Macintosh System 5
This article could be expanded on and use more details, and needs them as much as XP-tan needs more RAM!
|Macintosh System 5-tan|
|Common name||Mac OS5-tan|
|Also known as||Phantom of the Macintosh|
|First appearance||Oct. 2006|
|Height||163 cm (5'4")|
|Eye color||pink (right), silver (left)|
|Faction||House Of Mac, Binteeji Renmei (semi-retired)|
|System personified||Macintosh System 5, may also represent System Software 5 (System 4.2+Finder 6.0)|
|Debut||8 Oct 1987 (System Software 5), System 5 doesn't exist.|
|Latest release||System Software 5.1 (System 4.3 + Finder 6.0)|
Macintosh System 5 doesn't exist- the Mac OS skipped from System 4.2 (part of System Software 5.x) to System 6.0, so that the version numbers in System Software 6 and onwards would be matched up.
System Software 5 introduced Multifinder; an alternate Finder that allows for co-operative multitasking, a color interface and labels.
This character mainly represents System 5, but may also represent System Software 5 as well.
This more common appearance as Mac System 5-tan is a phantom, invisible to those outside the Mac family, her existence is believed to only be an urban legend by outsiders. She can only be seen by the Classic Macs, plus A/UX and the early OSXs due to their compatibility with the Classic Mac.
She has dark purple hair in a ponytail, topped with a leaf-shaped cowlick, carries a magic wand, wears long opera-style gloves, boots, a dark cape, a frilly dress; her dresses are Victorian-esque, multi-layered, are mainly white or grey with hints of color; she is also much taller than her older sisters (31 cm taller than System 4-tan), since System 4.2 is much larger in size than its predecessors. She dresses fancier than most of her sisters, but doesn't have a larger appetite, since 4.2 doesn't have increased hardware requirements despite the 5-fold increase in size. The magic wand she carries is in the style of a traditional magician's wand, stylized with Classic elements to it; it also represents Multifinder and usually uses magic for the purpose of multitasking
She is a talented magician, fortune-teller, organ player and prankster who especially likes pranking outsiders. Personality-wise, she is friendly, playful and loves to joke around, but feels lonely when others visit because they can't see her.
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