The Desktop and Finder illusions rely on files having a type and creator, and an icon association. These were kept in the Desktop Database, and are now the responsibility of Launch Services.
macOS Sierra it is then – but why did Apple choose those names?
Back in the days of Mac OS 8, it was unusual to use virtual memory. This is how we coped.
In comparison with OS X, Mac OS 8 and 9 were tiny and simple. Installing or replacing a component was a minor task; here is how we did it.
A friend is giving me a Mac LC 475, but when it is powered up the display shows a white floppy disk with a flashing ? against it. What does that mean?
With Mac OS 8 and 9 back in 2001, we had to performance routine maintenance to keep the Desktop working. This is how we did it.
Step-by-step instructions for setting up a dial-up Internet connection under Mac OS 8 or 9.