I need to update my PowerPC apps after installing Lion OS X, and if not find a way to run them on Lion using a patch, emulator, converter or otherwise? All help appreciated, thanks for reading. Please note, I do not curretny have a hard-copy of Lion or Snow Leopard.
I feel Apple has really let its users down by creating all these compatiblity problems. Myself along ith many other Mac users have to spend valuable time and money, which we won't get back just trying tto find solutions to these problems. It really does lower my opinion of Apple.
Use your System Discs you got with your computer and return your system to it's previous state with your last Time Machine Backup. If you were on Snow Leopard and have lost your discs then ring Apple and you can probably get a replacement set for a nominal fee.
>PowerPC applications don't work in Lion and can't be made to work.
I wouldn't say "can't be made to work." Developers who choose not to update their applications are the ones leaving their users behind. And Petermac has the right idea. Even if you don't have a backup, you can always install an older operating system, if it is supported for that Mac on an external hard drive. Macs basically have always been designated as only able to run the Mac operating system that came with them (typically the one that is current at the time of their manufacture), and newer to the limit of the hardware. What would be helpful in your migration, is to find out if there are equivalent less expensive applications you can get to open your documents, or if the cost of getting the original discs/and external hard drive is worth it to proceed on your migration. So please communicate to us which you need, and if you are able to or unable to proceed down one path or the other.