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1999 Mac OS 8.7a6c2 about screen (Sarah)

Mac OS 8.7 (alpha version a6c2, code named "Sarah") was a pre-release version of the successor to Mac OS 8.6 that was renamed to Mac OS 9 (code named "Sonata").

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Mac OS 8

Control panels from Mac OS 8.7a6c2

Mac OS 8.7 is based on the faster PowerPC-native nanokernel introduced in 8.6 and featured several new control panels, such as Keychain Access (revived from PowerTalk), Multiple Users, and Software Update.

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Early development builds of Mac OS 8.7 began to surface in February 1999.[1] By June, the 5th seeded build, Beta 2, was code named "Spunky" and featured a revised version of Sherlock with a brushed metal interface similar to QuickTime 4.[2]

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References[]

  1. Mac OS 8.7 Screen Shots Debut on the Web by Jason O'Grady, O'Grady's PowerPage 1999-02-01.
  2. Mac OS 8.7 (Sonata) Turns Beta!, AppleInsider. 1999-07-01.

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Mac OS 8
Mac OS 8.0 | Mac OS 8.1 | Mac OS 8.2 (beta) · Mac OS 8.5 | Mac OS 8.5.1 | Mac OS 8.6 | Mac OS 8.7 (beta)
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