Mac OS 8 8.7 Beta

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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Release notes

This is a Mac OS pre-release that includes some of the features found in MacOS 9.

Apple never released a final "8.7", instead the version number was bumped to 9.0.

To run this, we recommend the SheepShaver emulator.

Product type
OS
Vendor
Apple
Release date
1999
Minimum CPU
PPC
User interface
GUI
Platform
MacOS
Download count
102 (2 for release)

Downloads

Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
Apple Mac OS 8.7 (''Sarah'' 8.7.A6C2 A) (HD Image Mac BIN) 8.7 (''Sarah'' 8.7.A6C2 A) Prerelease English 153MB 2

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