I'm finally trying to get my self straight with er, um, real copies of Mac OS. Is there any reason that I should have 10.0 in my toolbox? I just picked up a copy of Jaguar for cheap, which I'd imagine is about as low I can go version-wise. When I can get Panther and Tiger reasonably I will. In the meantime, what say y'all to 10.0 ?
All I know is that 10.0 was so 'incomplete' (bad) that Apple gave free upgrades to 10.1.
I have the OS 9.1, 9.21, 10.0, 10.1 pack (which I got cheap from OWC several years ago).
I have Mac OS X 10.0.3 on a CD, with the original documentation and folder, and I did install it on my B&W G3 and played with it for a few hours. It was interesting, but not worth your time. It did feel incomplete, right down to the installer, and I did have a kernel panic after the first reboot. The happy mac with the rhapsody-esque beechball was interesting, a nice break from the boring grey apple and gear. I might just install the haxie to restore it.
But I find that 10.2 is my minimum for getting any work done these days, as can be evidenced by my install on my beige G3. It is quite a bit faster than 10.0, and more apps run on it, like firefox.
Let me know. I have a ton of them from my days behind the genius bar. Some people found ways to unlock them and install 10.1 for free. It should be in your collection if you are collecting the OSen.
ps here is part of my OS collection: http://tinyurl.com/3dadny
Not sure if you mean as low as you'd be able to find or if you meant as low as you'd be willing to spend money and time on , but...
I just recently found this site
I've been looking for a copy of 10.0 for a long time for masochistic reasons, I guess. I've got systems set up and disk imaged for quick swap in (for as yet undetermined reasons, other than collecting) for systems 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, and 10.4 I've also got 7.5.3, 6.0.8, and 9.2.2, the 6.0.8 running on a Mac SE. Check out the prices on that site, it's crazy.
'Hardcore' alright, more like hard to swallow; Appleworks for Windows $149!!??!!
I actually have that one (got it free somewhere), have yet to try it, might be good. I really liked Appleworks 6 on my PowerBook 3400.
Judging by the comments (thanks y'all), I'd say that for my purposes, 10.0 isn't going to be necessary. I'm approaching this from a purely repair point of view. I just want to get OS's together to keep my machines going. I collect enough other things without adding MacOS to the list! That said, Dustin, I had (perhaps still have) a source for 10.0 really cheap.
Looks like Jaguar on is going to be my focus. I just got Jaguar off of Craigslist, so I can get my PM9600 going finally!
thanks for the input everyone,
I say it doesn't hurt to have old versions of software around unless I've got no room to keep all the disks then I would pass it along to someone else who may want the disks.
My friend just up and gave me a disc with 10.0.3, which he got on eBay for $5.00. I installed on my G3 500mhz project iBook and you can't do jack-squat with it. Internet Explorer 5.1 rots, you can't get flash for it, you can't use FireFox with OS X 10.0. You can't do anything with it!!! You can listen to CD's with the ancient version of Quick Time but that's about it. No iTunes, no nothing. I'm using my iBook as a coaster until I get my 10.3 I bought off eBay.
If you collect old Macs/Apples then collecting the sw is also fairly important. Granted as others have said 10.0 is well er, it's shall we say not as good as later releases.
But a CD sure beats the room an ANS takes up.....
One reason I want to have the old OSes is to compare the programming APIs, to try to see what has been added/deprecated from old versions.
No doubt. I can *ahem* vouch for that
ANS = Apple Network Server
I would so loooooove to be able to vouch for that. Alas, never seen an ANS at the uni surplus joint, and I doubt that I ever do.
Hey if anyone wants my copy let me know. $5 and it's all yours the CD is in mint condition wit no scratches. I take PayPal =^)
Can you divulge the 'unlocking' info here (or in a PM)?
I really could use it: I am having trouble installing 10.3 on my Pismo, I didn't realize it was an upgrade when I bought it so I have to install 10.0, upgrade to 10.1 THEN upgrade to 10.3. The problem is 10.0 doesn't see my hard disk, all the others do.