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Macintosh System Software FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about Macintosh system software.

This FAQ about Macintosh system software was compiled and written by Elliotte Harold elharo@shock.njit.edu with numerous contributions by others.

-01 Why is my system taking up so much memory? (Macintosh system software)
Under system versions earlier than 7.0 or under System 7....
-02 What is MODE32? The 32-bit enabler? Do I need them? (Macintosh system software)
MODE32 and the 32-bit enabler are system extensions that allow ...
-03 How much memory should i allot to my cache? (Macintosh system software)
One of the Memory Control Panel (or General Control Panel ...
-04 Why does apple charge for system software? (Macintosh system software)
Apple charges for system software because Apple's policy ...
-05 What does system 7.5 give me for my $20/$50/$99 that system 7.1 doesn't?(Macintosh system software)
Quite a lot actually. You get Apple Guide, MacTCP, the ...
-06 Where can i get system 7.5? (Macintosh system software)
Apple rationalized its decision to begin charging for system ...
-07 How can i use system 6 on a mac that requires system 7? (Macintosh system software)
The PowerBook 100, Classic II, LCII, Performa 200, and ...
-08 Where can i get non-u.s. system software and scripts? (Macintosh system software)
For a company that's relatively hip to the international marketplace ...
-09 What is system 7 tuneup? system update 3.0? etc. Do I need them? (Macintosh system software)
If you use System 7.0, 7.0.1, or the System 7.0 printer drivers, ...
-10 Why do my DA's disappear when i turn on multifinder? (Macintosh system software)
You need to put the file DA Handler in your System Folder. ...
-11 Do I need system 7.0.1? (Macintosh system software)
Officially if you don't have a Quadra or PowerBook, you don'...
-12 Can I get system 7.0.1, 7.1 or 7.5 on 800k disks? (Macintosh system software)
As of this writing Apple has not made any system software ...
-13 Is there a version of Unix for the Mac? (Macintosh system software)
Does anyone really understand Apple's Unix strategy? If so will you ...
-14 Help! My Folder disappeared! (Macintosh system software)
Try a Find on the missing filenames. In the meantime ...
-15 Why can't I throw away this folder? (Macintosh system software)
Possibly the folder contains items that are locked or in use ...
-16 Why can't I share my Syquest drive? Cd-rom? Bernoulli box? Etc.?(Macintosh system software)
Apple originally planned to treat removables like ...
-17 Why can't I eject this syquest cartridge? Cd-rom? Floptical? Etc.? (Macintosh system software)
When file-sharing is turned on it makes all disks larger ...
-18 Why can't I rename my hard drive? (Macintosh system software)
Turn off file-sharing as described above. If the disk you can'...
-19 How do I change my hard disk icon? (Macintosh system software)
In System 7 you change the icon by cutting or copying an ...
-20 How do I convert between Windows and Mac fonts? Truetype and Postscript? (Macintosh system software)
Chris Reed's $10 shareware TTConverter 1.5 will convert back ...
-21 Which font will my screen/printer use if different types are present? (Macintosh system software)
For screen display a Mac first looks for a bitmap font with ...
-22 Where should I put my fonts? (Macintosh system software)
If you're using System 7.1 or later the answer is simple: ...
-23 What does system error xxx mean? (Macintosh system software)
Typically it means nothing at all of any use to the end user. ...
-24 What is a type y error? (Macintosh system software)
A Type error is your Macintosh's way of telling you that it'...
-25 What is A/ROSE? (Macintosh system software)
A/ROSE by any other name would still generate as much ...
-26 Easy access: one answer, many questions (Macintosh system software)
Easy Access is a *WONDERFUL* system extension from Apple, ...
-27 How can I keep multiple system folders on one hard disk? (Macintosh system software)
By far the best way is to divide your disk into ...
-28 How do I access the programmer's key? (Macintosh system software)
On Macs that don't have a physical programmer's switch you ...









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