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Mac OS X Server Rhapsody (Developer Release)

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Mac OS X Server 1.0, released on March 16, 1999, is the first operating system released into the retail market by Apple Computer based on their acquisition of NeXT. It followed the Rhapsody series of developer releases of what was to be known as Mac OS X. Although OS X Server 1.0 had a variation of the Platinum "look and feel" from Mac OS 8, it is based on the OPENSTEP (and thus, NeXTSTEP) operating system instead of the classic Mac OS, giving users a preview of the future operating system Mac OS X. It was replaced by a version based on Mac OS X v10.0 in 2001.(Source: Wikipedia)

See also: Mac OS X Server 10.0, Mac OS X Server 10.1, Mac OS X Server 10.2, Mac OS X Server 10.3, Mac OS X Server 10.4

Architecture: PPC

Officially it runs on some PowerPC Macs (list of supported computers is here:


by semvalidade2006 - 2017, April 5 - 12:46am

Versions 1.0 and 1.2 added

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by MikeTomTom - 2017, April 3 - 9:17pm

@semvalidade2006: Thanks for adding the iso's to the MG's server.

by semvalidade2006 - 2017, April 1 - 12:03pm

All old versions are available at

by os9er - 2016, November 29 - 4:41pm

I think I might try this on my Mac Server G4/933 Quicksilver... Does anyone know if it'll run on that hardware?

My specs:

Processor: 933 MHz PowerPC G4
RAM: 384 MB PC133 SDRAM (1x 256 MB, 1x 128 MB)
HD: Seagate 80 GB internal IDE HDD, Apple-supplied
CD: Apple-supplied HL-DT-ST internal CD-RW (tray-loading)
Graphics: NVidia GeForce2 MX (didn't think to check the amount of VRAM, sorry)
Current OS: Dual-boot, Mac OS X 10.2.8 and Mac OS 9.2.2

EDIT: Nevermind, I just looked at the system requirements, the Quicksilver series isn't supported Sad

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by MikeatOS9 - 2016, June 29 - 6:24pm

Mac OS X Server Release 1.2 v3 CD print image here:

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by themacmeister - 2012, June 20 - 11:04am

"Frozen Sperm" -- LOL!

by turtlecroc - 2011, October 11 - 2:18am

This doesn't do anything. It's a useless OS. It doesn't run OS9 software and it doesn't run OSX software. The only interesting thing about it is this: it's a Mac OS newer than OS9.2 which still has the classic "platinum" look, i.e. doesn't yet have the "frozen sperm" look of OSX.

Hey, that's worth something.

by allanrob_22 - 2011, September 4 - 9:20pm

Very nice, interface is a little aged by todays standards. Got it online and running a web/file server. Best to use manual setup, entering wrong or incorrect network settings can cause it to stall on startup.

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by Protocol 7 - 2011, May 10 - 6:31pm

There's loads of those sites that just report "links" to whatever you google.

by xy - 2011, May 10 - 1:08pm

allegedly is a download location for mysterious Mac OS 9.5 - it's probably fraud.

by xy - 2011, April 30 - 1:31pm

Mac OS X Server 1.2v3 boots with Mac OS 9.0.4.

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by Protocol 7 - 2011, April 20 - 3:11pm

Considering that the Blue Box in Rhapsody DR2 was 8.1, 9.5 is stretching it just a little Wink

by unixphreak - 2011, April 20 - 2:47pm

That guy is full of crap, he would not reply to the poster that ask him to verify his information. He just ignored it for three more posts. Anybody that says they are too "Honest" is most always full of it!!!

by xy - 2011, April 20 - 12:16pm

I found an assertion that there existed a "Mac OS 9.5 Rhapsody" developer version:
It says:

" I have even seen a real developer copy of the expected
'Mac OS 9.5 Rhapsody' (Mac OS 9.5Build_A6)... Here - unfortunately - I'm
too honest to make a copy of such a CD..."

Does anyone know anything about this?

by yeMacFiend - 2011, April 10 - 6:00pm

OK so when I unpacked this, the toast image file shows "Mac OS X Server 1.2, MOSX_Booter.toast" so is this really 1.2v3?

by unixphreak - 2011, February 22 - 2:52am

I am pretty sure it will, is it the very first ones with the cd drive? not sure if it will work on the SE models. RacerX at talks about it on some of his pages. How about you go there and read his site and you will be very enlightened on Mac OS X Server and Rhapsody.

by thewaffler100 - 2011, February 21 - 5:41pm

Will this work on a iBook Clamshell G3? Because I have one.

by unixphreak - 2011, February 16 - 12:13pm

No pear PC either sorry.

