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321 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: May 10, 2012 11:35 AM by MlchaelLAX RSS
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May 9, 2012 9:52 PM

I cannot believe how rapidly Apple has declined since Steve Jobs.

  About a year age a bought a mini mac.
what a great tool.
Very fast, ran all my graphic programs and was able to burn projects to DVD.

  So A few weeks ago bought a new mac mini and it came with Lion
which will not run any of my adobe graphic programs and it has no DVD drive.

  What is the point of having programs like imovie and iDVD if you cannot burn DVD's.

  To run my graphic programs I tried to install my old Snow leopard OS but that too was impossible.

  So I am stuck with a machine that cannot run any of my MAC programs and doesn't even have a DVD drive.

I can't even use this machine as a DVD player.


So what am I supposed to do with it?

-Patrick

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,695 points)
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    May 9, 2012 10:44 PM (in response to TheBrooklynBeat)

    Hi, I feel your pain Patrick.

     

    Lion no longer has support for PPC Apps, since Lion no longer has Rosetta.

     

    10.8 is even more useless.

     

    See if you can install 10.5.x on it, or buy an older Macthat supports 10.6 & Rosetta.

  • woodmeister50 Level 4 Level 4 (3,690 points)
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    May 10, 2012 4:07 AM (in response to TheBrooklynBeat)

    1.  What versions of the Adobe software do you have?

          Have you installed Java for Lion?  Adobe apps require

          it.  Perhaps the Adobe apps are to old and need to

           be updated?

    2.  It is quite clear in the specifications for the new Mini

          that there is no mention of a DVD drive.  Did you not

          look before you bought?

  • MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4 (1,530 points)
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    May 10, 2012 9:10 AM (in response to TheBrooklynBeat)

    Consider installing Snow Leopard (and Rosetta) into Parallels 7 in Lion.  At least you will be able to run your PPC apps:

     

    Lion+Snow_Leopard_in_Parallels.jpg

     

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=14832074#post14832074

  • woodmeister50 Level 4 Level 4 (3,690 points)
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    May 10, 2012 11:31 AM (in response to MlchaelLAX)

    Has Apple changed their stance on Snow Leopard (non-server)

    licensing?  The EULA I read for SL says that installation in

    a VM is a violation and making modifications in order to do

    so also violates their copyrights.

     

    Or is it that so many still want to use PPC stuff that they

    are basically "turning a blind eye" to those doing it?

  • MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4 (1,530 points)
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    May 10, 2012 11:35 AM (in response to woodmeister50)

    woodmeister50 wrote:

     

    Has Apple changed their stance on Snow Leopard (non-server)

    licensing?  The EULA I read for SL says that installation in

    a VM is a violation and making modifications in order to do

    so also violates their copyrights.

     

    Or is it that so many still want to use PPC stuff that they

    are basically "turning a blind eye" to those doing it?

    Prohibition of virtualizing Snow Leopard is an Urban Myth! Of course, if you do not want to do it, don't do it!

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