Mac OS X Server 1.0

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

Mac OS X Server 1.0 was a preview of what was in store for Mac OS X. It was based on the earlier Rhapsody releases and contained a mix of technologies. The UI style was that of the Mac OS 8 Platinum style, file management took place through the NeXTStep Workspace Manager, and classic Mac OS applications could be ran in the Mac OS 8 "blue box" environment. The display server is still the Display PostScript from NeXTStep, and not the PDF based Quartz that would be introduced with the Aqua UI.

Installation instructions

Installation notes: This version of Mac OS X is for PowerPC. x86 emulators like VirtualBox, VMWare or Virtual PC will not work. These releases will only run on specific models of PPC Apple Macintosh computers. QEMU (PPC) is known to run Mac OS X Server 1.0.

Product type
Release date
Minimum CPU
PowerPC G3
Minimum RAM
Minimum free disk space
User interface
Download count
190 (4 for release)


Download name Version Language Architecture File size Downloads
Mac OS X Server Server 1.1 English 1.16GB 1
Mac OS X Server Server 1.2.Pele1Q10 English 570.48MB 3
Mac OS X Server Server 1.0 English 813.79MB 0


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