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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


Apple PowerBook G4 (PowerPC G4 1GHz

The 17-inch PowerBook is sexy, and it comes with great extras, but it's not much faster than the Titanium model.

April 2, 2003

3.5 stars Editors' rating April 2, 2003

MSRP: $3,299.00


Apple iBook G3 (PowerPC G3 600 MHz)

Cheaper and more portable, the iBook is a more than worthy alternative to Apple's top-of-the-line PowerBook.

September 19, 2002

3.5 stars Editors' rating September 19, 2002

MSRP: $1,799.00


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


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


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


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


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


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


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