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Classic Macintosh: Sherlock

Remembering Sherlock

Apple introduces Sherlock with Macintosh OS 8.0 on July 26, 1997. There were several versions of Sherlock and the software was discontinued in Mac OX 10.4 in favor of Spotlight.

Sherlock was never ported as a Universal Binary. So when Apple killed off Rosetta, it meant the end of Sherlock.

What made Sherlock neat was the ability to select the source of your search query so you know where your searching. It was a simple single source to find anything you want in one dialog box.

Sherlock Screen Shots

Apple Sherlock

Sherlock Search Sites
This is a great snapshot of internet search engine history. Notice that Google isn't listed? Know why? They were not a big player in 1999/2000.

Running Sherlock Today

When I tried to search for some of the internet sites, Sherlock crashed. I wasn't able to get any successful internet search.

I wasn't surprised by this, as I am sure most of the sites had removed the legacy code years ago.

 

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As someone who has worked on Macs since 1989, I will use my experience to share tips and tricks with you on Fridays. As a Mac user since 1989, I have seen the evolution of Mac software and hardware, and I know how Mac computers work. I also know how to troubleshoot and fix Mac problems that can arise.

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