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Hm, so all the new towers do boot into Mac OS 9?
 

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I would suspect that link/list will be updated shortly.

(there's a little joke for any of you out there that remember 'data structures' in computer programming - very little)
 

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I'm wondering whether these machines don't boot into OS 9 because Apple set it this way, or because they can't. Anyone have any insight on this? If the former, there may be someone in the Mac community who will write a piece of software that will allow these machines to boot into OS 9. A similar thing happened with older Macs that weren't supposed to run OS X - someone wrote "Ex-Post Facto", which allows these machines to run OS X.
 

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I'm no tech, but I believe it's the firmware (or the Apple ROM) that's been slimmed down so as to optimize OS X booting. Makes sense. If you don't need all that firmware code to be loaded that is associated with booting and running MacOS 9, it'll speed things up and make the firmware code simpler too.
 

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