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I just installed OS X Lion on my mac and now my old Power PC

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I just installed OS X Lion on my mac and now my old Power PC Quark doesn't work any more. I am retired and was using Quark version 4 just for at-home projects. What can I upgrade to? Or will I have to purchase a whole new version?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Richard replied 2 years ago.

Hi there and welcome

in OS X Lion, Apple has removed the capability of running older, PowerPC-only code. Before Lion, PowerPC code ran in an emulation layer called Rosetta. But in Lion, programs that require PowerPC code will simply not run.

This is why it will not run

QuarkXPress will need to be upgraded and you can purchase it here

If you would like any additional information or assistance, please do not hesitate to let me know.

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