[X4U] Is there a Hack for 10.6 on a Non-Intel Mac?

zapcat zapcat at speakeasy.net
Tue Jul 13 15:00:02 PDT 2010

On Jul 13, 2010, at 2:58 PM, J. R. Rosen wrote:

> I have a PowerMac G5 2.3Mhz (late 2005) running 10.4.11.  OS 10.5  
> can't be found for under $175.00 (highway robbery), and 10.6 is  
> only $30.00 - BUT it WILL NOT run on a non-Intel Mac!
> Has anyone heard of a hack to allow G5's to be able to run 10.6?

that's kind of the whole concept behind 10.6: among other things, all  
remaining PPC code was stripped out. 10.6 is designed to run only on  
intel-based macs.

I remember 10 years ago, when OS X first came out, there were hacks  
to enable borderline macs like the 7600 to run OS X through some  
hack, but this isn't like that; it's not about horsepower, it's about  
the code itself and the chip it requires to run.

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