5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 27, 2013 12:55 PM by a brody
detour12 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

is it cause i really like windows 98 and i would like something the same on my older ibook g3


iBook, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • 1. Re: is os9 like windows 98
    Ralph Landry1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,520 points)

    OS 9 is very far below Mac OS X 10.4.11 you indicate you now have.  I would not attempt to downgrade or run in classic mode as any applications you now have are not likely to run.  OS 9 is a much older operating system concept, stay with 10.4.11.

  • 2. Re: is os9 like windows 98
    edex67 Level 4 Level 4 (3,250 points)

    Similar in stability (I.e. it crashes). Different in all other respects.

  • 3. Re: is os9 like windows 98
    a brody Level 9 Level 9 (63,295 points)

    iBook G3s can boot into Mac OS 9, or Mac OS X, whereas iBook G4s can only use Classic as Mac OS 9.  The difference is access to older drivers for Mac OS 9 is better when you can boot into it. Some older games are nice to access on Mac OS 9, as they won't work well on Classic or Mac OS X.  You can make Mac OS 9 look like Windows 98 with an old software called GoMac, and Mac OS X 10.4.11 with an old software called Shapeshifter.  Finding the themes may be more difficult.  If you like Windows 98 that much, it is easier to run it on an Intel Mac with VirtualBox.

  • 4. Re: is os9 like windows 98
    detour12 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    how do i boot into mac os 9

  • 5. Re: is os9 like windows 98
    a brody Level 9 Level 9 (63,295 points)

    If it is properly installed with the Mac OS 9 drivers, you go to Apple menu - System Preferences - Startup Disk, and select the Mac OS 9 System Folder, and hit restart. Otherwise you need to find out which Mac OS 9 came with the machine, or 8.6 or earlier, and the install that 9, or the 9 retail newer than the 9 that came with the machine, with reformatting the drive with Mac OS 9 drivers.  So first off, do you have an iBook G3, and secondly, what is its vintage?