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Nov 14, 2012 1:04 PM

I would like to know which laptops run snow leopard and ppc apps, specifically cs2. Thanks.

PowerBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,035 points)
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    Nov 14, 2012 1:07 PM (in response to jamesaz1)

    No Powerbooks run Snow Leopard.

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,035 points)
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    Nov 14, 2012 2:21 PM (in response to jamesaz1)

    Lion was released in July 2011 so most any Mac manufactured before that date runs Snow Leopard. However, the last retail version of Snow Leopard - 10.6.3 - was released in March 2010. After that date there is no public release of Snow Leopard. All subsequent updates were only included with new Macs in the box.

  • Allan Jones Level 7 Level 7 (29,585 points)
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    Nov 14, 2012 11:08 PM (in response to jamesaz1)

    Adobe CS2 contains no Intel code--it came before Intel Macs existed. You would have to run a Mac OS no higher than 10.6.8 to have Rosetta emulation run the program. Rosetta support disappeared with 10.7 Lion.

  • MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4 (1,550 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 1:30 PM (in response to jamesaz1)

    jamesaz1 wrote:

     

    I would like to know which laptops run snow leopard and ppc apps, specifically cs2. Thanks.

    This website has useful information about older Macs, so you would want to look for the "newest" MacBook or MacBook Pro that will continue to boot from Snow Leopard, so that you could either use SL exclusively, or do a "dual-boot" method of partitioning the hard drive so that you can have Snow Leopard (with Rosetta optionally installed) and Lion/Mt.Lion available to you (probably the "early 2011" and maybe the "late 2011"):

     

    http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook_pro/index-macbookpro.html

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