FAQ for PowerPC Macs

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  1. MysticCow, Apr 22, 2017
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    MysticCow macrumors 6502a

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    Well, we were discussing in the speed wiki I made about making something like this as a wiki. The original post was made well before the ability to click "is a wiki" was in the forum software.

    With this being a wiki post, anyone can come in and edit. It can allow us all to reference certain threads that are note-worthy and keep the clutter in the stickies down.

    Link to the original FAQ thread for copypasta purposes.

    So with that out of the way, LET'S WIKI THIS UP! For housekeeping purposes, everything from here on up can be deleted once we get this rolling.

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    What OS can my PowerPC run? This is also known as, "No, you can't run anything past 10.5 on a PowerPC Mac, but there are other options.

    What can I do to make my PowerPC run faster? Click to find out.

    What web browser should I use? Click for a list. TenFourFox is good on Tiger, Leopard-WebKit or TenFourFox on Leopard.

    What software can I run? Click to go to the PowerPC Archive, which has a great software selection.

    Can I have some silly stuff on my PowerPC? Click to find the silly stuff you can install on a PowerPC Mac.

    What if I'm Using 10.3 Panther? There's not a lot of info here about Panther, so it's all in one thread. Click to go to "The Panther Thread", which has all the information. It's also the best place to ask questions about Panther.
     
  2. KawaiiAurora macrumors 6502

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    Heh, the old FAQ is a tad too old and well, long. Hopefully this will be our new FAQ. It's tough being a complete newbie in a community full of people who've been using PPC Macs for at least for a few years (like most of us).
     
  3. AmazingHenry macrumors 65816

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    Great idea! I was considering starting this up myself. We should keep this FAQ shorter, the other one is way too long. I like the idea of linking to other threads.
     
  4. pochopsp macrumors 6502

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    Mmmmmm.... I agree it is long and old, but the original F.A.Q thread contains a lot of details. I like it. And I like your idea too, but I think it would be better if we could modify the original thread and add your links and others.
     
  5. AmazingHenry macrumors 65816

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    This one contains a lot of details too, just not in such a long and confusing way.

    IMO linking to other threads is the thing to do. We can keep this thread short and not confusing, and if you have a question on a certain topic (like operating systems), you can go to that certain thread to ask your question rather than derailing this thread.
     
  6. MysticCow, Apr 22, 2017
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    It is long and old...and not editable. Linking the old FAQ (as in "Help I need X for PPC") also means having to dive into all the pages for extra information. Hence, the need for one consolidated post that can be continuously edited with new information.
     
  7. AmazingHenry macrumors 65816

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    Added a link to my web browser thread, as well as a link to the PPC Archive for software.
     
  8. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    ?????

    What do you think this thread will be in five years?

    What do you think the original FAQ looked like?

    I'm not attacking or complaining but think about it. This thread will only be fresh for so long. And keeping it "new" and from being "too long" will be a hard task.

    Do you have some plan to prevent this from happening to this thread?
     
  9. KawaiiAurora macrumors 6502

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    Oh, I suggest that the FAQ isn't a large post but a post with links to go to which are all wiki post so that they could be updated by whoever feels like it. From 2011-2017, quite a lot of stuff changed but in the next 6 years (2023), I doubt that the same amount of stuff will happen. Just my 2 cents tho
     
  10. AmazingHenry macrumors 65816

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    That won't happen to this thread.

    Because it's a WikiPost, we can keep updating it. And since we're doing this by linking to other threads, it will stay semi-short and simple.
     
  11. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    We have already lengthened it just with comments unrelated to the actual content.

    If you don't think that over time people won't use this thread to ask unrelated questions or questions already answered by this FAQ or just to make comments than I can assure you they will.

    That's how the last FAQ got so long.

    I am not criticizing. Just being factual.
     
  12. AmazingHenry macrumors 65816

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    No, no... I mean the FIRST POST will be short and simple! :D
     
  13. AmazingHenry macrumors 65816

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    Put the questions in bold and added a separator line between info and questions. :)
     
  14. devon807, Nov 6, 2017
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    --- Post Merged, Nov 6, 2017 ---
    Also, what is the "best" graphics card would you recommend for a Dual 2.7 G5
     
  15. MysticCow thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    eBay or Amazon. WE SERIOUSLY CANNOT HELP YOU IF YOU WANT A TORRENT OF IT, SO PLEASE GO AND USE A SEARCH ENGINE IF THAT IS WHAT YOU WANT!

    This is being said under fear of a ban, because the mods may misinterpret this as helping you infringe on copyright.
     
  16. devon807 macrumors 6502

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    Ok, I thought there was an archive of old software one could go to and purchase a license. Thanks anyway :)
     
  17. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    If there is, I'd love to know where it is.

    Before the rise of the app store for Mac there were trial downloads and shareware that you downloaded from the developer's website. They used to have links inside the apps to redirect you to a payment page on the developer's site where you usually were emailed a serial number after purchase.

    Not much of that happens anymore because the app store dominates. Hence no central site for older PowerPC apps to purchase and download.
     
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