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Chapter 18. The Classic Environment > Starting Your Computer with Mac OS 9.x

Starting Your Computer with Mac OS 9.x

If you plan to do a lot of work with Classic applications, you may want to start your computer with Mac OS 9.x and work without using Mac OS X at all. You can do this by selecting your Mac OS 9.x System Folder as the startup disk and restarting your computer.

✓ Tips

  • Not all Macintosh models can start from Mac OS 9.x. If you bought your computer in 2003 or later, it probably can’t. You can, however, run Mac OS 9 applications in the Classic environment.

  • You may find that some large and complex Classic applications work a bit better on an older Macintosh model when you start with Mac OS 9.x.

  • If you start your computer from Mac OS 9.x, you cannot use Mac OS X features and applications. You must restart with Mac OS X to use Mac OS X.

  • All the differences discussed on the previous three pages apply when you start your computer from Mac OS 9.x except compatibility issues—all Mac OS 9.x applications will work when you start with Mac OS 9.x, even those that are not compatible with the Classic environment.



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