[rescue] OS9 anyone?

James Fogg james at jdfogg.com
Sun Mar 29 08:32:21 CDT 2009

> On Sun, Mar 29, 2009 at 09:10:51AM -0400, Christopher Purdy wrote:
>> Anyone have a copy of OS9 lying around?  I have some old boxen I want to
>> tinker with...
> OS9 as the thing that ran on little computers arund 1980? Or MacOS 9?
> I have MacOS9, but I've never played with the other OS9 (I was more
> of a CP/M kind of guy).
> Wasn't there a version for the Radio Shack Color Computer (not related
> to the TRS-80 series)?

Yes, there was a RS CoCo OS9 and it had a mousy/icony/graphical interface.
A friend still has a CoCo running it. It was additional $$ and never
enjoyed wide adoption so it's probably very rare.

I used a different OS9 as an OS for a large (huge) automated page scanner.
It ran on a Motorola 68000 VME system. It was CLI only. It smelled an
awful lot like CP/M with a touch of MS-DOS.

And Apple may still offer free downloads of MacOS v9.

James -
Certified autodidactic polymath and proud of it!

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