5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 22, 2012 11:36 PM by Courcoul
obgyn1ob Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

how do i get mac os x v10.7 to support power pc applications?


MacBook Pro (13-inch Late 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • 1. Re: how do i get mac os x v10.7 to support power pc applications?
    Niel Level 10 Level 10 (242,110 points)

    You run Mac OS X Server 10.5 or 10.6 through a product such as VirtualBox.

     

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  • 2. Re: how do i get mac os x v10.7 to support power pc applications?
    steve359 Level 6 Level 6 (12,040 points)

    You do not.  Rosetta has been dropped in Lion and later OSX versions.

     

    If your system came with SL originally (made up through June 2011), you can boot SL on a different partition from the Lion partition, but that is it.

  • 3. Re: how do i get mac os x v10.7 to support power pc applications?
    obgyn1ob Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    How do I know if my computer came with SL and if i do have it how do I boot it on a different partition?  Will this help me open all of my email attachments that are no longer supported?  Sorry, i'm not so computer savy.  Thanks.

  • 4. Re: how do i get mac os x v10.7 to support power pc applications?
    steve359 Level 6 Level 6 (12,040 points)

    If your system came with gray disks that state a version of 10.6.x, it came with SL.  But late 2011 came without any install media, which means "Lion only".  Some people received a system even in late 2011 that was "leftover stock" from early 2011.  I did not know if you had been in that group.

     

    Niel, who is much more smartly tham mees be, should be your guide.

     

    SL "server" (which is a different and more expensive variant of SL) can run inside a VM (virtual machine) package.  Normal SL cannot be "virtualized".

  • 5. Re: how do i get mac os x v10.7 to support power pc applications?
    Courcoul Level 6 Level 6 (11,470 points)

    MacOS X 10.7.0, aka "Lion", was released on June 20, 2011. In 2011, Apple released two iterations of MacBook Pro: "Early 2011" (Feb 24, 2011) and "Late 2011" (Oct 24, 2011). Up until Lion's release date, all Mac computers came with Snow Leopard, Lion's predecessor. And all subsequent are supposed to run only Lion. However, the hardware differences between the Early and Late models were evolutionary rather than revolutionary. So, in a pinch, SL will run fine on Late models and make good use of most if not all of the hardware.

     

    If you have the HDD split into two or more partitions and they contain bootable systems, just press down the Option key prior to the startup chime and a list of them will pop up. This is the Boot Manager in action, and it will allow you to choose from which to boot. Or if you want to make the choice permanent, visit the Startup Disk item in System Preferences, where a similar list will appear; just click to select the default boot volume to use upon next restart.