7060Re: [wpmac] PPC Apps in Lion?
- Oct 21, 2011On Oct 21, 2011, at 11:01 AM, Chad Smith wrote:
> I never knew that. I wonder what the thinking is. I mean I know mostIt isn't a conspiracy. Apple doesn't "actively prevent" Macs from
> people wouldn't ever want to install an earlier version of OS X -
> but why
> make the effort to actively prevent it from happening?
running older versions of the OS.
New Mac models have new firmware. The OS that they come with
supports that firmware, earlier versions of the Mac OS were written
before that firmware existed, so they don't support it. It's that
It isn't entirely true that if you purchase a current brand-new Mac
that, of course, comes with Lion, that you can't install Snow Leopard
on it and have it work. If your new Mac was on the market prior to
the introduction of Lion, it will run Snow Leopard just fine. Snow
Leopard was written with that model's firmware in mind, and, in fact,
that model was previously offered with Snow Leopard. Apple doesn't
cripple their Macs so that they can no longer run versions of the OS
that they were previously offered with.
Randy B. Singer
Co-author of The Macintosh Bible (4th, 5th, and 6th editions)
Macintosh OS X Routine Maintenance
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