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Old 03-29-2007, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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I have a Titanium G4 laptop with OS 1.2.8. Starting with yahoo, and now 3 or more other programs, services, etc, including Quick-time don't properly work with this operating system.

I called Apple today and had a good, long talk with an agent. He recommends that I get OS 10.4 (Tiger). However, by replacing 1.2.8, I throw in the trash all those expensive programs I own and use that originally operated under OS 9. series.

So I am in a dilemma: If I opt for the new OS 10.4, I lose photoshop and most of my art-related Adobes. If I don't opt for the newer OS, I continue to lose workability as programs upgrade (yahoo, safari, skype, and quick-time).

I am not ready to even think about a new computer--something that Apple would love me to do.

Any suggestions? I would be grateful for any and all especially as I am late in giving this consideration.

Thanks.
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Old 03-29-2007, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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Can you not get third party programs that uses the same program. I presume you mean yahoo messenger, so can you not user trillian, or another program like that. Check sourceforge.net for 3rd party progs.
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Old 03-29-2007, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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No, Brian, I don't use any messenger, just yahoo mail. They've upgraded considerably and wouldn't accept my earlier version of Safari.

And, frankly, I don't know what you mean by "3rd partner programs."

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Can you not get third party programs that uses the same program. I presume you mean yahoo messenger, so can you not user trillian, or another program like that. Check sourceforge.net for 3rd party progs.
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Old 03-29-2007, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Hollywood/Brookfield, IL
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I have OS 10.3 (Panther) on my iBook. It has (and I was under the impression that all versions of OS X have) "Classic Environment" for running OS 9 programs. I don't have any OS 9 programs so I've never tried it.

BrianH is suggesting that you use open-source programs (which are free to everyone and not owned by a particular company) in place of your Adobe ones. I use one such program, Gimp, on my iBook in place of Photoshop (which I have on my Windows computer). It does almost everything that Photoshop does, but the tools are named differently so for long-time Photoshop users it takes some getting used to. But I've found that in many ways it's actually easier to use than Photoshop. http://www.gimp.org/macintosh/
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Old 03-29-2007, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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Thanks. Yes, apparently up until now, the OS would run as a classic. With the new OS 10.4, I lose my capacity to run the OS 9 programs. I am talking much more than photoshop. - illustrator, filemaker, you name it.

I knew about gimp; didn't understand the terminology; thanks for that info.

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I have OS 10.3 (Panther) on my iBook. It has (and I was under the impression that all versions of OS X have) "Classic Environment" for running OS 9 programs. I don't have any OS 9 programs so I've never tried it.

BrianH is suggesting that you use open-source programs (which are free to everyone and not owned by a particular company) in place of your Adobe ones. I use one such program, Gimp, on my iBook in place of Photoshop (which I have on my Windows computer). It does almost everything that Photoshop does, but the tools are named differently so for long-time Photoshop users it takes some getting used to. But I've found that in many ways it's actually easier to use than Photoshop. http://www.gimp.org/macintosh/
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