For those of us who are already of an age, (luckily or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it) we hallucinate every time we find a virtual machine that emulates a computer from ten, twenty, or thirty years ago. In this case, it's 25, to be exact.
As macOS 8 It was first released on a Mac in 1997, and now you can run it virtually from your browser, and thus remember old times, if you're in your fifties, or if you're a kid, see how Apple computers worked at that time.
The first computer I had was a Sinclair ZX81. It was connected to the television through an analog output and had a black and white resolution of 256 x 192 pixels, and 1K of RAM. External storage was done by connecting a conventional audio cassette recorder to it. The current one, where I am writing from right now, is a 24-inch iMac with an M1 processor. Almost nothing the difference.
So in those forty years that separate the ZX81 from the iMac I have had computers of all kinds, and among them, a Macintosh Quadra who died with macOS 8 in his veins. So when I came across a new emulator for that version of macOS this week, I had no choice but to try it.
Thanks to the folks at Infinite Mac, you can now try a Macintosh of the year 2000 , from any type of computer. Without installations, nor drivers of any kind, since it is a virtual machine that runs on a web server. So simply by accessing the emulator's website, you can run macOS 8 from your browser.
Experience what a 2000 Macintosh looked like
You just have to enter macos8.app and you will be able to run a Mac computer from the year 2000 in a virtual way. It is not XNUMX% operational, but you will be able to run the programs and games that you will see installed, and even upload and download your own files. Instead, one of the things you won't be able to do is access the internet from your Netscape browser. A shame.
Anyway, you can have a good time fiddling with macOS 8. Whether it's because you got to work with it (granddaddy), or just to poke around a Mac from the year 2000. Sniff, sniff…
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