Running PowerPC Applications

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Town Idiot25, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. Town Idiot25 macrumors newbie

    Town Idiot25

    Sep 5, 2011
    I am having trouble opening PowerPC applications on my lion, and I found out it is because Lion "killed" it. What can I do to fix this without downgrading back to snow leopard? Is there a way I can have both running at once?
  2. McGiord macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2003
    Dark Castle
    Three options:
    1) Have a partition/HDD with Leopard or Snow Leopard.
    2) Have server version of Leopard or Snow Leopard, and run a virtual machine via Parallels, Fusion or VirtualBox (free)
    3) Recently there was an updated version of VMware fusion that allowed a virtual machine with the non-server version of Leopard or Snow Leopard. But I believe it will be patched or not further possible to use it.
  3. Town Idiot25 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Town Idiot25

    Sep 5, 2011
    well that sucks.

  4. sweetbrat macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2009
    Redford, MI
    I know your question has already been answered, but just a might want to see if your software can be upgraded or try to find alternatives for your PowerPC apps. They're already pretty outdated, and unless you want to keep SL around forever, at some point you're going to have to upgrade. Not saying you have to do it now, but it would be a good time to start checking into it, at least.

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