April 7, 1997: The system of Apple's System 7 operati receives its latest update with the Mac OS 7.6 shipping
The update brings some bugfixes and supports the new Apple Power Macs and the PowerBook 3400. More importantly, it marks the end of the System 7 era, which dates back to 1991.
Unlike today, when we receive a new year MacOS versi, things have evolved at a slower pace in the 1990s. System 7 arrived in May 1991, bringing some nice features such as the introducti of QuickTime to Macs.
This was the first Apple operating system available compact discs. (Customers could also get it a set of 15 floppy disks.) System 7 was also the Mac operating system that was facing the cquering world (at least in terms of popularity) Windows 95.
Before Windows 95 the shelves August 24, 1995, Cupertino employees were traveling with stickers to read "Windows 95 = Macintosh". The joke compared the new operating system from Microsoft to a …