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Can I still use Appleworks 6.2.9 with Mac Mini 2012?

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Can I still use Appleworks 6.2.9 with Mac Mini 2012?

Dual 2 GHz PowerPC G5, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 2 Gig Memory
  • RRFS Level 5 Level 5 (4,425 points)
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    Nov 26, 2012 8:32 PM (in response to Patt)

    No. PowerPC Apps were supported only throuhg 10.6.8 using Rosetta. MtLion no longer supports PPC Apps.

  • MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4 (1,550 points)
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    Nov 27, 2012 2:28 PM (in response to Patt)

    The Mac Mini 2012 will come with Mt. Lion preinstalled.

     

    In order to continue to use Appleworks, consider installing Snow Leopard (with Rosetta) into Parallels:

     

    Appleworks.jpg                              click on                                    [image to enlarge]

     

    Full Snow Leopard installation instructions here:

     

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1365439

     

    To migrate away from Appleworks, review Roger Wilmut excellent piece on Abandoning Appleworks:

     

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1365439

  • Michael Wasley Level 5 Level 5 (6,810 points)
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    Dec 6, 2012 1:18 AM (in response to Patt)

    G4s and G5s will not run OS later than 10.4 or 10.5 (which depends on specifcation).

     

    Try TenFourFox as your browser, it is Firefox tweaked for 10.4 and compatible with 10.5 and has the latest security updates but not necessarily all the latest Firefox features.

     

    EDIT: There may be video issues. Have a look at Klaus1's post in this thread where he refers to Texas MacMan's ideas about getting round a Flash issue (which work).

  • MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4 (1,550 points)
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    Dec 6, 2012 2:44 AM (in response to Patt)

    Not sure what a KVM switch is: does that let you share an external Monitor screen with two or more computers?  Do you have an external monitor with either or both your G4 and G5; you do not specify which models you have?

     

    Do I understand your post to be:

     

    1)  Life is fine with your two existing Tiger Macs; but...

     

    2)  You want a "modern" Mac for internet/webrowsing/video apps.

     

    Is that correct?

  • MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4 (1,550 points)
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    Dec 7, 2012 2:41 AM (in response to Patt)

    It seems you found your solution - congratulations!

     

    I asked the KVM switch question, because if you use two computers at once, I would suggest that you start Screen Sharing in the older computer and open a Screen Sharing window on your new Mac Mini.

     

    In this way you would have access to both Tiger and Mt. Lion concurrently on your Mac Mini, if you ever decide to go that route.

  • MlchaelLAX Level 4 Level 4 (1,550 points)
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    Dec 8, 2012 8:51 AM (in response to Patt)

    Patt wrote:

     

    HA! no kidding! That would allow me to copy from an AppleWorks document and email it to myself with very little effort.    

    Actually you can have both screen sharing and file sharing turned on and just access your Tiger data from Mt. Lion without having to email...

     

    I have the 2011 Mac Mini with Lion and am very happy with it now that I can use Parallels to give me Snow Leopard (with Rosetta) capability for those few PowerPC apps that I still use.  I have no experience with the 2012 Mac Mini.

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