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Mac OS is the first of its kind! Windows takes you to experience the apple system 20 years ago

via:驱动之家     time:2020/8/22 10:46:43     readed:684

Every operating system has its brilliant moment. As a classic Microsoft Windows 95, it has become a powerful tool for software giants to dominate the world, and also confirms the history of Microsoft.

In contrast, Mac OS 8, also the pioneering work of Apple's MAC system, is much more low-key. This is due to the high price of Macintosh and the fact that at that time, Mac OS was only a small part of the operating system. In terms of fame, it was not comparable to that of windows.

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Whether it's Mac OS 8 or Win95, it's too shabby in today's eyes!

Apple's macOS is still not mainstream, but its influence is different. And this year, Apple's macOS system is about to usher in a new era, version number out of

A developer recently turned an entire Mac OS 8 system into a software

Through the form of virtual machine, simulate the Macintosh Quadra 900 computer running Mac OS 8. Through it, we can experience this long lost classic operating system.

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The author compiled the installation program, zero difficulty installation!

Download address: https://github.com/felixrieseberg/macintosh.js

macintosh.js open source on the GitHub, the whole set of software less than 300 MB, like ordinary software double-click installation. Since it's a simulator, you do n' t need to consider whether it can run on your Win7 or Win10 computer, because

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Very retro installation interface

The author prepared the corresponding installation program for users of different platforms, and even distinguished 32 bits and 64 bits. The installation process is simple, without any options, double-click as long as patience wait a few seconds. Especially, the author also designed a very retro installation interface for it (you know, this is the ~ of the 1990s). When the installation is complete, a color will be left on the desktop

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The launch interface also has a sense of age!

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This icon will be generated on the desktop after installation

Different from the current version of Mac OS, there was no dock column in that year's Mac OS. However, the shape of menu and window has begun to take shape, such as global top menu bar, status information in the upper right corner, quasi materialized icon, right-click menu, etc. Due to the limited space, the system only displays the time information by default, and you can switch the date by clicking. In fact, the same is true for Win95 in that year.

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This is the famous MacOS 8

The apple icon in the upper left corner has been around since this generation, but engineers at that time preferred color, and now it is more popular and simple. After clicking the icon, a multi-level menu will pop up, which is similar to the current launchpad, but looks more like the Win95 of that year. Each menu item is distinguished by an icon, and you can even decide whether to use a single level menu or a multi-level menu. However, compared with Win95, apple added too much content in the first level menu, so that the search efficiency is not high!

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Multi level start menu similar to windows

Window design also has the vicissitudes of that era, even the design also affected many versions of macOS later. Unlike all control buttons that now appear in the upper left corner (closed, minimized, full-screen), Apple used a split from left to right

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The window operation is similar to the familiar windows

Minimization is special in the Mac OS 8, you need to click on the top right corner of the screen and then select

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Here it is

Netscape and Internet Explorer are both pre installed in the system. Maybe some people wonder, isn't this ie a Microsoft product? In fact, at that time, Microsoft did not have too many restrictions on its IE browser, and to be honest, the IE performance of that year was also very good, so there was no accident when it appeared on Mac OS. However, due to the long history and virtual machine, these two can only be viewed as memories, and no web page can be opened.

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Both Netscape and IE browser are built in

macintosh.js built in a full set of Adobe family buckets, such as familiar Photoshop、Illustrator、Premiere、Dimensions, can be found here. Even you can still use it

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Who has used this version of PS?

The virtual machine can exchange files with the entity machine, but the steps are a little troublesome, through a personal folder called

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Specially called in a current version of MacOS wallpaper map, this may be the collision of the times!

Macintosh.js Built in some utility tools, such as calculators, notes, of course, there are recently used programs, recently opened documents, and so on. These are actually the most basic functions of every operating system, such as Mac OS and windows!

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Built in calculator module

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Built in memo module

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Recently opened files

In addition to applications, macintosh.js It also provides video browsing, small games and other functions, which is also a sensory experience. Of course, for modern people, I'm afraid these have long lost their freshness, but for those who used computers in those days, they may be opening up a new world!

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Video browsing function of Mac OS 8

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Built in games

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Built in games

Write it at the end

Although macintosh.js is only a simulator, its fidelity is already very high. As a paragraph

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A classic of an era! Do you want to experience it

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