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Hardware-wise: PowerPC is a microprocessor developed mainly by the three developing companies Apple, IBM, and Motorola. It is built with reduced instruction-set computer (RISC) which speeds-up the operation of MIPS (million instructions per second). PowerPC is mainly based on IBM’s earlier Power architecture because it has a similar RISC instruction set for ...


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There was an emulation layer called Rosetta to allow Intel Macs to run PowerPC applications that Apple provided from Mac OS X 10.4 to 10.6. Sadly, they removed it in 10.7 Lion and it no longer works. Given that you said your iMac is brand new, it presumably came with Lion preinstalled, and is unable to run anything older. So, unfortunately, the answer is no. ...


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If your attempting to upgrade a PowerPC Mac the most you can upgrade one of those is Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, since it was the last version of OS X to support PowerPC processors. So the answer is no to upgrading to any OS beyond Mac OS X 10.5 if the Mac your trying to upgrade is has a PowerPC processor. If you have an Intel Mac that support OS X Lion and you ...


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PPC Macs refers to the generation of Macintosh computers created in the mid to late 1990s through to 2006 that used PowerPC RISC based chips made by IBM or Motorola. That last PowerPC based Macintosh, the PowerMac G5 stopped being sold in August 2006. The latest version of Mac OS X a PowerPC chip enabled computer was able to run was Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) ...


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snow leopard (OS X 10.6) is also the first Mac OS release since the introduction of System 7.1.2 that does not support the PowerPC architecture, as Apple now intends to focus on its current line of Intel-based products. Thus OSX supported PowerPC upto and including version 10.5 (Leopard)


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10.5 Leopard is the last to support PowerPC as far as I know: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac_OS_X


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There is a solution: Use Snow Leopard. It comes with rosetta which is an emulation layer for PPC apps. If you use Lion there is also a solution: Use Snow Leopard: To achieve a dual system configuration use either VirtualBox, VMWare Fusion or Parallels Desktop for Mac. Install Snow Leopard on a virtual machine. Install Rosetta and your applications. Run ...


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The PowerPC and Intel Macs are totally different architectures, so you are correct, you could only really emulate a PowerPC install on an intel machine, versus virtualize Windows/Mac OS/Linux on a intel machine. There are some PowerPC emulators, but the one I know of for OS X would be PearPC. I have used PearPC a very long time ago, and don't know how well ...


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tar is installed as part of the system utilities, the only way it can be still an old version is if you upgraded your OS in place since before Intel days, or if you have an old version of tar sitting in your PATH that is being invoked before the system one is. First, run which tar in shell. If it says anything other than /usr/bin/tar, it's not the ...


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I agree 100% with Adam's answer that DRM is a horrible thing, and "Digital Copy" in particular is a bad joke; see here. However, I'll point out you can still watch your Up! Digital Copy on your Mac, even if OS X Lion doesn't support the PowerPC-based installer software on Disney's antiquated disc. I had the same issue and solved it as follows: ...


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Although you can no longer buy Lion through the App Store or directly by SKU from the online store, you can still order Lion after Mountain Lion was released. I called 1-800-MY-APPLE, it took some time to get through but they told me that I would be able to purchase Lion, OS X 10.7 from them for $19.99. They would send me the physical copy through the ...


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When it comes to Apple hardware, the differences between the last generation of PowerPC and the first generation of Intel were fairly minor, as far as the end user experience goes. They used the same form factors, and the all-new internals were quite effectively hidden by the unchanged exterior and the accommodations the operating system made for ...


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Two ideas I can think of. First, dual boot with OS X 10.6, which still supports Rosetta. The other is to obtain a copy of Snow Leopard Server, which had a license which allowed you to run it in a virtual machine. (The license for normal SL did not allow you to run it in a VM. Lion and Mountain Lion changed the license to allow it.) Then use Parallels ...


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Since this topic popped up again, several months later, I'll add a quick and impolite answer: No, you cannot install 10.7 on any Mac that does not have an Intel processor. All releases of OS X starting with 10.6 require Intel processors.


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You may want to give Mac OS X 10.4.11 a try. Reference: http://lowendmac.com/ed/royal/08sr/tiger-or-leopard.html


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as long as iTunes 10 (newer version of iTunes) need OS X 10.5 (Leopard) as it's minimum requirement and you can install leopard on your Powerpc then latest itunes that was supported by Powerpc is the last one iTunes 10.


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OK. Here is the solution I found, which is terrible but it works. Basically, I went to the Finder, opened the Search Criteria and searched for anything with named Maxtor and Seagate. After deleting several files, one of which had the word notification in it, I don't see the popup anymore. Most other solutions on Apple support site refer to removing files ...


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Your G3 probably has a dead motherboard battery. Depending on the model, they are usually not that hard to replace and cost between $2 and $30. As for the G4, I'd say physical damage from the fall is a pretty good assumption. Since it sounds like multiple components are damaged, it may not be worth the effort to fix unless you just like to tinker.


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This depends on the OS you're running. Leopard: Safari 5.0.6 Tiger: Safari 4.1.3 Newer Macs can use... Snow Leopard/Lion: Safari 5.1.4


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Instructions for installing Snow Leopard (and Rosetta) into Parallels 7 in Lion: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1365439


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This site appears to have a link to the latest version that supports PPC. I don't have a PPC Mac, so I can't verify it. It also mentions that this will not last forever, as Spotify will update their servers at some point and not allow that version to connect any more. You can also try Spotify-0.6.6.10.dmg from PowerPC Software Archive.


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PowerPC is only supported up until Mac Os X 10.5 (Leopard), so Mavericks is out of the question. Snow Leopard (10.6) is also too high. 10.5 is the highest possible.


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No, there isn't. And if there was an emulator, it probably wouldn't be fast enough for games (unless it was the equivalent of Rosetta).


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Sheepshaver is another emulator for PPC chips. The default big-endian behavior and run-time switching make a true emulator both slow and tricky to implement.


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The primary solution for PowerPC Macs was Microsoft's now-defunct Virtual PC. It was discontinued several years ago, so you'll really have to do some digging to find a copy. (Be warned -- it runs slow as molasses. You'd probably be better off buying a cheap PC.) There's also Q emulator, which supposedly runs on PowerPC, but I have never tried it.


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You're running the Latest and Last version of OS X that is supported on Power PC architecture. Snow Leopard and Lion both require an Intel Chipset. I'd suggest making a new user account and see if that makes any difference. Many preferences and settings are set per user and this can fix some problems. Also buy some more ram. It will help a lot.


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The Intel chips at the time of the transition were sourced to be far more thermal and power efficient than the PPC chips of the time. Intel had much more room to grow within the same thermal and physical envelopes in terms of clock rate and the amount of hardware needed to support a given processor choice. The PPC roadmap was shooting for massive clock ...


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Besides maybe posting to Craigslist for a better deal, 10.5.6 is still available for sale on Amazon. Please know there was no PPC-specific version of the installer (it works cross-architecture), so if you find one it will work on that Mac (as long as its processor is 867 Mhz or faster w/ 9 GB of free disk space and a DVD drive). It was only Tiger that had ...


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iMovie, part of Apple's iLife suite, is an affordable video editing solution for a hobbyist.


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The iMacs range from supporting EIDE ATA-3 to Ultra ATA as noted in EveryMac.com under the "Int. HD Interface:" section for each iMac, but the good news is that they are all backwards compatible. Fortunately, the technology itself is pretty easy to use, even if the labels given to it often stink. So one useful way of dealing with all the standards and ...



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