[X4U] "Backwards Compatibility"

Zane H. Healy healyzh at aracnet.com
Thu Jun 19 00:21:36 PDT 2008

At 7:17 AM -0500 6/18/08, Linda wrote:
>SO that's two programs for two people. And I'm not alone.

Thanks Linda, now here is a question for you, would you purchase a 
commercially produced (ideally by Apple) emulator that would let you 
continue to run that program?  Specifically an emulator which fit in 
with a modern Intel based Mac running 10.5 at least as well as 
Virtual PC did?  I know I would.  It blows my mind that Apple isn't 
offering such a product to those of us that still need to run the 
occasional old piece of software.

Personally I have 5 or 6 programs that I want to continue to be able 
to run, though only ClarisDraw is critical to me.  I don't want to 
have to keep some old system around to run them.  Still I do have my 
old G4/450AGP around, and in the long run it might serve that 
purpose.  I'd like to pick up a cheap laptop for this, but even 
ancient Mac laptops cost more than I want to spend.

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