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Kennbu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Would someone please tell me what this is all about? My applications are not runnning since I downloaded Lion. Why would Apple do this? Why are they forcing me to purchase new software? Isn't a Mac Pro supposed to handle these applications? Why would they make an OS like this?

 

Please tell me that I am doing something wrong here and Apple is not costing me a fortune in new software.


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  • 1. Re: PowerPC Applications are no longer supported since Lion was installed
    Allan Eckert Level 8 Level 8 (41,525 points)

    The Rosetta software was not written for Lion so all PowerPC application are no longer supported.

     

    Yes, if you need that functionality you are either going to habe upgrade your software or fall back to Snow Leopard.

     

    Allan

  • 2. Re: PowerPC Applications are no longer supported since Lion was installed
    The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,880 points)

    Why would your research have failed to turn up the changes in Lion too though?

     

    Apps incompatible with OS X Lion

     

    RoaringApps Mac OS X Lion Application Compatibility

     

    Lots of discussions in the Lion forum and on the web @ Macfixit, Macintouch and others over the months leading up and since.

     

    I don't see any compelling reasons yet for Lion and still early adopters only stage.

  • 3. Re: PowerPC Applications are no longer supported since Lion was installed
    Grant Bennet-Alder Level 8 Level 8 (49,250 points)

    My "top 6" list of Applications no longer supported:

     

    Quicken 2007

    Offfice 2004

    Adobe CS2

    FileMaker 6

    Eudora 6

    AppleWorks

     

    A lot of these are sort of old, but some have no direct replacements, such as Quicken 2007. You will have to switch to something else to stay with 10.7. In some cases, you need to execute the old software to create export files because there is no direct import of the old file formats, either.

     

    It certainly is a pain.

  • 4. Re: PowerPC Applications are no longer supported since Lion was installed
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,420 points)

    Kennbu wrote:

     

    Would someone please tell me what this is all about? My applications are not runnning since I downloaded Lion. Why would Apple do this? Why are they forcing me to purchase new software? Isn't a Mac Pro supposed to handle these applications? Why would they make an OS like this?

     

    Please tell me that I am doing something wrong here and Apple is not costing me a fortune in new software.

    Just go back to Snow Leopard and stay there

  • 5. Re: PowerPC Applications are no longer supported since Lion was installed
    Kennbu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    How do I go back to 10.7? Do I uninstall Lion? Do I download 10.7

  • 6. Re: PowerPC Applications are no longer supported since Lion was installed
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,420 points)

    Kennbu wrote:

     

    How do I go back to 10.7? Do I uninstall Lion? Do I download 10.7

    Lion is 10.7

  • 7. Re: PowerPC Applications are no longer supported since Lion was installed
    Grant Bennet-Alder Level 8 Level 8 (49,250 points)

    Boot from your 10.6 DVD and Install 10.6, then use Software Update to bring it up to date.

  • 8. Re: PowerPC Applications are no longer supported since Lion was installed
    Grant Bennet-Alder Level 8 Level 8 (49,250 points)

    I just did this (Installed 10.6 over a working 10.7) with a new MacBook Pro without erasing anything. It did not insist that I had to somehow remove 10.7 first. It installed 10.6.7 and then updated it, with only two extremely minor issues that I have found:

    1) I had to re-set Date&Time due to loss of Time Zone Preferences, and

    2) I had to reset Appearance Preferences.

     

    Of course, "Your mileage may Vary."

  • 9. Re: PowerPC Applications are no longer supported since Lion was installed
    EDS513 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I myself am EXTREMELY upset about this change with Lion.  I feel I wasted my $$$ upgrading because I am a NURSING student who spent a lot of money on learning tools to make myself "A BETTER NURSE for in the future", a nurse that needs these tools that are no longer supported and able to use because of Lion-I bet the people that came up with that not so bright idea did not think that well when they get sick, their nurse that had a MAC could have provided better care if she/he would have been able to use her learning tools Related to NURSING AND PROVIDING CARE FOR PATIENTS.  I do not think these people clearly thought this through.  I do not believe too many learning tools for any field these days comes with a cd strictly for Mac users.  And what ***** is I have an IMAC and a Macbook Pro.  They need to fix this.  This semester is almost up and I really need to be able to use these tools in my Macs.

  • 10. Re: PowerPC Applications are no longer supported since Lion was installed
    Matt Clifton Level 7 Level 7 (27,790 points)

    Check the webpages for your software tools, or contact the developers directly. The Mac went Intel about 6 years ago; the responsibility is on the developers to update their software to a Universal or Intel model.

     

    Matt

  • 11. Re: PowerPC Applications are no longer supported since Lion was installed
    The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,880 points)

    Did that leave any type of "Previous System" tucked away? hidden? archived?

     

    I'm glad you could.

     

    A LOT of people though are not pouring through web pags and knew about Rosetta or what affect or impact. Some look at the cost of staying with what works, what they paid for, and would cost big $$$s to move up. Not everyone is ready or has CS5.5 for one thing.

     

    Some 'wasted' their efforts investing and maintaining Carbon coded apps. Every OS release changes enough that retooling has to be done and more testing and often takes six months or you wait for the next major 3rd party update and release.

     

    There were still plug-ins using powerpc long after the apps went "universal" but there are shades of universal too.

     

    The Mac Pro is just over 5 yrs, not six and a lot of apps like CS3 was not Intel only or fully 'universal' and CS4 was then 'needed' to be 'compatible' with Leo 10.5.x, then SL, and now Lion, and more changes.

  • 12. Re: PowerPC Applications are no longer supported since Lion was installed
    a brody Level 9 Level 9 (63,285 points)

    You can also install Windows on your Mac*:

    http://www.macmaps.com/macosxnative.html#WINTEL

     

    In some cases support for older applications is better on Windows than on Lion itself without Windows.

  • 13. Re: PowerPC Applications are no longer supported since Lion was installed
    baciami9 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    EDS513 wrote:

     

    I myself am EXTREMELY upset about this change with Lion.  I feel I wasted my $$$ upgrading because I am a NURSING student who spent a lot of money on learning tools to make myself "A BETTER NURSE for in the future", a nurse that needs these tools that are no longer supported and able to use because of Lion-I bet the people that came up with that not so bright idea did not think that well when they get sick, their nurse that had a MAC could have provided better care if she/he would have been able to use her learning tools Related to NURSING AND PROVIDING CARE FOR PATIENTS.  I do not think these people clearly thought this through.  I do not believe too many learning tools for any field these days comes with a cd strictly for Mac users.  And what ***** is I have an IMAC and a Macbook Pro.  They need to fix this.  This semester is almost up and I really need to be able to use these tools in my Macs.

     

    I know this thread is old but I had to respond because I FEEL YOUR PAIN!! I am also a nursing student and for months now NONE of my resources work anymore!! I've been using my bf's PC and I'm getting sick of it and finally am taking the time today to try and revert back to Leapord. I can't take it anymore!!!!!!

  • 14. Re: PowerPC Applications are no longer supported since Lion was installed
    EDS513 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I probably did not write this too long ago.  My Macbook pro is in the shop, no idea what is wrong with it.  I am typing from my IMAC desktop that is actually a yr older.  I am debating on financing a new macbook pro.  I tried to take my fience's PC to lecture and I HATED IT.  I cannot go from a MAC to a PC, it just *****, and now, being a nursing student, it sure is hard to afford a new MAC.  I am in 2nd semester-Medsurg and Pharmacology plus clinicals, I use my laptop for almost everything.  It comes second to the fience (not really,  but real close) and it is killing me without it!!!!! 

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