Mac OS 9 9.0

Mac OS 9.x, based on Mac OS 8 was the final product based on the classic MacOS architecture. Like previous version, it lacks true protected memory or pre-emptive multitasking. MacOS 9 was abandoned in favor of of the Unix-ish 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.



Release notes

9.0 adds multiple users, software update, improved networking, better USB support, and support for files over 2GB.

Installation instructions

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

Product type
OS
Vendor
Apple
Release date
1999
Minimum CPU
PPC
Minimum RAM
40MB
Minimum free disk space
150MB
User interface
GUI
Platform
MacOS
Download count
306 (162 for release)

Downloads

Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
Apple Mac OS 9.0 (HD Image) 9.0 English 362.12MB 17
Apple Mac OS 9.0 [Japanese] (HD Image) 9.0 Japanese 391.2MB 1
Apple Mac OS 9.0 [Japanese] [iMac DV Restore] (ISO) 9.0 [iMac DV Restore] Japanese 449.93MB 1
Apple Mac OS 9.0.4 (ISO) 9.0.4 English 362.18MB 125
Apple Mac OS 9.0.4 [Powerbook G3 Pismo Software Restore] (ISO) 9.0.4 [Powerbook G3 Pismo Restore] English 439.78MB 2
Apple Mac OS 9.0.4 [Simp.Chinese] [PowerMac G4] (ISO) 9.0.4 [PowerMac G4] Simp.Chinese 161.57MB 16

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