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almost all applications cannot be running

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Apr 3, 2012 2:28 PM

Picture 2.pngReally I am astonished, almost all applications cannot be executed having a stop sign above of theirs icon. Could someone help me please how it is possible and why this is happening. How to solve this problem. I have download a lot of new programs and none of them is working well. Any kind of your help shall be much appreciated.

iBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,010 points)
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    Apr 4, 2012 6:22 AM (in response to jo-ibra)

    You are misreading it.  Those icons mean you have old editions of the software written for Rosetta, which don't work in Mac OS X 10.7.  You posted this topic in the wrong forum.  iBooks can't run 10.7.  I can still answer further questions here but I will ask a moderator move this thread.  No action is needed on your part.

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,010 points)
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    Apr 5, 2012 2:32 PM (in response to jo-ibra)

    Boot Camp will not work on iBooks.  It only works on machines labelled Macbook, or machines where Apple menu -> About This Mac says the CPU is some form of Intel.  If it is Intel, we need to know the generation of the Mac, to tell you which 10.5 will work on it.   Go to more info, and find out the Mac model  followed by two numbers, such as


    Macbook 3,1


    This will tell us which 10.5 will work.

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,010 points)
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    Apr 5, 2012 3:19 PM (in response to jo-ibra)

    From the sounds of it, I can't verify this right now, but you problably hooked up a system specific Intel Mac OS X 10.5 install to your iBook.    Boot Camp will definitely not run on your machine, but many of those other applications should be compatible with your iBook, unless you copied them over from an Intel Mac that shipped with 10.5, or attempted to use a 10.5 installer disc which has a Mac model name on it to install the applications on a hard disc and then attached it to your iBook.     The do not enter sign on each application typically indicates PowerPC applications which won't work on a 10.7 machine because 10.7 lacks Rosetta.  It logically could indicate Intel only applications which won't run on a PowerPC machine such as the iBook.   Your machine is from the 41st week of 2005, which which would indicate it is compatible with all versions of 10.5 that come on a black CD outlined on my tip


    Grey Mac model specific, and Update discs and OEM discs will not run on your iBook that say 10.5. That tip also references which Windows systems can run on the iBook, but I'm unsure if any can access data from a Boot Camp partition without networking directly to a machine using Boot Camp that has an Intel CPU on a Mac.   Lastly, you can't get an Intel CPU onto an iBook. If you are lacking any Intel Macs presently, a used or refurbished one may be within your budget*:

    10.7.1 iMac 5,1 MacBook Pro 3,1, Mac OS X (10.7.1), - * Links to my pages may give me compensation.


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