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Mac OS Anthology '99-2001

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Mac_OS_Anthology_99_Disk_1.iso (4.06 GB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS X
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Mac_OS_Anthology_99_Disk_2.iso (4.29 GB)
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Mac_OS_Anthology_99_Disk_3.iso (4.16 GB)
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Mac_OS_Anthology_99_Disk_4.iso (4.30 GB)
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Mac_OS_Anthology_99_Disk_5.iso (3.97 GB)
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Mac_OS_Anthology_99_Disk_6.cdr (3.06 GB)
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Mac_OS_Anthology_99_Disk_7.cdr (3.79 GB)
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Mac_OS_Anthology_99_Disk_8.cdr (2.05 GB)
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Mac_OS_Anthology_00_Disk_01.iso (3.97 GB)
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Mac_OS_Anthology_00_Disk_02.iso (4.11 GB)
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Mac_OS_Anthology_00_Disk_03.iso (4.03 GB)
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Mac_OS_Anthology_00_Disk_04.iso (4.27 GB)
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Mac_OS_Anthology_00_Disk_05.iso (3.88 GB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS X
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Mac_OS_Anthology_00_Disk_06.iso (2.51 GB)
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Mac_OS_Anthology_01_Disk_07.iso (3.48 GB)
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Mac_OS_Anthology_01_Disk_08.iso (3.01 GB)
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Mac_OS_Anthology_01_Disk_09.iso (282.02 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS X
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Mac_OS_Anthology_01_Disk_10.iso (676.53 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS X
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This app works with: SheepShaver,

The Mac OS Anthology, intended for third-party developers to test their software against different versions of the Macintosh operating system, was first announced by Steve Jobs at the WWDC in May 1999. Due to its archival nature the various Mac OS versions are stored on non-bootable DVD-ROM media.

The first release came with all Mac OS operating systems from Mac OS 7.0 to 8.5 in a box-set with 4 DVD-ROMs which included up to 25 localized versions of each operating system release. It was sold at a price of $199 or $149 to Apple Developer Connection (ADC) members who ordered before May 14. The price was dropped to $99 in 2000.

The second release introduced Mac OS 8.6 on two additional DVD-ROMs and was available at the end of 1999.

The third release, available in February 2000, added Mac OS 9 in 15 languages on two additional DVD-ROMs. A second box-set labeled Mac OS Anthology 2000 edition added the now 4 additional discs to the original box-set from the first release.

The fourth and final release from 2001 grew to a total of 10 DVD-ROM discs, adding Mac OS 9.0.4 and 9.1 as well as the first release of Mac OS X on two additional DVD-ROMs.

Note: The Manual link above, downloads and extracts to a DiskTracker 2.x searchable database of every disk included on this page.

Mac OS Anthology is a collection of Mac OS or System Software releases in up to 32 languages, spanning from System 7.0 to Mac OS 8.5.1. This collection has been gathered for Apple Developer Connection members to conveniently provide Mac OS releases in multiple languages, with the goal of assisting you in extending your product's reach into international markets and environments.

Excerpt: About Mac OS Anthology ( Mac OS Anthology '99 Disk 1 )

As additional releases of the Mac OS are made available in this calendar year, they will be collated on additional DVD-ROM media and mailed to you as part of your Mac OS Anthology subscription. All subscriptions to the Mac OS Anthology, 2000 Edition, will expire with the release of Mac OS X, regardless of purchase date or expiration date of ADC membership.

Excerpt: About Mac OS Anthology ( Mac OS Anthology '01 Disk 7 )

External Mirrors

Mac OS Anthology 1999 ( Internet Archive )
Mac OS Anthology 2000 to 2001 ( Internet Archive )
Mac OS Anthology '99 (8 Discs + Checksums) ( Mega NZ ) (.7z) (23.8 GB)


Architecture: 68k PPC PPC (Carbonized)


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by MikeTomTom - 2018, November 2 - 10:52pm

Is there a difference

Yes. The 1999 disks start at versions 7.0 and end at 9.0 - The 2000 to 2001 disks start at versions 8.5 and end with the US English release of OS X 10.0

Tho' it's a whole bunch easier to see what's up there; If you make use of the DiskTracker database (Manual link above). As it gives you at a glance, a view to the contents of the entire collection (including aliases to content spanning disks), without needing to DL the lot. If wanting a specific language release or particular OS version.

