Pippin CD-ROMs contained a streamlined version of Macintosh operating system 7.5.2 that required the disc to be authenticated to successfully boot and launch the included software application. Consoles with developer ROMs or dongles could bypass the authentication process and even load non-Pippinized Macintosh software or boot from a floppy disk or SCSI drive.
- ↑ Technical Notes: Creating Pippin CD-ROMs, version 004, Apple Computer. 1996-05-10.
- ↑ Hacking the Pippin, Vintage Mac World. 2007-10-22. Archived 2017-08-17
- CD-ROM at Wikipedia