Let me introduce you to . . . Mac OS 8

Let me introduce you to . . . Mac OS 8

ON the eighth day of the eighth month of 1997 (at 8am no doubt), Apple released the "most important update to the Macintosh operating since 1984".

Fantastic features

The new Mac OS installer that was introduced with system 7.6 has been refined further, making installation and set-up a breezeThe system is written in native PowerPC code which offers greatly improved speed and stabilityUsers of any Microsoft Office products will enjoy Mac OS 8 the most, as both Word and Excel are exponentially fasterSimple finder option allows all the advanced features of the finder to be disabled - so inexperienced users don't go messing with sharing setups etcNow there's three ways to view the contents of folders - via icons, buttons.

Spring loaded folders allow users to drag a file on top of a folder allowing the folder to open automatically Multi-tasking finder Contextual menus - basically the function of the right mouse button in PC's but achieved by pressing the control keyBundled Java support with "Apple Runtime for Java" allowing applets to be run without having to launch a browserPersonal Web sharing - you can set up a Web page on your computer and anyone on your LAN can view it.

Sadly OS 8 only works on 68040 or Power PC processors, so if you're still running on that old 030 do yourself (and Apple) a favour and upgrade - it's worth it.

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