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InformINIT 8.1

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For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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Guides on emulating older applications

If you've ever wondered what all of those control panels, extensions, and other files in your System Folder are for, InformINIT is for you!

InformINIT is an application which provides information on a mind-boggling number of System Folder files: control panels, extensions, system folder contents, and more — from both Apple and third-party developers. Information includes file descriptions, who needs what, version numbers, RAM consumption, and helpful tips (even a few "secrets"). Where appropriate, files are organized into "groups" that are mainly used together.

The information contained in InformINIT is organized in a way that is more like a book than a database. You can read it from start to finish, or you can use the search feature as an index, so finding that mysterious INIT is a breeze. It is a self-contained application, so it does not need any other software, and can be used whenever you want, wherever you want. Use InformINIT to satisfy your curiosity about unidentified files, to help you cut down on all the spurious extensions that you don't really need, and to generally improve the performance of your Mac.

There have been many imitations of, and efforts similar to, InformINIT, but it remains THE reference for System Folder information. Even Apple's own technical support staff uses it and recommends it to customers!

This was the last version of InformINIT published, covering up to Mac OS 8.1.

Architecture: 68k PPC

"InformINIT will run on all Mac OS computers except for those with 68000 processors. It requires 1.5 MB of free RAM, and less than 1MB of hard drive space."