By Subadri at 11 May, 2012, 1:20 pm
I’ve enjoyed the recent items about creative uses for old Macs, but sometimes they are good for more than ornaments, even though System 6 is supposed to support Classic applications, an old app based on FileMaker recently became an upgrade victim: when I try to run it under the most recent iteration of Snow Leopard I get a message saying that I can’t be opened because Classic application are not supported. The Apple techs had no explanation or suggestion other than to reinstall Snow Leopards from an earlier version.
But I still have a 10-year-old eMac (the educational version of the original iMac) that will run my program. Yes, it’s slow but I’m grateful not to have lost my data. And I don’t have to mess with my operating system. Thank goodness Apple make long-lived products.