New to mac and need some help

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rcbag, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. rcbag macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2016
    Howdy. I just got my first mac and am really liking it. I've been trying to save money with apps and have an idea but don't know if it would work or be worth it. I've got a Macbook Pro 15 late 2011. It has 250 gb hard drive and 16 gb ram. When I got it, it had a fresh install of Yosemite. I have upgraded to El Capitan. I'm trying to get the Adobe programs without signing up for the monthly Creative Cloud. Adobe offers legal, free versions of CS2 right on their website. The catch is it only works with OS 10.2 -10.3.8 (panther). Would it work to partition the hard drive or run parallels and put Panther on the same HD and download and install the CS2 adobe programs from that? I don't know if that would work and even if it works, it might not work well. Thanks for any and all advise. I really appreciate it.
  2. thesimplelogic macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2014
    You won't be able to install OS 10.2 or 10.3 as a partition since your laptop is an Intel model and those OS X versions were PPC only, if I remember rightly. (I also think the lowest you can install an OS is the OS that came with your laptop). Parallels doesn't support anything below Leopard either, I believe. Some people have said they've gotten it to work, but even then it probably won't run very smoothly at all. You have to remember that Panther is almost 13 years old now, so the likelihood of finding anything that supports Panther is very low.
  3. rcbag thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2016
    Thanks. Thought I was on to something for a minute.

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