Archived - System Software: Configs for Mac 128K, XL, 512, & 512KE (7/94)


What System Software (System, Finder, and AppleShare) versions can be used on the Macintosh 128K, Macintosh XL, Macintosh 512, and Macintosh 512KE?

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Macintosh 128K
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Currently ships with: Product no longer available.
Supports: System 2.0 and Finder 4.1.
Recommended: System 2.0 and Finder 4.1.
For AppleShare, use: Can not be used as an AppleShare file server or
workstation.

Macintosh XL
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Currently ships with: Product no longer available.
Supports: System Software 1.0 and System Software 1.1.
Recommended: System Software 1.1.
For AppleShare, use: Can not be used as an AppleShare file server or
workstation.

Macintosh 512K
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Currently ships with: Product no longer available
Supports: System Software 1.0 and System Software 1.1
Recommended: System Software 1.1.
For AppleShare, use: The Macintosh 512K cannot use the AppleShare 2.0
workstation software. You can still use the
AppleShare workstation software version 1.1 with a
file server that uses AppleShare File Server 2.0,
although you will not be able to take advantage of
the new features of AppleShare File Server 2.0.
System 3.3 and Finder 5.5 are installed by the
AppleShare 1.1 Work Station Installer disk.

Macintosh 512KE
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Currently ships with: Product no longer available
Supports: System Software 1.0, System Software 1.1, System Software
2.0, and System Software 2.0.1.
Recommended: System Software 2.0.1.
For AppleShare, use: System 3.3 and Finder 5.5 are installed by the
AppleShare 1.1 Work Station Installer disk; System
3.4 and Finder 6.1 are installed by the AppleShare
2.0 Macintosh 512KE Work Station Installer disk. This
machine can not be used as an AppleShare file server.

**For information on Macintosh computers newer than the models listed in this article, search for articles containing System Software Version and Enabler Matrix information.

Article Change History:
26 Jul 1994 - Revised article to only include early model Macintoshes.


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