4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 20, 2012 12:53 PM by aleca72
MRavelfromBC Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I am trying to install a DVD-ROM into my MacBook Pro.  The message I received when I clicked on the Install button is " Finder:  you can't open the application install.osx because PowerPC applications are no longer supported".  What does this mean and what do I have to do to correct this problem?  Thanks in advance


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • Matt Clifton Level 7 Level 7 (29,715 points)

    PowerPC applications are older programs written for the Mac before 2006. Mac CPUs went Intel that year, and all newer software is written for the new architecture.

     

    It sounds like the software you have is too old - I suggest you check in with the developers to see if they have an updated version.

     

    Matt

  • aleca72 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm having the exact same issue - except that the DVD i'm trying to use was just published in 2011. Is there no work-around way to access this material?

  • Matt Clifton Level 7 Level 7 (29,715 points)

    What kind of DVD is it? (Post the program name and/or manufacturer.)

     

    Seriously, anyone making PowerPC-only software at this point is really not doing themselves any favours.

     

    Matt

  • aleca72 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It's a DVD put out by a texbook publisher which contains powerpoints of all of the images in the book - to be used for teaching. It corresponds to the most recent edition of the book which came out last year. It's called PHDAL.APP

     

    Although I wasn't able to run it on my Mac (which really bugs), I was able to open it up on a PC here in the library & then copy the PPT's to my flash & open them on my Mac ... nothing like adding extra steps to something that supposed to make your life easier!