Snow Leopard and PPC programs

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Dry Rot, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. Dry Rot macrumors member

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    I read this on another forum:

    "Snow Leopard will drop PPC support."

    What does that mean?

    Does it mean the that PPC programs like Office 2004 for the Mac that currently run quite happily on Intel Macs under OS 10.5 won't run on Intel Macs under Snow Leopard?
     
  2. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    Snow Leopard will still offer Rosetta as an optional install, which allows PPC programs to run.
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    While it will allow apps to run under Rosetta, it SL won't run on non-intel macs.
     
  4. Dry Rot thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks.

    Does that mean I'd have do a custom install of Snow Leopard or just install it later?
     
  5. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    If it won't be installed by default, you would be able to install it later.
     

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