How do i get a complete OS9 experience on Linux?

How do i get a complete OS9 experience on Linux?
I'm not just talking about window management which I can get with MLVWM but what about all the other features that OS9 had?

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    macOS really went down hill after 9

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How so?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      nextstep is superior

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      MacOS Classic was a dumpster fire. There's a reason programs like RAM Doubler existed for Mac but not Windows 95. Windows 95 had separate protected address spaces for each process with a TLB. MacOS had a flat address space with regions assigned to programs. Memory fragmentation was a thing. Swap was not. RAM doubler type programs provided swap and some way of defragmenting your memory.

      MacOS Classic was also a cooperative multitasking system, so if one program got stuck in a loop and didn't yield the CPU, the whole system would freeze and you'd have to go for the powet button.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Memory fragmentation was a thing.
        what
        please be shitposting

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        they're talking about the UI doofus. if i told you windows 2000 was my favorite windows you'd probably say some dumb shit like DUHHHH IDS OBSOLETE, IDS 32 BIT!!!!!

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >MacOS Classic was also a cooperative multitasking system, so if one program got stuck in a loop and didn't yield the CPU, the whole system would freeze and you'd have to go for the powet button.
        That's the thing... *IF*. Happens far less thans to the hardware and software being closely developed and poorly written programs weren't popular (for obvious reasons).
        Remember that Windows 9x has protected memory but it's almost entirely useless, driver related crashes thanks to so many broken drivers being out there at the time were so common and usually non-recoverable, meanwhile even though you didn't have true protected memory on Classic Mac OS, you could usually still force terminate a program if it missbehaved and save your work and restart manually.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

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      How are zoomers this retarded? System 9 fucking sucked. Every week or so you'd get "A critical system error occurred: error type 41" or some other indecipherable error with no way to fix. Talk with any Mac developer who was alive and using that garbage at the time and they may even tell you how they needed to recover parts of e-mails and unsaved documents by entering MacBug and extracting strings out before rebooting the damn machine.

      On top of that, if one program froze, basically the entire system froze, since there wasn't multitasking in the system. Multitasking was an after-the-fact thing and implemented as a hack where programs were trusted to pass control of the CPU over to the next program. Lastly, basically every single program wanted to install an extension since the OS lacked so much basic functionality and if one extension went down, guess what? so did your entire fucking system. Even if you stick with Apple-only software, guess what? They use extensions, too.

      """macOS""" improved precisely because Apple decided to give up on their dumpster fire of an OS and acquire an entire company just to be able to use an objectively superior one with everything they've wanted.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >foothomosexual
        opinion disregarded

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >implying zoomers can listen to anyone
          Good one

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Every week or so you'd get "A critical system error occurred: error type 41" or some other indecipherable error with no way to fix.
        That was in general normal at the time. Literally everything from Windows to MacOS to AmigaOS ran into something like that once a week if you used your computer 8 hours a day, every day.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        See

        >MacOS Classic was also a cooperative multitasking system, so if one program got stuck in a loop and didn't yield the CPU, the whole system would freeze and you'd have to go for the powet button.
        That's the thing... *IF*. Happens far less thans to the hardware and software being closely developed and poorly written programs weren't popular (for obvious reasons).
        Remember that Windows 9x has protected memory but it's almost entirely useless, driver related crashes thanks to so many broken drivers being out there at the time were so common and usually non-recoverable, meanwhile even though you didn't have true protected memory on Classic Mac OS, you could usually still force terminate a program if it missbehaved and save your work and restart manually.

        I was alive and developer too, I used it back then, including several other systems and I have all those old systems to this day, not just Apple ones.

        I'd never claim it was better than OS X, but OS X only had two actually good releases too, Tiger and Leopard.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          eh, I think Tiger is mostly viewed with nostalgia lens. It was the first release that had a stable KPI, I'll give it that, but it was very lacking in lots of basic POSIX functionality (e.g. no monotonic clocks lol, you have to work around with Mach messages to a clock service, which has HUGE overhead).

