1 Reply Latest reply: Oct 3, 2011 5:27 AM by Barry Hemphill
Clive P. Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Appologies if this is in the wrong place but I can't find a time machine section.

 

I've had time machine running for a couple of years but never actually needed it.

 

I've now had Lion for a couple of months but I'm not really convinced that I like it. A few of my programs turned out to be Power PC !

 

I still have time machine back ups which are snow leopard, so can I go back in time to the "good ol days " and make a dupe copy of my hard drive to an external drive. Then travel forward - " back to the future" and carry on using my mac as I do today. Then when I need a defunked program, could I boot up from the external drive and work in Snow Leopard? Or would this some how disrupt the time space continium?

  • Barry Hemphill Level 8 Level 8 (36,755 points)

    Hi:

     

    What you describe "might" work, but I think it would be most confusing.

     

    Most of us encountered Power PC programs that would not run under OS X 10.7.  Most software developers have provided updates by now.  I only had one issue - Office 2004 needed to be updated to Office 2011.  I abandoned the Microsoft stuff and switched to iWork (less expensive and compatible).

     

    Everything new will be written to run under OS X 10.7.  Eventually you would find yourself in a dead end street with obsolete software.

     

    End of gratuitious advice

     

    Barry