Mac OS X Server Rhapsody (Developer Release)

Author: Apple
Publisher: Apple Inc.
Type: System
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What is Mac OS X Server Rhapsody (Developer Release)?

The following is sourced from: Wikipedia

Mac OS X Server 1.0, released on March 16, 1999, is the first operating system released into the retail market by Apple Computer based on their acquisition of NeXT. It followed the Rhapsody series of developer releases of what was to be known as Mac OS X. Although OS X Server 1.0 had a variation of the Platinum "look and feel" from Mac OS 8, it is based on the OPENSTEP (and thus, NeXTSTEP) operating system instead of the classic Mac OS, giving users a preview of the future operating system Mac OS X. It was replaced by a version based on Mac OS X v10.0 in 2001.

Several releases of Mac OS X Server.

Version Code name Date OS name
Mac OS X Server 1.0 Hera1O9 March 16, 1999 Rhapsody 5.3
Mac OS X Server 1.0.1 Hera1O9 April 15, 1999 Rhapsody 5.4
Mac OS X Server 1.0.2 Hera1O9+Loki2G1 July 29, 1999 Rhapsody 5.5
Mac OS X Server 1.2 Pele1Q10 January 14, 2000 Rhapsody 5.6
Mac OS X Server 1.2 v3 Medusa1E3 October 27, 2000 Rhapsody 5.6

Developer tools: WebObjects 4.0.1 .TOAST image (392.97 MB)


Download Mac OS X Server Rhapsody (Developer Release) for Mac (842.39 MiB / 883.31 MB)
Rhapsody 5.3 (Hera) / Zipped
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Apple_Mac_OS_X_Server_1.1_Rhapsody_1.1-Mac_OS_X_Server_1.1.iso (646.72 MiB / 678.14 MB)
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Apple_Mac_OS_X_Server_1.1_Rhapsody_1.1-NetBootCD.iso (600.61 MiB / 629.78 MB)
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Apple_Mac_OS_X_Server_1.1_Rhapsody_1.1-SolutionsCD.iso (177.88 MiB / 186.52 MB)
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Apple_Mac_OS_X_Server_1.1_Rhapsody_1.1-DeveloperCD.iso (392.09 MiB / 411.13 MB)
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Rhapsody 5.6 (Pele) / Zipped
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Rhapsody 5.6 (Medusa) / Zipped
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Compatibility notes

Architecture: PPC only

At least 64MB of RAM

The following is sourced from: Apple

Computer Model Mac OS X Server Version
Power Macintosh G3 All-In-One yes
Power Macintosh G3 Mini Tower yes
Power Macintosh G3 Desktop yes
Macintosh Server G3 yes
Power Macintosh G3 (Blue and White) yes
Macintosh Server G3 (Blue and White) yes
Power Mac G4 (PCI Graphics) yes
Power Mac G4 (AGP Graphics) yes
Power Mac G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) yes
Power Mac G4 (Digital Audio) no
Power Mac G4 (QuickSilver) no
Power Mac G4 (QuickSilver 2002) no
Macintosh Server G4 yes
Power Mac G4 Cube (all models) no
iMac (all models) no
eMac (ATI Graphics) no
eMac (original model) yes
iBook (all models) no
PowerBook (all models) no


Important: Only the computers explicitly marked "yes" meet the system requirements for Mac OS X Server. Apple provides technical support only for hardware-software combinations that appear on this list.  Mac OS X Server 1.x is not compatible with any computer released in or after January, 2001.


  • 1. The ATTO UL3D SCSI card is not supported in Mac OS X Server 1.2v3.
    2. This refers to Macintosh Server computers concurrent with or earlier than the latest Power Mac G4 hardware generation indicated for a particular version of Mac OS X Server, for example: "(AGP Graphics)" or "(QuickSilver)."

Use on Unsupported Computers

Because software developers sometimes must use older computers with developer releases or need to demonstrate their software using PowerBook computers, Apple has allowed for Mac OS X Server to be installed on certain unsupported computers. Services are only qualified for use on the supported computers listed above by version. If you use Mac OS X Server in an unsupported configuration in a production server environment, performance, reliability, and functionality may all be significantly degraded.


Version 1.2v3 had those limitations:

- Mac OS X Server 1.x is not compatible with any computer released in or after January, 2001.

- FireWire does not work.

- Detects USB devices on only one of your computer's USB ports at a time. To use a USB mouse, connect it to your keyboard or only connect a USB hub to one of your computer's port and plug all of your devices on the hub.

- If you receive a message indicating that your machine is unsupported, select the options from the drop down menu above indicating that you wish to attempt to install anyway.

- You should only choose to partition space on a drive you can wipe completely because reverting the rhapsody partition is unsupported in OS 8-9 as well as most, if not all, versions of OS X > 1.2v3

Emulating this? It should run fine under: QEMU

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