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iMac - The infamous spinning wheel of color


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Anyone know why this happens? At this moment I have a virtual dj program running & right before it finished recording the spinning wheel showed up. I am trying to save my work but no luck & I don't know how to shut it down.

What's the deal?
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Looks like there are issues with the software so I can't use that program & will just look to move onto another.
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It is very possible that the software will not run with that processor. Many graphic apps I use will not run or load on your iMac. That is the one reason I stayed at Tiger until forced to come to current. Search the forums here for a double OS solution - a partition with Tiger on it and try that as an option until you find the right software.

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You mean the program won't work with Leopard? Don't think the processor has any bearing.
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I beg to disagree. I migrated my G4 to my Alum iMac and most programs worked like the CS2 suite. However if I tried to install them they would not (they were greyed out). Similarly other programs were quirky is the best word I can come up with. They froze and acted odd. Some would install and not run. I erased and went back to Tiger and things got better. The early Leopard was unfriendly to some programs and the processor was a factor - for instance I could not use my retail 10.0.0 nor my 10.4.7 from my white iMac as the OS during the erase and install had to use 10.4.10 from the Alum iMac.
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The Infamous spinning wheel of color is being referred to as BEACHBALL /beachballing by the tech's at apple stores.

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