Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

7069Re: [wpmac] PPC Apps in Lion?

Expand Messages
  • Patrick Sheffield
    Oct 24, 2011
      The problem is that the newer hardware - say the gfx card - will not have existing drivers in the older OS. Sometimes this can be worked around by installing the proper drivers into the older OS, but sometimes it's CPU support that is built into the kernel.

      Patrick Sheffield
      Sheffield Softworks

      On Oct 23, 2011, at 9:43 AM, Chad Smith wrote:

      > 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
      > > ___________________________________________
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      >
      >



      [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    • Show all 29 messages in this topic