Best Text Editor/All-in-one for PowerPC

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Jak Atackka, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. Jak Atackka, Jun 5, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2012

    Jak Atackka macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2012
    Hello! I'm running a 17" PowerBook G4 with Mac OS X 10.5.8, and I'm trying to find a free equivalent to Notepad++. I've found quite a few threads, which usually suggest Textwrangler or Coda, but both are Intel-only. Are there any free options out there, or am I stuck with TextEdit?

    Also, a completely separate question that I felt didn't need its own thread: I'm trying to identify my PowerBook G4 model. The model identifier is "PowerBook5,7" and it has PC2700 DDR SDRAM, but it has a 1680x1050 screen. This is a laptop that I got as a gift when someone upgraded laptops, and I'm fairly sure they upgraded this, since I got it with a 160GB hard drive, 10.5.8, and 2GB RAM. So, which model do I have?

    - Jak Atackka
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
  3. jordanhatch macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2012

    I use Komodo Edit for everything - it works on my G5 PPC and on my C2D MacBookPro and my i7 iMac... Its great for editing simple text/html files and works even better for writing code in PHP or any other language for that matter. Give it a shot.
  4. Fishrrman macrumors G3

    Feb 20, 2009
  5. johannnn macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2009
    BBedit? Never seen a text editor with more features. Next to latest version works fine on PPC
  6. aarond12 macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2002
    Dallas, TX USA
    I second that vote. Or use vi. ;)
  7. blesscheese macrumors 6502a


    Apr 3, 2010
    Central CA
    For a PPC, either BBEdit or Tex-Edit (note: not Text Edit) are gems, for most text processing tasks. Good luck!

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