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by Balrog - 2011, February 16 - 6:17am

Nope. It requires an MMU and real emulation, which SheepShaver lacks.
It might just run on PearPC though. But don't ask for help Smile

by unixphreak - 2011, February 16 - 4:31am



by McCaco - 2011, February 16 - 1:09am

Has anyone tried installing that into a Powerbook Pismo? I have one with a non-functional optical drive, I could try using my MacBook Pro in Firewire Target Mode, but I have no FW800-to-400 cable.

by unixphreak - 2011, January 16 - 3:31am

you might want to change this line "if you check "Install on unsupported hardware", it can be installed on any PPC Mac with ability to boot into Mac OS 9.0.4." it is untrue!!!!!!! it will only install on select machines with the unsupported install. Powerbook G3 Kanga thru Wallstreet II, Lombards only 256 colors and no dvd drive support for install and cd read only on most other dvd drives. Powerbook 2400 and 3400. Also a fair amount of PCI based power macs with 603 based processors but YMMV.

If you are gonna post information at least get the right stuff by researching it. Its not hard and you cause more confusion and more questions have to be answered than need be.

by unixphreak - 2011, February 16 - 2:12am

Yep 1.2v3 runs great on my dual 500 (only one processor used) Gigabit with geforce 2mx. But I can say that after running NXbench on the G4 and on a Powerbook Wallstreet I 250mhz there is not any or much G4 optimization. All the scores doubled on the G4 but mostly due to the 2x increase in clock speed. I do notice that the screen refresh is faster with the Geforce 2 MX vs the stock Rage 128 Pro because of mostly the 32mb vs 16mb of vram and the architectural speed up of the card itself. not many bench marking tools available for this OS but i will try DBench and the crystal space 3d engine to test the video cards to get a feel of the increase in power.

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by ken147 - 2011, January 15 - 1:25pm

OS X Server 1.2 runs great on my 450mhz G4 Sawtooth

by unixphreak - 2011, January 10 - 4:25pm

go here to reference all your questions, if you read the entire website you will gain alot more than just blasting questions. also it will only run on real hardware and don't waste your time with any emulators

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by Protocol 7 - 2011, January 10 - 3:35pm

Yep, Server 1.0 was a retail version, but you have to take into account that this isn't Mac OS. It's basically NeXTSTEP on PowerPC with the Finder on top. After Apple bought NeXT and used NeXTSTEP as the basis of it's long-awaited Mac OS replacement (after the Copland failure) they released two developer previews as "Rhapsody". The unique thing here was they were also available for Intel. Eventually, Rhapsody too was canned but rather than waste all that time, money and effort they released the PowerPC version as OS X Server.

Most of the third-party apps for it would have started out on NeXT and been ported up through Rhapsody (like the Stone Design software, OmniWeb, Quake etc). You could run all your old Mac apps in the Blue Box with the added memory protection it offered as a native "Rhapsody" app. I don't have a list of the apps that were released for it, but a list would be cool.

Most people who didn't use it as an actual server OS would have used it as a development platform. The OS X development tools we know now as XCode started out on NeXT (Project Builder and Interface Builder etc) and WebObjects allowed Java development. It's not at all geared towards the home market as the failure of Rhapsody as a Mac OS replacement meant it didn't get the apps. They came later with OS X 10.0.

by xy - 2011, January 10 - 3:08pm

Protocoll 7 said:
"This will only run applications written for it."

Which applications where written for this? I mean, according to Wikipedia, Mac OS X 1.0 Server was a version released to the retail market.

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by Protocol 7 - 2011, January 10 - 2:19pm

The "Blue Box" was an early version of the "" in OS X that first appeared in Rhapsody. One main difference is it actually ran the Mac OS Desktop in another window. You could switch between Mac OS 8 and OS X Server as if it was another program. Another is that it booted from a disk image of Mac OS rather than an installed System Folder on the hard disk. This meant you initally only had a Mac OS partition of a fixed size.

This will only run applications written for it. It won't run Mac OS apps (outside of the Blue Box) or OS X apps.

I doubt it will run on many unsupported Macs. The hardware support is quite limited. Just changing the video card in my supported G4 rendered it unbootable. But 1.2v3 has the widest support of the OS X Server versions.

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by Konpon96 - 2011, January 10 - 2:15pm

I tried to run this on SheepShaver, OS 9.0.4 booted. I even run setup assistant, but it doesn't recognize any drive/partition.

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by 24bit - 2011, January 10 - 10:38am

According to the manual, there is a so called "blue box" running OS8 apps.
Maybe someone else has already tried?

by xy - 2011, January 10 - 10:27am

Million times better than Aqua! Do any applications run on this?

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by iig - 2011, January 9 - 11:28pm

Boy, thanks for this upload!
This looks really COOL!

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by 24bit - 2011, January 9 - 7:17pm

Very interesting! There will be no tweak to make it run with SheepShaver, I suppose.