Move over MacOS Big Sur – Mac OS 8 is back!

(Image credit: Felix Rieseberg)

If, like us, you've found yourself yearning for simpler times during 2020, a new app has arrived that might just be for you. A Slack developer has released a working Mac OS 8 emulator, letting you relive 1997 on any modern machine running macOS, Windows or Linux.

The emulator features a host of retro programmes, including a bunch of early Adobe apps such as Photoshop 3, Premiere 4 and Illustrator 5.5. Today's MacBook Pro might be our best laptop for graphic design, but there's something strangely enjoyable about running a 20 year-old OS on a machine designed for the latest cutting-edge apps.

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.