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I'd there a website for those of us stuck on 10.5.8 Leopard?


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I am sure there are lots of us still running G4s and G5s so is there a site which lists software compatible with our systems? Something like nice charts listing last version that still runs on a PPC.

Does this exist?

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Better off asking what sort of software you are looking for and we can start the list right here

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I don't really know ha ha, brand new to Mac and just want to play around. I was looking for a DVD burning program and it looks like Toast is the program. From looking at their website it looks like Toast 10 is compatible with a G4 running Leopard as 11 needs and Intel CPU.

I would also like to know all the games that work good on my Radeon 9000 Pro. I really like Command & Conquer and see Generals is on available, will this work on my Mac?

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You could also try the open source Burn, sill a universal app (POwerPC and Intel)

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Wow Burn looks cool and it is free! Thanks!

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I am sure there are lots of us still running G4s and G5s so is there a site which lists software compatible with our systems? Something like nice charts listing last version that still runs on a PPC.

Does this exist?
It depends on your definition of "lots."

There are a lot of people in your situation on forums like this one, because official and developer supported has ended for such machines. But as a percentage of the total Mac userbase, no, PPC systems are not a significant percentage anymore.

The normal "life cycle" of a Mac is around five years. The very last PPC Macs were produced five years ago. So anyone using a PPC is either someone like you, picking up someone's hand-me-down, or someone who's needs don't mandate moving to a newer machine and/or the thing just won't quit!
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I agree with the comment about just asking when you need something specific.
While many don't use PPC now, we do have good memories for the most part, even the most senior members

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I am sure there are lots of us still running G4s and G5s so is there a site which lists software compatible with our systems? Something like nice charts listing last version that still runs on a PPC.

Does this exist?
I've always handled it the other way around. If there's an application that I'm interested in, I look up the system requirements, and if a Mac computer I'm suing meets the spec's...then I know that I can run it.

Maybe this will help,

List of Applications Not Compatible with Leopard - Mac Guides
Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard: Software Incompatibilities

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Ok I guess the question I should be asking since I am brand new to the Mac world is ... "What software should I get to really enjoy my time with the Mac?"

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Ok I guess the question I should be asking since I am brand new to the Mac world is ... "What software should I get to really enjoy my time with the Mac?"
Still too broad of a question. We have no idea what sort of computing projects you have...or what you are into. Computers are used for many things:

- shopping
- work/professional related projects
- personal projects
- entertainment (music, games, photos, videos, etc.)
- socializing (internet forums, social webpages, internet chat & video)
- etc.

I'll throw a question back at you. If you were talking about a Windows computer (negating your "newness" to Macintosh computers)...What software would you need to make your experience with a Windows computer more enjoyable?

Then try to find something equally as good that runs on a Macintosh.

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Ok, I like some gaming (RPGs and RTS games). I like to edit photos and video. Watch movies. Possibly have my music collection on it.

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Ok, I like some gaming (RPGs and RTS games). I like to edit photos and video. Watch movies. Possibly have my music collection on it.
With OS 10.5.8 you don't really need any "special" software for listening to music or watching videos. Editing photos...an older version of iLife would help with that...or an older version of Photoshop.

As far as games...are there any particular titles you're interested in? If so...look up the system requirements. If your computer & OS meet the requirements you're "good to go"!

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I agree with the others, still a little broad... I would look for comparitive progs or even just broadly search either with google or these forums and go from there.

As for RTS Games.. Age of Mythology, Rise of Nations (I haven't tried the Win versions on a mac by way of parallels) but the mac version work well. I have been looking at some other older RTS games (10.6.8 as I don't want to switch to Lion and I don't think I can with my mini) that I would need to use with Parallels lately too.

I haven't tried a lot of games (other than the ones I had on my Win machine) but there are a few freeware mac games that you can try (ie Marathon). Take a look here http://www.thriftmac.com/our-top-10-mac-freeware-games or do a google search.

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By the way, I re-read the title of this thread and my first thought was "yeah, there is ... store.apple.com!"
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