Mac OS System 7.6

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Mac OS System 7,  is a graphical user interface-based operating system for Macintosh computers and is part of the classic Mac OS series of operating systems. It was introduced on May 13, 1991, and succeeded System 6, and was the main Macintosh operating system until it was succeeded by Mac OS 8 in 1997. It included virtual memory, personal file sharing, QuickTime, QuickDraw 3D, and an improved user interface.

Codenamed "Big Bang", and also known as Mac OS 7,

Apple officially renamed the operating system "Mac OS", a name which had first appeared on System 7.5.1's boot screen on the release of version 7.6 in 1997. It was developed for Macs that used the Motorola 680x0 line of processors, but was ported to the PowerPC after Apple adopted the new processor in 1994 with the introduction of the Power Macintosh.

Mac OS 7.6 (codenamed "Harmony") was the last major update, released in 1997. With 7.6, the operating system was officially called "Mac OS" instead of "System". New features include a revamped Extensions Manager, more native PowerPC code for Power Macs, more bundled Internet tools and utilities, and a more stable Finder with increased memory allocation. In this version, the PowerTalk feature added in 7.5 was removed due to poor application support, and support for a large number of older Macintosh models was dropped.

The minor update to Mac OS 7.6.1 finally ported the 68k exception handling routines to PowerPC, turning type 11 errors into less harmful errors (type 1, 2 or 3, usually) as crashing applications would more often terminate safely instead of crashing the operating system.

Platform: Apple Macintosh 68030, 68040 or PowerPC 8-16 Mb of RAM CD-ROM 70Mb Hard Disk available.

System Software (SS:) Mac OS System 7.6

Version: 7.6



Platform : Apple Macintosh
Format : CD-ROM
Publisher : Apple
Authors :
Date : 1996
Product Code :

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