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by adespoton - 2018, November 2 - 8:02pm

Is there a difference between the first 8 images in the 2000 set and the 8 images in the 99 set?

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by 24bit - 2018, May 27 - 10:58am

You sure saw UA-8.1. Do you need the .IMG with the installer?
There also is a place for MacOS RS:
RS-9.1 all only run in Qemu or with real PowerMacs, as you will know.

From my point of view Qemu on Pee Cee is the way to go, as Apple seems to be locking out the average user from the OS more and more with every new release.
Qemu´s performance is comparable to a iMac Bondi blue meanwhile.
The setup string is not very Mac-like, lets hope someone donates a setup GUI some day. Wink
See here for some Qemu proceedings:

by maniac - 2018, May 27 - 5:40am

Heh, no, no need in uploading Finnihs, I was looking for Ukrainian.

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by 24bit - 2018, May 23 - 10:09pm

I´ll have the DVDs in storage, no problem to take a look.
Should I upload MacOS 8 Finnish?

The .img is on DVD 2. Looks Finnish indeed to me. Wink


by maniac - 2018, May 23 - 4:48pm

Well, for some reason there is a Finnish 8.0 CD instead of ukrainian.

Now I doubt whether it existed at all.

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by 24bit - 2016, November 30 - 2:28pm

Just to update, both Antologies are available for a long time meanwhile on Max1zzz´s server.
The 99-8 DVD has been re-uploaded in rar parts, hence the folder for DVD8.

Its true that some installers on certain DVDs of 8.5 or 8.6 are not usable, maybe they were garbled on the original DVDs already. This is not a problem as many installers on the 99 flavor are on the 01 edition additionally. With both collections, everything from 7 to 9 is usable without issues.

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by uyjulian - 2015, July 10 - 5:41am

Yes, it's on max1zzz's server (the 2001 edition), but it's incomplete/corrupt (the guy that was uploading the file didn't finish uploading)

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by meleemario - 2015, July 10 - 3:55am

Hello everyone! I finally finished uploading the Mac OS Anthology '99 Edition to MEGA. I realize that MEGA isn't everyone's favorite cyberlocker, but it works really well if you use Firefox (or its variant Waterfox on Windows) with the MEGA Addon for Firefox. MEGA also has an App for Chrome, but I have no idea how well that one works, your mileage may vary on that one.

I found the Mac OS Anthology '99 Edition floating around here. When I saw the torrent had gone dead, I thought I would remedy the situation! Smile

As I wrote in the description under my external link, Checksums (& Checksum files) are included in the archives themselves, and separate for verifying the archives since this is such a large upload. I've also posted checksums here for reference as well.

Now I noted that these won't work in Sheepshaver and Basilisk due to the former's limited implementation of HFS+ (and research indicating DVD sized images just won't work with it) and the latter's lack of support for HFS+. As a result, these will only work on a real Mac only.

Here's hoping that someday soon, the Mac OS Anthology 2001 Edition (the final edition which has 10 discs) eventually surfaces, so we can have the definitive edition of it archived!

Enjoy! Laughing out loud

by squiffy (not verified) - 2014, January 14 - 11:44pm

Anyone know of another source for these discs? The torrent is about as dead as you can get.

by Paralel - 2013, October 4 - 3:07am

US Release of Mac OS 7.5 is missing. Was that really not included in the original anthology, or was it somehow deleted?

by rara - 2013, March 31 - 10:13pm

I suggest compressing the disk images. I've compressed each image separately using xz, yielding a grand total of about 23 GB GB, versus 30 GB for the uncompressed images. I could create a torrent with compressed images if you guys think it's a good idea, although seeding the first batch will take me ages. Also, why isn't this on a tracker where it will gain more exposure, such as TPB? Is it 'secret' for a reason?

by test321321 - 2013, March 26 - 7:44am

Tracker is dead. But I've downloaded this disks just fine, but it took a week.

Anyone knows where can I download the last two disks of the Anthology 9 and 10?

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by romulus - 2013, March 26 - 1:59am

Downloaded the .zip of the torrent file.
Then I tried to download the tracker and manually add but the tracker link is dead.

