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Apple canceling security updates for PowerPC Macs

With Apple's latest update, it appears the company has stopped issuing security updates for OS X 10.5, which means that PowerPC-based Macs will be left more vulnerable.

By September 12, 2011

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Adobe hammers DNG nail in PowerPC coffin

The next version of the Digital Negative converter will be the last for PowerPC Macs. Does this have implications for Lightroom?

By March 28, 2011

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Managing PowerPC applications on Intel Macs

In OS X 10.7 Lion, Apple will officially do away with software support for the PowerPC architecture. Mac users may want to look at various applications on their systems to see about removing or updating them if they will not run natively on Intel machines.

By March 4, 2011

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Thunderbird 3.3 alpha drops PowerPC Macs

Another coffin nail arrives for those with the older lineage: the Mac version of Mozilla's upcoming e-mail software will work only on Apple's newer Intel-based machines.

By November 24, 2010

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Possible fix for Harman Kardon iSub problems with PowerPC Macs

When Apple released some of the final updates to OS X 10.5 for PowerPC systems, a number of Harman Kardon iSub owners found their speaker systems no longer worked properly with their computers. The problem appeared to be a driver-related error but neither Harman Kardon nor Apple stepped up to fix the issue and owners had to resort to other speaker systems.

By September 1, 2010

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Firefox 3.6 likely the last for PowerPC Macs

The difficulties of supporting some new architectural features on old chips mean Firefox 4 probably will work only on Intel-basd Mac computers.

By August 25, 2010

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Adobe to drop Flash Player support for PowerPC G3

Due to "performance enhancements that cannot be supported on the older PowerPC architecture," Flash Player 10.1 will be the last to support PowerPC-based G3 Macs.

By December 10, 2009

Editors' Take

Apple Mac Mini (PowerPC G4)

Apple recently updated the Mac Mini with Intel Core Solo and Core Duo chips. Apple no longer sells models with the older PowerPC G4 processors, but you can still find such units available at various online resellers. Since the Intel-based models aren't any more expensive and they promise better performance and include more features, such as Front Row and a remote control, there's no reason to choose a G4-based Mac Mini unless you find a great deal as resellers clear out their old inventory. For our most recent coverage, read our review of the Mac Mini Core Duo.

June 18, 2006

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Adobe's next Lightroom to forsake PowerPC Macs

As with Adobe's Creative Suite applications, the future version of Lightroom for the Mac will work only on Intel-based machines.

By August 17, 2009

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Adobe Creative Suite to abandon PowerPC Macs

Adobe announces its decision to discontinue support for PowerPC-based Macs in its future releases of Creative Suite.

By August 12, 2009