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System 6, a time-travel experience

April 17, 2017.

MacPaint (Version 1.5), 1985.

MacPaint (Version 1.5), April 1985.

Mac System 6, 1988.

System 6, April 1988.

The Internet Archive Web site lets you play with emulations of old Macintosh operating systems: System 6, released in 1988, in the days of the Macintosh IIx, and System 7, released in 1991 along with the Quadra 700 and 900, the first Macs to run on the Motorola 68040 processor. But the best thing is that you don’t need to install any software: the emulation runs on any modern browser. Those of us who were around at the time will enjoy the walk down memory lane; the rest of us will get to discover a system that redefined microcomputing, and gain an appreciation of how far we’ve come. And if you have time to spare, Internet Archive also offers emulations of early Macintosh software: Microsoft Flight Simulator 1, Psion Chess, Dark Castle, Fokker Triplane Simulator, Space Invaders, Microsoft Basic, Shuffle Puck, etc.

Ars Technica, “Classic Mac OS and dozens of apps can now be run in a browser window.”

Internet Archive, “Software Library: Macintosh.”