Mac OS X Rhapsody

MacOS X was Apple's replacement for their classic MacOS. MacOS X is based on NeXTSTEP, a Unix-based OS. The first consumer release also featured a new user interface appearance called "Aqua".

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Release notes

An early Mac OS X preview release. DR2 was the last NEXTSTEP/Mac OS X to run on Intel until the Intel transition in 2006.

Installation instructions

Emulation notes: The x86 version of Apple Rhapsody is known to work in VMWare, and VirtualPC. It does not work well in VirtualBox. On real hardware, these versions have very limited hard drive controller, video, and sound support.

The PPC version is only known to work on specific models of PowerPC Macintosh computers. QEMU (PPC) is known to run Apple Rhapsody for PPC.

Product type
Release date
Minimum CPU
486 or PowerPC
User interface
Download count
292 (38 for release)


Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
Apple ''Rhapsody'' (Grail1Z1 Developer Release 1) 'Rhapsody'' (Grail1Z1 DR 1) Prerelease English 169.26MB 5
Apple ''Rhapsody'' (Grail1Z4 x86 Developer Release 1) ''Rhapsody'' (Grail1Z4 x86 DR 1) Prerelease English 222.42MB 5
Apple ''Rhapsody'' (Titan1T7 Developer Release 2) ''Rhapsody'' (Titan1T7 DR 2) Prerelease English 209.08MB 2
Apple ''Rhapsody'' (Titan1U x86 Developer Release 2) ''Rhapsody'' (Titan1U x86 DR 2) Prerelease English 207.33MB 26


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