Compatible with PowerPC macs?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by StephenCampbell, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. StephenCampbell macrumors 65816

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    I've been thinking of buying a used PowerBook G4, just to have if I need to do writing on the road, but I would want to be able to transfer files between it and my intel mac running Lion. Is that still completely compatible? I assume it is.
     
  2. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    No way. Lion is intel only and won't even run PPC apps in Rosetta.
    Oops, you said files. Documents, music will transfer. Nothing system related is compatible.
     
  3. StephenCampbell thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well, I'd be running a PPC version of pages on the powerbook... so would that open in a newer version of pages on the intel mac?
     
  4. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    As long as it's a pages file, it will work.
     
  5. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    Yes, files are files. As long as the program runs on Lion it should open even if that program runs on an older system.
     
  6. DustinT macrumors 68000

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    Yes, you'll never be able to run Lion on a PPC system but there's no reason the files won't be compatible. Something like Evernote or Dropbox... or iCloud... would be a great way to keep an updated copy of the files at hand.
     

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