PowerPC is a RISC architecture created by the 1991 Apple–IBM–Motorola alliance, known as AIM.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

0
votes
1answer
20 views

PowerPC desktop Mac black screen fault?

Since upgrading to Yosemite, the screen on our PowerPC desktop Mac is totally black and the light on the bottom right of the monitor flashes 'dot dash dot' repeatedly. We can't seem to find a solution ...
0
votes
1answer
577 views

PowerBook G4 PMU Reset Required

I have to do a PMU reset to turn on my G4 PowerBook (1.25 GHz). This occurs on every shutdown of the system. What are potential causes of this? I'm perfectly happy to troubleshoot, but on Google ...
1
vote
2answers
36 views

SSD In iMac G4 not recognized

I recently bought an SSD and an IDE to SATA adapter. I've installed these into my iMac G4 (it's the 20" 1.25GHz model) neither the Leopard installer or Disk Utility will recognize it. The SSD is ...
1
vote
2answers
220 views

PowerPC applications no longer supported MacBook Lion

I have an interactive DVD that came with one of my college course books. I need to use this for some homework. When I try to open its says I can't run start projector because PowerPC applications are ...
1
vote
5answers
2k views

AppleTV 3 on a LAN network (no internet) with a PPC Mac and iPhone

I have had a few different things told to me on this situation. I have a wifi local area network set-up with NO Internet connection. I want to know if AppleTV will work at all with a PPC Mac ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

List of PowerPC apps

I'm breathing life again into an "old" MacMini G4 1.5Ghz. Instead of searching each and every one of my favorite apps to check whether there's still an old version that runs on PowerPC / OSX 10.5.8, I ...
1
vote
3answers
152 views

Java 7 on PowerPc

I have several powermac G4 computers running leopard, and would like to use them as a test environment for my Java 7 based applications. I have looked online a bit but could not find any way to ...
1
vote
1answer
135 views

Web development on PowerPC

I'm interested in LAMP stack and Nodejs stack for PowerPC (iMac g5). Do they exist for Mac OS X 10.5.6 PPC?
1
vote
3answers
1k views

Rosetta under Yosemite?

Is there any simple way to run rosetta under Yosemite? If not, am I correct that Snow Leopard Server will run on Parallels (and it seems this is the 'legit' way, I'd like to be 100% legal), and that ...
11
votes
6answers
59k views

Is there a way to install and use PowerPC applications on Intel Macs?

Is there any way to install and use PowerPC applications on Intel based macs? I have older Adobe software that I would like to use, and cannot use on my new iMac.
0
votes
0answers
56 views

g5 ppc osx 10.5.8 i can't change administrator password

I have a problem with my G5 PPC with OS X 10.5.8. I bought this Mac from an English friend of mine. He forgot an administrator password. I don't have the system CD or Internet connection. I tried to ...
0
votes
1answer
69 views

Can I turn a bad video card iMac g5 into headless server?

I have an iMac G5 that won't display anything because (I believe) the video card is malfunctioning. Could the machine still be functional as a headless server? I could modify the settings with a ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

Searching for binary iSightCapture image for PPC iBook

My ooold iBook is still functional (except the battery) and I would like to install a low cost room surveilance. There are many references around the internet to the iSightCapture utility, but it is ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

Leopard 10.5.x for PPC using Black ScrollBars

How do i get Leopard 10.5.x to use customized black scrollbars?
3
votes
3answers
2k views

Any way to update OSX 10.4's Bash version?

I'm running Bash version 2.05b.0(1)-release (powerpc-apple-darwin8.0) on a PowerMac (non-Intel) G5. I often connect to the internet, but not as a server and I believe my version of Bash is vulnerable ...
2
votes
1answer
61 views

Looking for OS X 10.5.8

I am trying to restore G5 Mac for audio recording purposes. I believe the hard drive has failed and I will need to replace it. My research on this computer shows the latest compatible OS X to be ...
5
votes
3answers
7k views

How can I run Warcraft III (a PowerPC app) on OS X Mountain Lion?

When I tried to install Warcraft III I got this nice message that says: You can’t open the application “Installer.app” because PowerPC applications are no longer supported. So what's the best ...
1
vote
0answers
128 views

Why my iBook G4 superdrive spits out the Mac OS X Leopard Install Disk?

The SuperDrive of my late 2005 iBook G4 died, so I installed a new one. But now the new drive does not mount the Leopard Install Disk. But it mounts any other DVDs/CDs (music, movies). The disk mounts ...
1
vote
0answers
38 views

Screen Sharing: PPC G5's Screen Becomes Unusably Bizarre After Login

I have a PPC G5 running Tiger that I access headlessly via Screen Sharing on my Late 2012 Mac Mini Server [Mt. Lion]. This worked without incident for over a year. Both computers are connected to my ...
1
vote
2answers
11k views

Is there any way to run PowerPC applications on Mountain Lion (Not installing-just opening from a CD)

I have old software (will run from a CD) in both a Mac OSX (10.5.8) and Mac OS9 version which I would like to run on Mt Lion, MacBook Pro 2012. A very similar question has been asked and answered ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

is it possible to run PowerPC apps in Mavericks? [duplicate]

I am trying to run an app downloaded from net and unfortunately its an old one. I get error that PowerPC apps are not supported. How I can run such apps on my mavericks.
1
vote
1answer
119 views

Is there TRIM support in OS X 10.6.9 for PowerPC?

A friend of mine has a PowerBook running 10.6.9. To give it another lease of life, he'd like to install an SSD. Question is: does OS X on PPC have TRIM support?
4
votes
2answers
5k views

How can I run Spotify on a PowerPC Mac?

Are there any version of Spotify that will run on a PowerPC Mac? Which one(s)? Where can I get one?
2
votes
3answers
10k views

Most suitable Mac OS X version for Power Mac G5?

I have a Power Mac G5 Dual 1.8 with 3.5GB of ram running 10.5.8 The system feels so slow though.. :( Taking in mind that this was a beast back then, which would be the best OS X version I could ...
0
votes
1answer
308 views

How can I upgrade my OS X 10.4.11 to Snow Leopard and then Mavericks?

I am on iMac PowerPC with OS X 10.4.11 Can I upgrade to Snow Leopard and then to Mavericks? If so, how?
4
votes
1answer
647 views

How can I edit the original Myst app so that it no longer requires the CD to play?

I just discovered SheepShaver and I'm mindblowingly excited! I got all my old Mac games out of storage and began to install all of them. A trick that I learned awhile ago for making playing games on ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Installing OSX onto PPC using Intel Mac and Firewire

I'm fighting a losing battle and I'm hoping you can help. I have an old G5 PPC machine with no OSX installed. I have the installation disk. Unfortunatley there seesm to be an issue with the G5 ...
4
votes
3answers
4k views

How do I transfer my Disney Digital Copy movie to iTunes using Lion?

I want to try this "Digital Copy" to iCloud movie deal but when I pop in the DVD it says: You can't open the application Up because PowerPC applications are no longer supported. Is there any ...
3
votes
3answers
4k views

Best lightweight browser for OS X 10.4.11 iBook G4

I have an iBook G4 running OS X 10.4.11 and I really would like to watch youtube videos, but it is very choppy and generally impossible to watch! I've read over this thread: ...
5
votes
3answers
9k views

Whats the last OS X that supported Power PC?

I still have an old Power PC machine and was wondering what the latest OS X build I can install on it?
1
vote
1answer
143 views

How to access internet on an Apple iBook G3 without Airport Card?

I got an old Apple iBook (second generation G3 if I'm not mistaken) without an Airport Card. Are there any other options to access the internet on it besides the ethernet port? Could I share the WiFi ...
0
votes
1answer
134 views

PowerBook G4 cannot boot up and doesn't install any versions

My school IT guy tried helping me with an issue with my old PowerBook G4. I just got it from my friend because he had no use for it and he didn't know the password. I tried resetting the password and ...
-1
votes
1answer
286 views

How to keep my PowerPC Macbook Pro running OSX 10.5.8 Leopard secure?

