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7066Re: [wpmac] PPC Apps in Lion?

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  • Chad Smith
    Oct 23, 2011
      I 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.
      > http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2681
      > Neither situation is a conspiracy.
      > ___________________________________________
      > Randy B. Singer
      > Co-author of The Macintosh Bible (4th, 5th, and 6th editions)
      > Macintosh OS X Routine Maintenance
      > http://www.macattorney.com/ts.html
      > ___________________________________________

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