7070Re: [wpmac] PPC Apps in Lion?
- Oct 24, 2011Again, Apple controls the hardware and the software. So they had to write /
have written the drivers for the new hardware on the new OS. It would stand
to reason that if they so chose, they could port those same drivers to the
We're not talking about incapable OSes - in fact I haven't heard of any
"Lion Only" applications. The only incompatibility is Lion can't run
everything Snow Leopard can run - not the other way around (I'm talking
about the PPC apps).
It is 100% Apple choice. And one I completely fail to see the logic in, and
do not appreciate.
However, since Snow Leopard Server will run on VMWare / et. al. - There is a
work around. So I will live it.
My statement about "seriously questioning ever buying a new Mac" was if no
other OS would run on it. Since Linux / Windows / etc. are still
compatible, I'm ok. When I bought my first new Mac, (Original White MacBook
mid-2006) - I justified the cost by telling myself "It can run Mac, Window,
and Linux - all at the same time... So it's like getting 3 computers - but
only better, because they are all in the same portable, stylish box!" I
rarely use Windows, and only really "play with" Linux - but they are still
installed on my MacBook Pro - just in case.
The suggestion to put this on an Apple Forum is a good one. I'll put my
thoughts together and do so.
Thanks to everyone for their insight and information.
*- 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 Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 11:22 AM, Patrick Sheffield <
> **[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> 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
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