Currently Being ModeratedDec 6, 2012 9:34 AM (in response to mortsyn)
This is exactly why I haven't updated OS X past OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. Snow Leopard was the last version that allowed older PowerPC applications to work.
OS X allowed you to install Rosetta, a PowerPC emulator, to allow older software to still function on Intel Macs.
I still have too many older PowerPC apps that I cannot afford to upgrade at this point. So, I am happy to stay on this older version of OS X. Plus, I am not a fan of OS X turning more and more into a hybrid of OS X and iOS.
If the original poster wants Freehand back, the poster will have to backup all of the data on the iMac to an external FireWire drive, reformat the iMac's internal drive, reinstall OS X 10.6 Snow Leoaprd and all of the updates and then either clone or reinstall all of the software and data from off the backup drive.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 8, 2012 2:16 PM (in response to mortsyn)
Use Freehand in Snow Leopard (with Rosetta) installed into Parallels:
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Full Snow Leopard installation instructions here: