At 5:36 AM -0700 10/10/06, David Creamer wrote: > > > This is intriguing to me. My understanding was that Classic, and >> therefore OS 9, wouldn't run on any of the later machines, particularly >> any Intel-based machines. ..... > >The confusion comes from whether the computer can BOOT, that is start up, in >OS 9 -- or can it run OS 9 in Classic emulation (while running under OS X). > >There is the breakdown: > >Intel-based computers cannot run Classic or OS 9 at all.* > >Almost all G5 and later-model G4 computers cannot BOOT into OS 9, but CAN >run OS 9 through Classic emulation. > >Older G4 and most G3 systems can BOOT into either OS X or OS 9. >Logically, they can run OS 9 in Classic mode as well. > > >The issue is hardware based. Tiger (OS 10.4.X) has nothing to do with it. >The only requirement for Tiger, if I recall correctly, is that it requires >the computer to have built-in FireWire. (This basically leaves out the old >beige G3 systems.) > > >*Intel Macs can run Windows apps through a variety of methods.
All of this reply is completely correct. I also run FrameMaker 7 in Classic on Tiger in a G4 PowerBook. Works as well as any application. It's more stable than Safari. - web