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Is Appleworks 6.2.9 Now Free to Use?

1093 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Jun 8, 2012 10:46 AM by Ken Kline RSS
Ken Kline Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jun 7, 2012 5:15 AM

I just got AppleWorks 6.2.9 from the Abandonware site Macintosh Garden. I gather the Apple no longer sells or supports Appleworks, so can I legally use it on my iMac G4, G5 running Tiger? Thanks.

  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (14,775 points)
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    Jun 7, 2012 8:33 AM (in response to Ken Kline)

    Even tough Apple doesn't sell or support Appleworks it doesn't mean Apple allow it to be an abandonware. You have to ask Apple about it. Here we are end users like you. I wish I knew the answer.

  • Michael Wasley Level 5 Level 5 (6,810 points)
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    Jun 7, 2012 8:40 AM (in response to Ken Kline)

    Ken Kline wrote:

     

    I gather the Apple no longer sells or supports Appleworks, so can I legally use it on my iMac G4, G5 running Tiger? Thanks.

    The fact that AW is no longer sold or supported does not mean that it is in the public domain.

  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (14,775 points)
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    Jun 7, 2012 9:02 AM (in response to fruhulda)

    There are other vendors like Amazon and Hardcoremac.

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (64,095 points)
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    Jun 7, 2012 3:42 PM (in response to Ken Kline)

    If you don't have a back catalogue of AppleWorks document, but are thinking of starting fresh with it, this is a bad time to do it. The program has been end-of-lifed for some years now, and though it has many attractive features it will not ever run on anything higher than Snow Leopard, so you would be locking yourself into a format which eventually you will not be able to retrieve.

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (64,095 points)
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    Jun 8, 2012 4:10 AM (in response to Ken Kline)

    If all you want is basic Word Processing with fonts, a simple layout, and very basic insertion of already formatted pictures, TextEdit will do all that and as it uses Rich Text format it should be compatible with anything.

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