Some resources for older Macs and Mac OS versions can be hard to find. Here are some useful software links for the Mac OS.
Early Mac System Software
Links for downloading System 6.0.x, 7.0.x, and 7.5.3 from Apple, plus links to sites with older versions of the Mac OS.
Classic Mac OS Advice
- What’s the Best System Version?, Dan Knight, Mac Daniel, 1998.12.28
- Why System 7.5.5?, Scott L. Barber, Online Tech Journal, 1998.09.22
- Born Again Allows Installing OS 8 on Most 68030 Macs, Dan Knight, Online Tech Journal, 2000.08.23. Yes, you can run Mac OS 8.1 on some 68030-based Macs.
- Mac OS 8.5 issues on Umax SuperMac computers
Our Favorite Mac Software
- Classilla, a Mozilla-based browser for Mac OS 8.6-9.2.2.
- Information on and links to some of our favorite programs.
Select Mac Software Downloads
Links to select freeware and shareware programs we’ve been authorized to post for download.
Applications Compatible with 68000-based Macs
Information on programs that run on the Mac 128, 512, Plus, SE, Classic, Portable, and PowerBook 100. May require a specific version of the System and more memory than the computer originally shipped with.
Other Software Links
Deals on Mac OS
- Classic Mac OS Deals. Best online prices for System 6, 7.1, 7.5.x, Mac OS 7.6, 8.0, 8.1, 8.5, 9.0, 9.2.2, and other versions.
- Mac OS X 10.0 to 10.3 deals. Best online prices for Mac OS X 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, and 10.3.
- Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger deals
- Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard deals
- Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard deals
- Newer versions of OS X are only available through the Mac App Store
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