Macintosh System 2

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Macintosh System 2-tan
Character information
Common name Mac OS2-tan
Also known as System 2, Mac OS2, "Ahiru-chan"
First appearance Oct. 2006
Height 127 cm (4'2")
Hair color black
Eye color silver
Faction House of Mac
Lineage Classic Mac
Technical information
System personified Macintosh System 2
Developer(s) Apple Inc.
Debut April 1985
Latest release v2.0

Technical details

Macintosh System 2 has some speed and stability improvements over System 1.x, and introduced two very important commands to the Mac OS: Shut Down (the command in the system was safer than turning off the power switch on the computer itself), and New Folder (easier way to create new folders). While it still can't multitask, a feature called Minifinder was introduced to make switching from one program to another quicker.

Some sources say that the last version of System 2 was 2.1, but others say that 2.0 was the only release, making it possible that this OS never had any updated releases.

Character details

General description

Macintosh System 2-tan looks a lot like System 1-tan but has two straight side ponytails on the left, and wears a sash over her dress. She carries a Newspeak-to-Oldspeak dictionary with her, and brings puppets with her when presenting her lectures (attendance mandatory in the Mac House!) on literature and why old technology is better, among other things. The puppets serve to keep to keep her family's attention.

She is observant, witty, and intelligent; also more calm and stable than System 1-tan, but is uptight and does not tolerate getting ignored. Like System 4-tan, she has an inferiority complex, but usually doesn't handle it constructively and is prone to verbal aggression when ignored for too long.

She gets along best with Apple II-tan, Macintosh System 1-tan, Macintosh OSX Panther-tan and Mac OSX Leopard-tan.

Family and relationships

In the Mac House, she condemns the OSX-kuns' perverted antics, but rarely intervenes as she's too busy in her work, and fears that trying to lecture them into submission might not have the impact that it used to.

Although highly intelligent, she is misunderstood and is often ignored by just about everybody, and few believe what she says- even if it is good advice. This reflects how Macintosh System 2 is one of the most obscure and least used Mac OSes, supported only on the first two Macintosh models (the 128k and 512k) which could easily upgraded to System 3. These same two Macs also support System 1 which may actually be used less than System 2 but has a legacy for being the first and having a history. She hates feeling ignored, and swears that someday she'll have the last laugh.


She is a fast runner, and contributed to the Mac House (then Apple Family)'s desktop publishing legacy, but other than that, she got the short end of the stick and is practically useless in combat. But in recent years she has learned to be a decent tactician and medic in case of a virus-tan attack.

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