[X4U] End of the line for PPC support from Apple

Zane H. Healy healyzh at aracnet.com
Sat Jun 14 22:21:12 PDT 2008

Thanks, an example almost this good would be FileMaker Pro, I bought 
2.1 at the same time I got ClarisDraw in '95, and have upgraded it 
once to 5.5 (required to work with Mobile for the Palm Pilot).

I actually tend to upgrade a lot more often than these two examples 
might indicate.  At the same time I'm sitting next to my Commodore 
64, and have a PDP-11 I use sometimes.  I'm a big believe in if 
something does the job you need, and there is no good reason to 
upgrade you keep the item.  I'm only on my 2nd cell phone, and just 
got it a couple months ago after being forced by my carrier to 
replace the cell I got 9 years ago.

As people who have been here long enough know, I really do want to 
get off of ClarisDraw, but I've yet to find any software that works 
as well.  At least there are finally products that will read my 
ClarisDraw files and that I can use to convert to other formats.  In 
fact I just had a graphic done up in ClarisDraw, and slightly edited 
in Adobe Illustrator published in a magazine.  For my simple needs 
ClarisDraw is *PERFECT*, and as the successor to MacDraw, I've been 
using it since '92.  I suspect that in another 5-10 years I'll still 
be using ClarisDraw, and just running it via Emulation, or on an old 
system kept around just to run it.

Some of my main apps include Photoshop CS3 Extended, InDesign CS3 
(actually I own CS3 Premium), and Lightroom.  I want to upgrade to 
10.5, as it has features I want, but it isn't stable enough, and 
won't run ClarisDraw.  I want to upgrade to a Mac Pro, as am starting 
to feel the need for a faster system, and this one has a dead 
ethernet port (I'm online using a PCI NIC) but don't have the money 
right now.  Of course realistically 97% of the time this G5 2x2 is 
fast enough, and I need to go from 5.5GB to 8GB more than I need a 
faster system.  Realistically I'll probably go another year or two 
before I upgrade my hardware (which is nearly 5 years old now).


At 9:37 AM -0700 6/14/08, zapcat wrote:
>well, my read on that is not a deficit in you, but a testimonial that
>they really got it right with that app, which so beautifully suits your
>awhile ago, I snapped out of the haze which sez that "newer = better"
>So often, what you end up with is a load of newer software, a juice bank
>account, and often more headaches brought by more newly-minted and
>paid-for bugs which weren't there in amount of severity in the apps you
>previously had, and which were bought and paid for.
>I salute your move NOT to upgrade from a rig that works. I am there
>myself, solidly and happily.
>On Fri, 2008-06-13 at 21:11 -0700, Zane H. Healy wrote:
>>  Of course the other problem is I am *STILL* using ClarisDraw.  I just
>>  can't seem to get off of that app, even though I have own copies of
>>  Illustrator CS3 and Integlio.  This is kind of like how it took me
>>  forever to move off 10.3.9 due to 10.4 removing support for classic
>  > Appletalk shares (which I used for accessing OpenVMS data).

| Zane H. Healy                    | UNIX Systems Administrator |
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