4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 5, 2012 4:21 AM by PhillipChambers
PhillipChambers Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

OK, I have had a Mac in the past. Powerbook.

I now have a MacBook Pro.

I want to put the software I used on the Powerbook onto the Macbook Pro - but it says I can't becuase the new system "doesn't support PowerPC applications".

BIIIG BUMMER.

Is there somekind of interface I can use to get around this without upgrading the software??


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (282,175 points)

    Yes. Running Mac OS X Server 10.5 or 10.6 in emulation.

     

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  • PhillipChambers Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Niel - this is starting to work for me.

     

    So to be clear...

     

    1. "Emulation" - is that in Parallels or VMWare Fusion? (I'm running VMWare Fusion for Minitabs Stats in Windows already)

    2. Mac OS X Server 10.5 or Mac OS X Server 10.6, is that different to "OS X 10.5 or OS X 10.6"?? (my guess is YES, due to the "server"...)

     

    If I get OS X server, run it in VM Ware Fusion, Install my PowerPC supported software, they SHOULD run?!?!

     

    Just to be clear... I'd really appreciate your feedback again!

     

    Thanks

     

    Phill

  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (282,175 points)

    1. Yes. It can also be in VirtualBox.

    2. Yes.

    3. Yes.

     

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  • PhillipChambers Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Mucho Gracia to Niel!

    If I try this and it works.

    Excellent!

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Phill