MWSF03: Mac OS 10.2.4 on new G4 PowerBooks

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Date: Friday, January 10th, 2003, 03:00
Category: Archive

Hey Jason, Peter and Sarah

After talking to four different Apple staff / officials, they all said that the new powerbooks will NOT be able to boot into OS 9 whether it be from internal drive, external drive (firewire/usb), or CD-ROM. This has got to do with the boot firmware being “slimmed down” and optimized for OSX performance (e.g. booting?). Unable to perform the tests myself without getting into trouble. ;P

I also asked about the OS running on the new TiBooks and two of them said it was 10.2.3. After opening “About this Mac”, anyone can easily see it is some build of 10.2.4 (one staff comments that it’s probably 10.2.3 with small fixes for the new tibook features)

That’s all I can get from the show floor today.

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