Limewire on PPC

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  1. Jhanson09 macrumors regular

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    I went to download the new limewire 5 version, downloaded and installed it fine but when i go to launch it says i have JAVA 1.5 and need 1.6. so i got to Java's website and it says to just run apple software update i run that and it says im completely updated. Did they not make a Java update for Power PC macs? did limewire decide to phase out all non intel macs?

    anyone used the new limewire 5? is it any good?
     
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    There are few legitimate uses for LimeWire.

    And the LimeWire operational model is generally outdated.
     
  4. Jhanson09 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just use it to get music.....
     
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    Exactly. :p

    I don't believe the latest Java update was for PPC, so that should tell you that the death knell is tolling for the platform. :eek:
     
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    i actually have the same problem! exept on my intel mac...

    apple would most likely have the java update, i will search for it when i get home and post the link here.. are you running 10.5.6? OS updates normally have java updates in them..
     
  7. Jhanson09 thread starter macrumors regular

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    yah im running 10.5.6.
     
  8. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    ok not sure try searching for java updates on apple
     
  9. Jhanson09 thread starter macrumors regular

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    im pretty sure Java just quit supporting power pc so anyone who doesn't have intel is screwed.
     
  10. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    well thats crap
     
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    agreed
     
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    that really sucks, i start to see why they are starting to cut off support for power pc but only for the 64 bit that was pretty quick.
     
  14. jw2002 macrumors 6502

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    People still use LimeWire??? I gave up on it in 2002 or so because the stuff carried on gnutella was so limited.
     
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    what do you use then?
     
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    Xtorrent is my fav.
     
  17. jw2002 macrumors 6502

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    I use Transmission which is BitTorrent based. And believe it or not, it does have legitimate uses, most notably as being a great way to fetch freeware linux distributions such as Fedora Core.
     
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    i think its a lot easier to find just single songs on limewire than it is on those.
     
  19. neonblue2 macrumors 6502a

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    Here's what Apple has done (don't be mad at Intel or Sun for this).

    Apple takes on the task of porting Java to Mac OS X rather than letting Sun do it. They reach Java 1.5 for Tiger.

    Apple releases first Intel Macs.

    Apple falls behind on the latest Java versions (by about a year or something). During this time they release the first 64-bit Intel Macs.

    Apple, at last, release Java 1.6 on the ADC - it's Intel 64-bit and Leopard only though.

    When they finally release Java 1.6 to the public there is no PowerPC or Intel Core support.

    I just ran a quick Google search and found this. I haven't check it though.

    http://www.netbeans.org/kb/61/java/javafx-jdk6-on-32-bit-mac.html
     
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    Ahhhhhh! makes sense
    thanks for the info
     
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    Frostwire still works great for me on PPC. (last time I checked.) Better then LimeWire, too.
     

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