Buying a new iMac / Will old software work?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by jdnphotography, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. jdnphotography macrumors newbie

    Nov 18, 2007
    I'm looking into buying a brand new iMac. I currently have a iMac G5 Second Generation 2.0 GHz.

    Will the older software i have on it work on a brand new iMac? ms office, photoshop?
  2. iLog.Genius macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    They will work but in the case for Photoshop, you might find it to be a bit slower. Because it was originally made for PowerPC CPU's, your new iMac (Leopard) will have to translate it to a language that Intel CPU's can read through a process called Rosetta.

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