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Mac OS 9.0.4 (iBook "Clamshell" FireWire)

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For Mac OS 9
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For Mac OS 9
Guides on emulating older applications

691-2677-A,,iBook Software Install. SSW v9.0.4. Disc v2.0 (CD)
691-2678-A,,iBook Software Restore. SSW v9.0.4. Disc v2.0 (CD)



os9er's picture
by os9er - 2018, September 24 - 6:27pm

There is this set, but it's in English, not German:

Not sure where one would find a German version unfortunately.

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by muttztfz - 2018, August 18 - 5:49pm

I've got an original iBook from 1999 without FireWire. I was able to install Tiger on it, even though it is unsupported, but it runs just fine. I realized what I really wanted was to use this Clamshell with its original bundled version of Mac OS. In my case this model shipped with 8.6, which I couldn't find anywhere. An image from another Power Mac, a G3 B&W, updated from 8.5.1 to 8.6, didn't boot...

The problem with 9.0 to 9.0.4 is that it's not fully upgradeable, at least the international language versions. In Mac OS 9.1 Apple included Language Kit. When applying the free update 9.0.4 to 9.1, Language Kit doesn't get installed. Thus, only a full install of 9.1 will get you the full Mac OS 9.1 as it was intended for the international versions. I guess for Mac OS in US English this is of no concern, but for me, using the German version, it would be. At least on principle.

That said, classic Mac OS is always language specific. So I'd rather use any other 9.x I got from other Restore discs in German than this specific version in English.

What I'd really like to know, however, is if there came any interesting bundled software with it? If so, a German Restore disc would be nice... for both the original 1999 Clamshell (without FireWire) as well as for the 2000 Clamshell with FireWire.

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by semvalidade2006 - 2018, June 24 - 9:01pm

Glad you liked it Smile

os9er's picture
by os9er - 2018, June 20 - 5:59pm

Awesome, I have a "Key Lime" iBook G3/466 now that came with 9.0.4, I can use these with that Smile