Apple Mac OS Update 8.6 for Mac

Apple Mac OS Update 8.6 for Mac

Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 148 votes

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  • Total Downloads:
    302,612
  • Date Added:
    May 10, 1999
  • File Size:
    34.6MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    49
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac/OS Classic

Editors' Note: Some people have received "Error-39" messages after downloading. If you encounter this error, we suggest disabling StuffIt extensions before downloading, or using Internet Explorer's downloading utility for the download.

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4 stars

"just an error 39..."

July 14, 2007  |  By Xelious

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4 stars

"Error -39 is an issue, but..."

March 22, 2005  |  By Macintrash

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I can't believe all the whining and complaining about "Error-39" but NOT ONE solution or account of anyone even attempting to solve this problem on their own. No wonder Mac has only a few percent market share. Anyway, here is some advice that worked for this PC user who recently had reason to compute with fruit:

After installing OS 8.5 from CD I went on-line and upgraded Internet Explorer to v5.1.7 so that I could properly view this webpage. Then I downloaded this update and got the "Error-39". Then I re-downloaded it, meanwhile doing some internet research. I found out that to turn off extensions I had to boot up while holding down the SHIFT key. I did this, then clicked on "Mac OS 8.6 Update.smi", and it installed flawlessly, no "Error -39".

There you have it, one solution that worked for a PC-turned-Mac-user-for-a-day.

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5 stars

"It's is very good and has a great potential."

November 16, 2004

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5 stars

"Are You HOSING ME?"

January 24, 2004

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I thought I was a bit of a tool for using OS 9 here in the glorious heyday of OS X, but then I found out people were still using OS 8 and my frown turned UPSIDE DOWN! Hey, cool kids, wanna upload some software to our NEWTONS? HAHAHA!! That's an Apple joke, HOLMES!

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5 stars

"The Macintosh Equivalent of Windows 98."

December 26, 2003

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With MacOS 8.6 installed on you PowerPC system you can now use USB Devices. It also includes a greater level of stability over OS 8.5 and its PC counter-part. This is the Perfect update for any Mac that cannot operate under MacOS 9.

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1 stars

"ali"

March 08, 2003

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5 stars

"If you can't run 9 atleast run 8.6"

February 21, 2003

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I know, I know, I should get out of the dark ages and get a new Mac and OS X, but my my job helping people run their macs doesn't afford me that yet.
The biggest drag about 8.6 now is I have the hardest time finding the 8.6 compatible software anymore. (Which is why I've come here to look for some)

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5 stars

"wow it worked"

August 24, 2002

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wow my old mac had OS 7.5 on it and i could not belave that this update worked great, i just needed to restart the mac after instal and that's all it said os 8.6 on start up :) ! and yes i did find it runing better o yea and IT"S FREE, don;t forget some program need OS 8.6 and up to run ! so this is a must have !

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1 stars

"encountered error 39"

January 23, 2002

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1 stars

"Refuses to update french 8.5.1 OS"

January 05, 2002

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Why does this update don't accept to upgrade french OS 8.5.1 ? Where can I find one who works ?

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General
Publisher Apple
Publisher web site http://www.apple.com/
Release Date May 10, 1999
Date Added May 10, 1999
Version
Category
Category Drivers
Subcategory Motherboard Drivers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS Classic
Additional Requirements PowerPC, Mac OS 8.5 (US/English), 24MB RAM, 190MB disk space (for both 8.5 and 8.6 update to coexist), Disk Copy
Download Information
File Size 34.6MB
File Name Mac_OS_8.6_Update.smi.bin
Popularity
Total Downloads 302,612
Downloads Last Week 49
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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