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This page is targetted towards the IS Support staff at MIT for preparations in supporting Mac OS 8. This guide does not include any general information on the new features of Mac OS 8 unless it is relevant.
From Apple's Mac OS 8 Installation Guide:
To install Mac OS 8, your computer must have
- a PowerPC or 68040 (including the 68LC040) microprocessor
- at least 8 MB of RAM (16 MB recommended)
Note: Computers that are upgraded with a PowerPC or 68040 processor card but still have 68030 (or earlier) processors that are accessed during startup are not supported.
To use Mac OS 8 a computer must have at least 8 MB of RAM (random-access memory). If your computer has less than 16 MB of built-in RAM, you must use virtual memory. (Mac OS 8 automatically turns on virtual memory when you install it.) To use the Internet applications provided with Mac OS 8, your computer must have at least 20 MB of RAM, either built-in or by using virtual memory.
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In the course of testing Mac OS 8, we've run a large number of software that people normally use around here. Some software we've used heavily, others we've just tried to launch and make sure basic functionality is there. If you do not see the software on the list, that does not mean that it is incompatible, rather that we just didn't get a chance to run it. Compatibility with Mac OS 8 have been incredibly good.
While compatibility has been excellent for such a big OS upgrade, there are still a couple of problem spots that we need to watch out for that'll be common here at MIT.
This assistant appears after the initial assistant finishes and tries to configure the computer's networking connections. Unfortunately, it does an incredibly bad job of it and even has a few bugs. So even if you enter all the data corectly chances are that you'll have to reenter everything again. The recommendation we should give to users is to just quit the Internet Setup Assistant and configure the networking settings manually. Apple has been informed of the problems.
The EIA is the assistant which runs after the installer has finished installing Eudora for a new user. A bug has been identified which causes it to immediately crash under Mac OS 8. A fix has been made and a new Eudora Installer will be made available shortly.
This is purely a cosmetic problem but some users may be concerned. When connecting to a secure host, the lock icon in the session's windowbar partially covers the Zoom control. The Zoom control used to be the control at the right most part of the windowbar but now the Windowshade control is right most.
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