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And of course the other option is to use physical media, whether it’s an SD card, CD / DVD, an external hard drive with an appropriate adapter, or floppy disks, that’s up to you.
Do you know of any other helpful resources for finding and downloading old Mac software?
Or maybe an older retro Mac is sitting in a closet that you’d like to dust off and get some use out of?
Maybe it’s a Power Book that is running Snow Leopard, an original i Mac with Tiger, an older Macintosh LC 475 with System 7.0.1, a Quadra 800 with Mac OS 9, or a Macintosh SE with System 6.
It was previously running Ubuntu Mate 16.04 but Lubuntu is much more responsive on this older, slower machine. As Debian has dropped support for Power PC 32-bit in Debian 9, does Ubuntu still actively support (i.e. 16.04 seems to be the last release, but I can't find ...
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One thing to keep in mind when downloading software packages for much older Macintosh computers and system software versions is that while the software itself is often tiny in size (remember when Photoshop was under 1 MB??
), getting those software packages onto the older Macs can be a challenge.
Whatever the older Macintosh computer is, to make it useful nowadays you’d likely want to find and download some old Mac software for it.
This post will aggregate a collection of links and resources for finding and downloading old Mac software, including old Mac system software, old Macintosh applications, and more, for everything from older Intel Macs, to Power PC Macs, to 68040 and 030 Macs.
But if you don’t want to commit to local emulation, you can also run Hypercard in retro Mac OS System in a web browser or run a web browser based Mac Plus emulator with Mac OS Classic too.