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iBook G4 PPC can run on new Lion?

290 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 28, 2012 9:14 AM by tzbikowski RSS
3rycka_ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 28, 2012 9:11 AM

I have the old white iBook G4 power PC. I have no clue what power PC means, but I don't like it. I can't download/update anything.
I can't update Flash player, iTunes, get Photoshop, Firefox, AIM, I can't get any of that. My Mac is running on Snow Leopard, I think? But I was wondering if I could have it run on the new Lion, without a disk or something. I don't have the money to buy a whole CD for it. Everytime I try and download older versions, it still won't let me!

iPod touch (4th generation), iOS 6.0.1, iTunes, iBook G4
  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (234,660 points)
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    Nov 28, 2012 9:13 AM (in response to 3rycka_)

    It can't be upgraded past Leopard 10.5.8 or run any software which is listed as requiring Mac OS X 10.6 or an Intel Mac.

     

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  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,480 points)
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    Nov 28, 2012 9:13 AM (in response to 3rycka_)

    Welcome to the Apple Support Communities

     

    PowerPC is a processor architecture. OS X Mountain Lion doesn't support PowerPC-based computers, so you can only upgrade to Mac OS X Leopard. If you've this OS X version and you can't install those programs, buy a new computer

  • tzbikowski Level 4 Level 4 (1,945 points)
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    Nov 28, 2012 9:14 AM (in response to 3rycka_)

    Power PC means it is not Intel

    Unfortunately you will not be able to upgrade your system further.


    The only way forward is to replace this computer or use it as it is.

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