PowerPC Applications/Software

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by lgwells1, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. lgwells1 macrumors regular

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    I had a little difficulty searching for this. But is there a website that list off PowerPC Supported software? Or if you know any popular PowerPC software list away.
     
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  3. lgwells1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks dew. Isn't Adobe Suite CS4 the latest a PPC can run?
     
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    CS4 runs on a G5 and CS3 requires a G4.
     
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    That's what I hear too.
     
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    I had CS4 running on my MDD. and it runs on my PB G4 1.5 GHz
     
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    In the faq in my sig there are some websites with apps for powerpcs.
     
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    CS4 runs on my work Mac which is a G5. It also runs on my coworker's Mac which is a G4/450. Also runs on all three of my Powerbooks. However, if you have the top tier version of CS (whatever Adobe calls it) there are some apps that require a dual processor.

    To be specific when I say CS4, I am referring to the big three. Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

    QuarkXPress 8.5.1 and Acrobat 9 are the last of those programs to run on Power PC. Note that QuarkXPress 7.x and above, because of the optimization of the code for Intel Macs, are dog slow on Power PC Macs when dealing with any amount of text.
     
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    Photoshop requires duals? Odd, since my MDD is a SP @1.42 GHz and my PB G4 is a SP 1.5 GHz and they installed just fine.

    Sure my G5 is a dual 2.5 GHz and yeah it flies on this beast.
    I dunno, the main programs i install are Photoshop, Flash and Illustrator.
     
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    No, sorry. Didn't mean to imply that (Photoshop, etc). But there are versions of the Creative Suite that come with apps like Premier and AfterEffects. My machine(s) did not met the specs to install those.
     
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    So I thought I would give tenfourfox a try, but I must be missing something. I updated my flash player, but it still does not recognize it. So I am back to safari.

    Is there anyway to update the Mail app to work like 10.7 Lions? Or atleast skin/theme it. The old mail app slows me down.
     
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    you should read the tenfourfox faq...plugins like flash are disabled by default.search on google on how to enable it.
     
  16. Imixmuan macrumors 6502

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    May I humbly suggest

    ...checking out PPC luddite's blog. He recently posted two lists, one of currently support PPC apps and for those not supported still the last version that did. A huge public service. Here you go:

    http://ppcluddite.blogspot.com/2011/09/os-x-apps-that-still-support-ppc.html

    and here

    http://ppcluddite.blogspot.com/2011/09/os-x-apps-that-still-support-ppc.html

    There are other lists out there as well, though none as extensive or with links.

    Flash really is not great on ppc, there are tons of workarounds out there now, google or search this site. The flash plugin on tenfourfox has a nasty screen tear when one scrolls, its not Cameron Kaisers fault, rather its a not fixable on ppc bug in Mozilla. At this point Flash also likely has gigantic security concerns now, if you can live without it your better off.
     
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    Thanks for the links. I am installing Diablo II right now :D, harken back to the glory days of gaming.

    On another note, RAM is hella expensive for these things.
     
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    Key word there is "most." Unfortunately, flash is still a big part of what makes the modern internet go around. Until they get some HTML5 support in TenFourFox, you can't even use YouTube. I like a lot of what TFF is about, but it cannot ever be the only browser on the computer as it is.
     
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    Those links and the flash workarounds are all together in the PPC Faq in my sig =) no need to waste time searching =)
     
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    There are still sites that needs flash for its functionality, like banking, etc. But for my youtube which is very seldom, clicktoplugin in Safari is heaven sent. And besides, as I said "seldom" so flash is really a small part of my web browsing workflow.
     

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