From the reusable-slogans department

2007-10-16 23:48:22 UTC

Apple, in 1998, about Mac OS 8.5:

Get a new Mac for $99.

Apple, in 2007, about Mac OS X 10.5:

Add a new Mac to your Mac.

Also, both versions end in .5. Freaky!

7 Responses to “From the reusable-slogans department”

  1. mdmunoz Says:

    But Mac OS 8 was terrible, why would you…

    Hold on now, are you trying to imply something?

  2. Peter Hosey Says:

    No. ☺

    Besides, relative to Mac OS 8.0 and 8.1, 8.5 was a big improvement.

  3. Simone Manganelli Says:

    Mac OS 8.5 brings to mind the horrors of finding files being relegated to Sherlock 2, with it’s weird brushed-metal appearance and non-windowshading functionality. I seem to recall Mac OS 8.1 being more important than 8.5, but who knows. That was so long ago. Jeebus, almost a decade! (And to think that I dealt with administering a school of Macs with that version on them!)

  4. Peter Hosey Says:

    Mac OS 8.5 brings to mind the horrors of finding files being relegated to Sherlock 2, with it’s weird brushed-metal appearance and non-windowshading functionality.

    If you look at the advertisement that I linked to, you’ll find that Mac OS 8.5 actually was the introduction of Sherlock 1, the first non-shitty edition. ☺

    Mac OS 9 was the version responsible for the evil that was Sherlock 2.

  5. Simone Manganelli Says:

    Err… what? Weird. I distinctly remember Sherlock 2 being part of Mac OS 8.5. In any case, Sherlock 1 was still the initial exile of finding files from the Finder, which was still at least slightly evil. :P

  6. Peter Hosey Says:

    Now it’s back in the Finder and it sucks worse than Sherlock ever did. Sherlock 2 was ugly, but at least it was able to find stuff before next week.

  7. Nicholas Riley Says:

    Actually, System 7.5 had the first Finder-replacing Find File utility, which was actually useful (derived from a MacUser-commissioned utility called Find Pro III). Sherlock 1 had a pretty obnoxious interface, but it worked; Sherlock 2 was just hideous. Back then I used File Buddy’s Find as a replacement.

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