7066Re: [wpmac] PPC Apps in Lion?
- Oct 23, 2011I get the decision to stop supporting OS 9.
I even understand licensing issues with Rosetta.
But since Apple designs the hardware and the software ... including the
firmware... they could easily make it possible - if they wanted to - to
install whatever flavor of OS X you wanted. As has been pointed out, you
can still install Windows or Linux. It *HAS TO* be a purposeful action by
Apple to limit user choice. There's no way around it. Windows XP is over
10 years old, and it runs on any Intel Mac. Any "Firmware issue" i created
by Apple - on purpose.
And that decision is one I am 100% against. It doesn't even make sense to me
if I look at Apple as nothing but a greedy corporation. If I have bought a
brand new Mac, I have, included in that price, paid the license fee for
Lion. Whether or not I use that OS is up to me. They got their money. And
it is very likely I paid for the license for the older OS X as well. But by
limiting the choice, they prevent even the possibility of anyone buying a
license of Snow Leopard from Apple to run on my late 2011 Mac. It's just
stupid no matter how I look at it.
*- Chad W. Smith*
*"I like a man who's middle name is W."*
President George W. Bush - February 10, 2003 bit.ly/gwb-dubya
On Sun, Oct 23, 2011 at 1:36 AM, Randy B. Singer <randy@...>wrote:
> > Randy B. Singer wrote:
> > >It isn't a conspiracy. Apple doesn't "actively prevent" Macs from
> > >running older versions of the OS.
> On Oct 22, 2011, at 3:05 PM, J.J. McVeigh wrote:
> > These were design decisions by Apple.
> Well, yes, Apple has decided at certain points to cut off backwards
> compatibility for some technology. But only after, as you pointed
> out, allowing for a transition period.
> That's more or less what happened with Rosetta. With Rosetta Apple
> allowed for quite an extended transition period.
> That's different than the fact that Snow Leopard can't run on many
> new Macs. In general, OS X these days is specific to the current
> firmware that Apple sells.
> Neither situation is a conspiracy.
> Randy B. Singer
> Co-author of The Macintosh Bible (4th, 5th, and 6th editions)
> Macintosh OS X Routine Maintenance
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