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Most fun version of OS X prior to Tiger

Hi guys! For all of my PPC-Mac-Life, I've been using either OS 9 (for my G3 & early G4), or Tiger/Leopard (for all my G4). I've been doing things this way for so long, I even forgot OS X existed before Tiger, so my question is the following; in your humble opinion, which early OS X version (prior to Tiger) is the best and/or most fun to use? I'm going to install a bunch of drive in my Digital Audio either today or tomorrow, so I was thinking about having one more os than my usual dual boot of OS 9/Tiger.

Cheers!

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In my opinion, that's hard to give a good answer to. Personally, I think 10.2 Jaguar is a pretty good candidate, because it is said to be when OS X finally became more properly stable and usable/useful, plus it allegedly has a better version of the Classic environment than 10.3 Panther and 10.4 Tiger. Someone at MacRumors PPC once told me Mac OS X 10.2 (and earlier) Classic virtualizes less via software and instead uses more of the hardware directly, making especially games run better.

Other than that, there is one more thing you might consider fun or very interesting to poke at: Mac OS X Server 1.2v3, the last and latest of the Rhapsody operating system family. It requires somewhat specific Mac hardware to run it on, however (a link to a list is in the page), which I don't know if you have. (I certainly wish I did.)
Check some of the screenshots in that page for some free drooling.

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I believe the Classic Environment switched to a double-buffered window in Panther, which broke some software that drew to the window directly.

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Interesting info!

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I've been reading for a few minutes about 10.2 and I think it's exactly what I was looking for. I'm going to download and have fun with it on my G4 DA.

As for Rhapsody, I already had read about it and frankly would love to install it somewhere, but G3 B&W is probably dead for a while and all my other PPCs are too recent to run it. Maybe when the G3 will be up and running again!

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That's a pretty hard question to answer simply because I don't have a lot of experience with Mac OS X prior to Tiger, and I do like the look of Tiger. However, it does give me some ideas to add to my Christmas wishlist Wink.