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Mac OS 8 The Finder was finally multithreaded - meaning that it could do more than one thing at the same time. Multithreading also meant that computers with more than one processor would experience better performance. The overall appearance of the Finder was updated to look more three-dimensiona and was also made a lot more customizable. Personal Web Sharing allowed users to host web pages on their computers.

Mac OS 8.1 was most notable for HFS+. This improved version of the Hierarchical File System introduced with System 3 freed up lots of space - hundreds of megabytes - on hard drives larger than 1 GB. Mac OS 8.1 was also the last version to support 68K Macs, all subsequent versions were PowerPC-only.

Mac OS 8.5 introduced Sherlock, an extremely advanced search program that works on local drives, network servers, and the Internet.

Mac OS 8.5.1 was a maintenance update.

Mac OS 8.6 added a Find by Content option to Sherlock, enhanced power management, and improved USB and FireWire support.