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What version of OS X?
Authored by: snaab on Oct 12, '09 08:39:52AM

I have an iMac G5, and thus I can't run Snow Leopard. I have Photoshop 7 and it won't run on anything beyond Tiger. I have two partitions on my iMac, one 10.4 and one 10.5. I live in 10.5 and 10.4 is there when I want to run Photoshop. I am waiting for the new iMac to come (any day now, hopefully!) so I can move up to Snow Leopard.

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What version of OS X?
Authored by: gidds on Oct 12, '09 11:24:16AM

Similar position here. G5 => PowerPC => no 10.6.

Of course, I'll upgrade when I get a new Mac. (Hopefully in the next half-year or so.) But it'll be a big job. I've gone for a Universal Binary every time I've downloaded or upgraded an app in the last year, but there are still plenty of old apps that were PPC-only. And plenty of command-line utilities I compiled myself. (The old "./configure, make, make install" becomes a lot more complex when you need to include two or three architectures!) And some widgets and scripts and plug-ins and droplets and stuff...

In fact, the biggest job will be Cubase. I'm still on Cubase SX, which is PPC-only, so for Intel I need to shell out $BIGDOSH to upgrade to Cubase 5. But I've still got lots of old songs saved with even older versions, which Cubase 5 won't import, so first of all I have to import and re-save them all in Cubase SX. Which is a lot more work than it sounds, given that the importer doesn't work very well, and I've had to recreate some old synth patches, and... Why is life so complicated???


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