          Leopard is barely a step above Leopard in this regard (e.g. missing atomic operations in libgcc) and the only threading library you get are pthreads, and even then, it's still lacking in many areas (e.g. unnamed semaphores), which made porting software from other Unix OSes pretty tough.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I never had any problems porting and/or compiling and running UNIX / Linux software on Tiger or Leopard.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Every week
        you mean every 5 minutes
        you can't breathe near macshit without it crashbombing

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I used OS9 from like 1997 until like 2003.
        I rarely had crashes.
        It was an amazing OS. OS 7.1 could run happily with 8MB RAM and a 40MB HD.
        I could watch fucking videos on an 80MHz CPU.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Most likely fvwm, its such a moldable window manager you can literally turn it into anything. A good example would be the common desktop enviornment clone.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

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      >using fvwm when this exists

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >No git repo to this day
        It's dead.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >not using trannycord
          >can't access nice things
          Shame for you.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >not using trannycord
            Which channel do I need to join for prism WM?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Sorry, cool people only.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Sorry, cool people only.

            Ah, so it's vaporware, nice dude. Really going for that aesthetic, huh?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              It's real, the picture in the post are of the real thing, not a mockup.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Shut the fuck up attentionfag. Go seek approval on reddit instead you fuckin clown
                also: it's a mockup

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >it's real
                Literally no github link. TRUST THE PLAN! 2 MORE WEEKS!

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              You just avoided pajeet malware

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Patty Patterson
        >Redd*t
        Oh so it's trannyware

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    just ressource hack your Mac os9 and change the name into linux xD
    I rename mac os into steve jobs

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why would you ever want to do that?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It was a good OS except for the memory management system that they used back then.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >How do i get a complete OS9 experience on Linux?
    Write a script to reboot your computer at random intervals to simulate the lack of memory protection in OS9.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Unironically 9x crashed more with memory protection than OS 8/9 without. Mostly because drivers.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Oh, the os 9 shareware scene.., never were there so many goofy, quirky games. Great times. Still a shame my parents bought me a fucking performa so I ended up a macboy.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just run it in BasiliskII, it's more than fast enough. You can even get Internet with it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sheepshaver or QEMU.
      BasiliskII can't run PPC-only MacOS releases like 8.5 through 9.2.2.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    One thing that I still miss to this day is the application switcher in the top right of the menu bar. It was kinda like virtual desktops, instead of constantly minimising and resizing windows you’d just pick the application you want and everything would be brought forward. Super fast and super snappy. This was really useful in programs with lots of different windows like photoshop or final cut.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      GNOME2/MATE has this.
      It's called "window selector" in MATE.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Still works this way in Gnome 3 for multi-window apps like Gimp. It just has its 'activities' switcher in the top left corner.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you dont

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The sheepshaver emulator works on linux and can run OS 9

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Mac OS 9 the kernel was irredeemable garbage caused by transistor poverty of the mid-80s. Mac OS 9 the user interface was pretty good and worth recreating, Apple was better at following their own HIG back then.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    for me, it's 7.5

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you don't want the os9 experience zoomer

    theres a reason people run linux and openbsd on their g3s and not this trash

    but if you want a poor clone of the wm then download mwm, good luck getting oit built on modern distros. works on arch, i think

    not that your actually doing anything but pursueing your gay ass cringy zoomer vaporwave aesthetic for one single post in whatever desktop thread is active

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >theres a reason people run linux and openbsd on their g3s and not this trash
      I'm a boomer retro macfag and I don't really know anyone who runs Linux or NetBSD on their G3 machines, outside of just testing once or twice, it's always OS 9 and Tiger dual boot.
      I know a lot of people with different G3 machines, including myself.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        7 > 8 > 9

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Its been a while, but I like running Linux on G3s. When running Linux on a G4, does the AltiVec ever get used? I sort of thought it didnt, so actually preferred running Linux on G3s over G4s, since it seemed like a waste of the G4. G3s also had much lower TDP which I like.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      mwm and motif compile fine on everything

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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    >trying to emulate the os9 experience when windowmaker exists
    Jobs perfected the GUI at NeXT and there is no reason to fuck around with inferior bullshit

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I thought this was called gnustep

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        window maker is a gnustep-based window manager for X

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The settings/preferences window for some reason never works in Arch, only in Debian.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You need to search for it as the path in the menu is wrong.
        I think it was under /usr/share/something

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    https://apple.fandom.com/wiki/Application_menu

    cont.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      http://www.ortabe.com/downloads/

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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    >freetard can't afford a mac
    >desperately tries to cake makeup on his troonOS to make it look like macOS
    >fails so miserably it's not even uncanny valley, it's off the deep end
    many such cases! SAD!

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      stupid bot

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just got an iBook G4 with Tiger and learned about Classic Mode.. it's fucking kino to run os9 apps in 10.4. plus tons of sites/foreigns archive a bunch of classic apps. It's great I've been playing Oregon Trail and shit.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

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      pics or it didn't happen

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