Mac OS 9.x, based on Mac OS 8 was the final product based on the classic MacOS architecture. MacOS 9 was abandoned in favor of of the NextStep/Openstep based Mac OS X.

Running MacOS 9 requires a supported Power PC based Macintosh (see the compatibility matrix), or the following emulator:

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

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Hard disk Images may be mounted in an emulator. Some CD burning software will write/convert them as CD ISO.


Stats/Requirements

Category: Operating System
Platform: MacOS
Release: 1999
End of Life: Unknown
RAM: 40 MB
Disk Space: 150 MB
Required CPU: PPC
Type: Graphical

Downloads

Name Version Size Language Architecture Contents
Apple Mac OS 9.0 (HD Image)  9.0 362.12 MB English ppc File Archive
Apple Mac OS 9.0 [Japanese] (HD Image)  9.0 391.2 MB Japanese ppc File Archive
Apple Mac OS 9.0 [Japanese] [iMac DV Restore] (ISO)  9.0 [iMac DV Restore] 449.93 MB Japanese ppc CD-ROM ISO
Apple Mac OS 9.0.4 (ISO)  9.0.4 362.18 MB English ppc CD-ROM ISO
Apple Mac OS 9.0.4 [Powerbook G3 Pismo Software Restore] (ISO)  9.0.4 [Powerbook G3 Pismo Restore] 439.78 MB English m68k,ppc CD-ROM ISO
Apple Mac OS 9.0.4 [Simp.Chinese] [PowerMac G4] (ISO)  9.0.4 [PowerMac G4] 161.57 MB Simp.Chinese ppc CD-ROM ISO