknown|
|Disk Space:||44 MB|
|Required CPU:||68040 or PPC|
|Apple Mac OS 8.0 (3.5 - 1.44mb)||8.0||24.09 MB||English||m68k,ppc||3.5" Floppy|
|Apple Mac OS 8.0 (ISO)||8.0||160.89 MB||English||m68k,ppc||CD-ROM ISO|
|Apple Mac OS 8.0 [British English] (ISO)||8.0||156.88 MB||British English||m68k,ppc||CD-ROM ISO|
|Apple Mac OS 8.0 [French] (ISO)||8.0||170.61 MB||French||m68k,ppc||CD-ROM ISO|
|Apple Mac OS 8.0 [German] (ISO)||8.0||156.73 MB||German||m68k,ppc||CD-ROM ISO|
|Apple Mac OS 8.0 [Japanese] (ISO)||8.0||180.9 MB||Japanese||m68k,ppc||CD-ROM ISO|