Anybody have the tracker?
Let's keep this ball alive.

by HV - 2013, March 18 - 6:28pm

Infradata, I set my uTorrent to a limit of 2.5GB/7days. I do not have unlimited bandwidth and that's about the amount I'm comfortable to give for free.

You should eventually get a full feed. Even if takes another month if nobody else but me source it.

by infradata - 2013, March 17 - 7:18pm

Hi there, If you have the mac anthology i am a seeder but i only have 90.3% of total file to seed. Can you supply me a like to get 100% of torrent, then i can continue to seed 100% of time, (i have unlimited bandwidth). I would hate this image to "disappear" i am also attempting to get HD20 startup disk, and "system software" install images for 400k, 800k and 1.4mb disks (if they existed) for systems pre-1.0 to atleast OS 8.0 (last one i know could be special ordered on 1.4mb floppies)
email me at @ gmail or PM me here thanks a ton, and never let a OS fade away

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by 24bit - 2013, March 11 - 8:58pm

One might also presume, the guy who uploaded to MF back then, still has it on his server.
Cant harm looking there. Smile

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by romulus - 2013, March 11 - 8:56pm

Hi AtomicMan,
Can you or anybody else seed this again? Trying to download. Once I download it I can seed it for a while too, pay it forward.
Thanks again for this cool archive.

by HV - 2012, December 13 - 8:48am

AtomicMan, the Download link at the top is the correct torrent file. If you have the original files, you can restart reseeding without re-downloading. I would work with copies though.

nil0bject, me, I can barely allocate 10GB/month to resharing this. Stupid metered internet. (Ok, I'm also cheap and took the basic package.) I'll try to reopen my Torrent client from time to time.

Early last month, there was re-interest in this torrent and about a dozen people were able to get 100% complete status on it (including me). So the files are out there. Do not lose hope. I would recommend to set priorities on each files so that you can have something partially usable faster.

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by nil0bject - 2012, December 13 - 2:40am

Do you have the time/bandwidth to upload the images separately to bayfiles? They have a 5GB limit. Make sure to make an account with them first, so you can keep track of the files.
Otherwise, I am grabbing the torrent now slowly. I can upload disks 1 and 8 if you want/need.

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by AtomicMan - 2012, December 12 - 9:57pm

If anyone is unable to find the seed, please PM me directly. I do not have the version that was seeded, but I do have a pristine archived version of this tucked away. 28.98gb

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by mathieudel - 2012, November 16 - 1:02pm

According to this site :, the original Mac OS anthology (1999 edition) only contained 6 CDs, going up to 8.6.
There was a 2000 edition adding 2 more CDs, going up to 9.0 (it seems to be the edition available from MG).
Then there was an ultimate 2001 edition adding 2 more CDs again, going up to 9.1 as well as the first OS X version.
Did anyone ever managed to find this edition ?

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by mathieudel - 2012, November 16 - 12:54pm

Will seed tonight if I can find my copy again

by RedStripes - 2012, November 14 - 12:11pm

Seed please

by tahitibub - 2012, September 30 - 9:03pm

Please seed !

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by reallyrandy - 2012, June 11 - 4:41pm

None of the links are working for me, short of paying for 4Shared.

by rob_1 - 2012, January 23 - 9:36am

thanks so much, the collection is once again complete, I really need to burn the set before anything else happens lol

by max1zzz - 2012, January 21 - 11:09pm

i will try to reupload it soon, im not sure if the link on the page is to sheeps mediafire or mine tho

EDIT: Re uploaded

by rob_1 - 2012, January 1 - 10:23am

as of now 1-13 is gone, I had to start from scratch after the hd I had downloaded the complete set to died. so I'm back to re downloading the set

by max1zzz - 2011, December 29 - 11:39pm

all the ones on my server (excluding disc 8 ) are the hole filer prior to splitting, i think i re uploaded 1-13 anyhow

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by 24bit - 2011, September 17 - 9:15pm

Yep, 1-13 is gone. Maybe Max can kindly re-upload if he should find the time.
Probably the missing one is available on his wired server?
For the other disks, I would recommend to grab it while you can.

by dajhorn - 2011, September 17 - 8:27pm

It looks like the "Mac OS Anthology '99 Disk 1.part13.rar" file is missing from the "Disc 1" folder.