Power Pc format help

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  1. diggity1011 macrumors newbie

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    We are all aware of the fact that Mac Os X 7 Lion no longer supports the power pc format, but is there a way I can run this program without completely altering my new pro?
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    If it shipped with Lion, that's the oldest OS that can be used with it. Sorry, you're out of luck with a PPC app. You'll have to keep a SL (or earlier) machine around (or even an actual PPC). The other option, of course, is to try and find an Intel/Universal replacement for the app (or at least its functionality).
     
  3. diggity1011 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks... So, I'm SOL. I appreciate the hasty response.
     
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    It would be nice if Apple would allow Parallels to virtualize non-server Snow Leopard - then we could still run PPC apps.

    If you have a new MBP, they can likely still go back to Snow Leopard; remember they were shipping with Snow Leopard before Lion was shipped. I have a 13" MBP from May 2011, and there have been no hardware changes since then. You might try getting a firewire external and installing Snow Leopard on the external.
     
  5. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    I'm hoping for that too - easier than restarting on SL volume.
     
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