Mac OS 9 Geared for Internet

Macintosh’s Mac OS 9 operating system features nine Internet power tools, including Sherlock 2, a search engine providing tailored lists of search targets and allowing users to create their own custom channels. Other features include voiceprint password accessibility, a function allowing users to automatically update their software over the Internet, encryption for secure file storage, and a system allowing users to share files or folders easily with other Internet users.

Mac OS 9 is designed to make the Macintosh a more effective tool for connecting to the Internet. Its Multiple Users feature makes it easy to share a computer with many students in a lab, classroom, or school. Online support for NetBoot, Macintosh Manager, and Network Assistant facilitates the integration of OS 9 clients into large network environments. Sherlock 2, with its flexible channels and simple interface, helps enhance curriculum development and learning. Apple Computer, Inc., Cupertino, CA, (800) 538-9696,


This article originally appeared in the 01/01/2000 issue of THE Journal.