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CooperBox

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Although this is a MBPro Intel query rather than PowerPC, I thought I'd get more feedback from the brains on this forum than elsewhere.
Just about to sell a MBPro1.1 running 10.6.8 and the prospective buyer wishes to use Skype. Is there a version that is still usable?
I've done a number of searches and THIS link was indicated. The page opens, I click on the download link which then immediately states, 'Unable to connect'. Is there a genuine problem with downloadoldapps.com?
Same problem with the links:
http://www.oldapps.com/mac/skype.php?system=mac_os_x_10.6_snow_leopard_intel
and:
http://www.oldapps.com/mac/skype.php?old_skype=10001
Any other suggestions to download a useable Skype version on 10.6.8 ?
 

weckart

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Although this is a MBPro Intel query rather than PowerPC, I thought I'd get more feedback from the brains on this forum than elsewhere.
Just about to sell a MBPro1.1 running 10.6.8 and the prospective buyer wishes to use Skype. Is there a version that is still usable?
I've done a number of searches and THIS link was indicated. The page opens, I click on the download link which then immediately states, 'Unable to connect'. Is there a genuine problem with downloadoldapps.com?
Same problem with the links:
http://www.oldapps.com/mac/skype.php?system=mac_os_x_10.6_snow_leopard_intel
and:
http://www.oldapps.com/mac/skype.php?old_skype=10001
Any other suggestions to download a useable Skype version on 10.6.8 ?
A lot of the links on oldapps end in failure. Not sure if that site has been updated in years.
 

bunnspecial

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AFAIK, Skype is dead in Snow Leopard and there are no further upgrade options on your 1,1.

I'm not a big Skype user, though, so can't say that with 100% certainty.

With that said, if the deal falls through, I know of someone else looking for an MBP 1,1.
 

CooperBox

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AFAIK, Skype is dead in Snow Leopard and there are no further upgrade options on your 1,1.

I'm not a big Skype user, though, so can't say that with 100% certainty.

With that said, if the deal falls through, I know of someone else looking for an MBP 1,1.
Thanks for that Bunns. It will no doubt put the MBPro back onto the market, although it should be noted I'm in Europe. The potential buyer also had a requirement for Google Chrome which I've found is also now dead on Snow Leopard+.
 

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The Skype "web app" (aka: using it solely through the website Skype.com) works in Snow Leopard with Firefox 48 (the last version of Firefox that works on Snow Leopard.).

Microsoft updated the Skype protocol so that older clients no longer work. For older systems, it's web-client-only now.
 
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The Skype "web app" (aka: using it solely through the website Skype.com) works in Snow Leopard with Firefox 48 (the last version of Firefox that works on Snow Leopard.).

Microsoft updated the Skype protocol so that older clients no longer work. For older systems, it's web-client-only now.
The solution? Put websites in FoxBoxes for PowerPC / Fluid apps for Intel.
 
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CooperBox

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Thanks for all the feedback.
I agree, it appears that the OldApps site is now dead - whether temporary or permanently is anyone's guess. For info and anyone else who may be looking, I found a Snow Leopard Skype 6.9.0.517 version HERE.
Interesting comment z970mp about Fluid apps, which I'd not previously heard about. Just been to the Fluid apps site and see a comment, 'Requires Mac OS 10.12 or later.' Their FAQ notes indicate however that a Snow Leopard (64bit only) version was available but give no additional details or download links. Not very clever that! The MBPro1.1 in question is 32-bit though.:(
Other possible alternatives to Skype on Snow Leopard?
I read that Google Hangouts is a fairly popular alternative to Skype and that Gmail accounts include a video chat function. Would this be workable under Snow Leopard?
Believe also that FaceTime is available from the App store so will give that possibility a try too.
 

vddrnnr

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Hi Cooper,

Have you tried the disk image made by dosdude1 to get lion on CoreDUO's?
Also found this on microsoft answers, see if it helps

Andreas_Pfeifer
I found that little trick – and now, it works on my 10.7.5 System with Skype Version 6.15.0.335
Have a look here:

Try this url to get the dmg ( it's a bit slow )

https://uploadgig.com/file/download/4f616851143a7db1/Skype OS X 6.15.0.335-2.dmg

Best regards,
voidRunner
 
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Installing Windows 10 or 7 (best to go for 10 for long-term support, 7 support ends in just over a year - ignore what versions of Windows Apple supports, newer ones will work fine on most/all Intel Macs as they contain mostly industry-standard PC hardware) on it would of course fix this, but I'm guessing your buyer wants OS X?
 

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Installing Windows 10 or 7 (best to go for 10 for long-term support, 7 support ends in just over a year - ignore what versions of Windows Apple supports, newer ones will work fine on most/all Intel Macs as they contain mostly industry-standard PC hardware) on it would of course fix this, but I'm guessing your buyer wants OS X?
For what it's worth, they're Macs, not PCs. It's likely the buyer wants to use OS X if they're buying a Mac.

And on that note...

@CooperBox, why don't you troll them by installing elementary OS, changing the wallpaper to the OS X Wave, and telling them that it has a special beta of OS X Yosemite installed? :D
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Interesting comment z970mp about Fluid apps, which I'd not previously heard about. Just been to the Fluid apps site and see a comment, 'Requires Mac OS 10.12 or later.' Their FAQ notes indicate however that a Snow Leopard (64bit only) version was available but give no additional details or download links. Not very clever that! The MBPro1.1 in question is 32-bit though.:(
Its EFI is 32-bit. The processors are 64-bit. If you boot up in 64-bit mode (edit a system file or hold 6 and 4 when booting), you will be able to use 64-bit applications.

This was all I could find. Fluid is really stupid for not providing an archive of prior downloads.

https://www.macbed.com/download/14625.html

Go to the bottom Turbobit link. It takes you to an ad, but just select the bottom option that "takes you to your download".
 
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Installing Windows 10 or 7 (best to go for 10 for long-term support, 7 support ends in just over a year - ignore what versions of Windows Apple supports, newer ones will work fine on most/all Intel Macs as they contain mostly industry-standard PC hardware) on it would of course fix this, but I'm guessing your buyer wants OS X?
The MBP 1,1 runs Windows like garbage. It's not a fun experience because even when you have the proper drivers (which are hard to find, especially the graphics drivers) the system is still painfully slow. Thanks to the amazingly incompetent thermal design, If you use it as a LAPtop you will become sterile. And because the Radeon GPU can only output 18-bit color, the (ugly) dithering on Windows is very noticeable.

Even Linux isn't a great choice because support for 32-bit Linux is dropping rapidly and many distros don't have the drivers for graphics, touchpad, etc.

The MBP 1,1 is obsolete, no doubt. I love mine but I have to admit that for just a little more money you can get a more capable 64-bit late 2006 or 2007.
 

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The MBP 1,1 is obsolete, no doubt. I love mine but I have to admit that for just a little more money you can get a more capable 64-bit late 2006 or 2007.
The MBP 3,1 and 4,1 still remain amazingly capable machines-especially the 4,1. I may be wrong, but I THINK it's even been hacked for Mojave(albeit you'll likely have to change the airport card for it to work).

Even better, @dosdude1 can permanently fix the GPU problem on the 4,1.
 
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