I have a pretty fast and good Macbook Pro with PowerPC chips inside. I cannot upgrade to newer operating systems anymore, and do not receive any upgrades anymore. Therefore, I an concerned about how ...
0
votes
2answers
4k views

install linux on imac G5

Is there a Linux distribution, that runs on an old iMac G5 with a powerPC processor? I would like to use the old iMac as computer for my mother, she would only need an up-to-date browser running, ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

Powerpc apps on a MacBook Pro with OS X 10.9

I have several Power PC apps that will no longer work with OS X 10.9. How can I remove them from my MAC?
0
votes
0answers
146 views

Two-fingered right click on iBook G4 OS X Tiger PPC

I have a PPC iBook G4 and really would like to be able to have the two-fingered click to secondary-click functionality. I did a lot of googling, but nothing really came up, mostly stuff for other ...
0
votes
0answers
2k views

Boot from USB iBook G4 Power PC

I recently got an old iBook G4 (as many of you might have noticed with all of my recent questions :D) and I wanted to install Ubuntu via USB (the iso doesn't fit on a CD and the iBook doesn't read ...
3
votes
3answers
8k views

What is the latest version of Safari that runs on PowerPC (PPC)?

I wonder if Apple still delivers new version of safari for PowerPC-based macs. On that computer, I'm stuck with firefox 3.6.28. Is Safari still updated on PPC system updates?
1
vote
2answers
433 views

Mac OS X 10.4 - Thunderbird 3 to Thunderbird 13

I'm working with an ancient PowerPC Mac running Tiger. I managed to migrate the POP email from Apple Mail 2 to Thunderbird 3, but I now need to migrate it to a newer machine with Thunderbird 13. How ...
0
votes
0answers
309 views

PPC emulator to run MacOSX 10.5

Is there any PPC emulator (for either Intel Macs or any Linux) which can run MacOSX 10.5 PPC? My current research only points me to PearPC and the latest post/release was from 2011. On the homepage, ...
6
votes
5answers
10k views

Can we upgrade PowerPC Macs to OS X 10.7 now that 10.8 is out?

I know that 10.8 is out now, but we have older Macs that will not work under 10.8, as they do not have Intel processors. Can we still buy and get 10.7, which I believe will support older CPUs?
4
votes
2answers
2k views

Is there a way to sync music between a PowerPC Mac and an iOS 7 device?

My friend has a G5 running 10.5 Leopard (the last supported version of OS X on PowerPC). However, after updating to iOS 7, syncing is no longer supported, as iOS 7 requires iTunes 11, which in turn ...
0
votes
1answer
126 views

Black screen after failed restore - G5

I tried to restore a G5, something went wrong and now I have this at startup: dyld: library not loaded: /usr/liblibconv.2.dylib Referenced from /bin/sh Reason: Incompatible library version: sh ...
1
vote
2answers
175 views

live screencasting solution that supports Power PC Macs

I have a Power PC and I have been wanting to do a live screencast of a this thing I do, but there doesn't seem to be a single widget out there that would help me out. It is not just a matter of ...
3
votes
3answers
3k views

How do I build a PC Into a Mac PPC G5 case?

How can I convert my (unfortunately) obsolete Mac G5 PPC case into a PC? It only supports Leopard OS-wise and I'd like to keep the beautiful Mac Case and reuse it with PC components inside. Can that ...
2
votes
3answers
3k views

Where can I get install discs for OS X 10.5 to max out a Powerbook G4?

Over the past year, my dad's Powerbook G4 (OS X 10.3) lost the ability to run any usable version of firefox or other end of life PPC software. Apple customer service wouldn't sell him a copy of 10.5 ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

I have a Dual G5 Power Mac I can only start in safe mode

Processor: Dual 2 GHz PowerPC G5 Memory: 1.5 GB DDR SDRAM I can only start with a safe boot. I've used the Leopard disk to run Disk Utility to repair the disks. There appears to be no problems. ...
1
vote
1answer
157 views

Which Power Adapter is the correct one for Powerbook G4 15inch FW800 - 45watts or 65watts

I have a Powerbook G4 15inch FW800 with a 45watts Apple style power adapter. Recently it would not boot up. I removed the battery and it did. However after a shutdown, later on it did not boot up ...
0
votes
1answer
70 views

User profile transfer, apps which are/were not PPC show up as PowerPPC

I have tried using the Migration Assistant, straight copy/paste using Firewire disk mode, and even a clone using Clonezilla... Both machines are 10.8.2 The old computer in System Information under ...
0
votes
1answer
150 views

Running filemaker pro 6 on an Intel-based Macbook Pro?

Recently moved my wife's content and settings from a white Macbook to an Intel-based Macbook pro. So when I went to open her contacts database created in Filemaker Pro 6, no dice, since that is a ...