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    Jun 06, 2007
    mac mini G4 with Classic os 9
    I want to buy a mini but to use with classic system 9 so to use Quark Xpress 4 here in Greece. Is there anything to know beside beeing G4? Do all machines running below X 10.39 also run OS 9?
    Are the 1.24 Ghz machines suit for mac os 9?
    Obviously it will be a used one, and no, Intel cannot run Quark Xpress here in Greece so Intel is not an option.
    Please give me some specs to ask for when i do the search so i don't end with a useless machine to my needs.


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    Jan 27, 2007
    Firstly is there an alternative OS X program that will work for you? And fill your needs? Like maybe a later version of Quark Express? I think version 7 of it is out now.

    But if you insist on using your version 4 of the software, you'll need to get any G4 or previous machine running OS 10.3.9 or earlier. And you'll also need a seperare copy of system 9.2.2 I think 9.1 was released by apple on disc and 9.2.2 was a downloadable update to 9.1

    And a second thing will this version 4 you want to use work in classic mode (ie OS X emulation system 9.2.2) or will you have to reboot into system 9.2.2 and use the program natively there.

    These are just a few things to think about.

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    Member Since
    Jun 06, 2007
    To start, thanks for the help.
    It is a matter of greek fonts that makes me want to use the old express, hence the 9 System.
    I was thinking if to have to boot again or to emulate the 9 system through X. The only "problem" would be Photoshop as when run in emulated systems it uses only 1 Gb of Ram even though you muight have 2 Gb in your system. So then, is needed a reboot (i do that on my big G4).
    So a mini mac of 1.24 GHz with Power Pc processor will suit to what i need?

    thanks again

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