There is a possibility that if you move
by mrmacfixit - 12/21/12 5:01 AM
In Reply to: Thanks again by steven.1364
to Lion, OS X 10.7, you will lose the functionality of the Adobe and MS products.
Before Apple moved to the Intel processor, they used a PPC processor. Applications written for the PPC processor did not run on the Intel processor, and vice versa.
To offset the pain of the transition, Apple used a piece of software called Rosetta. This enabled the Intel processor to run applications that were written solely for the PPC processor.
Over time, software manufactures, including MS and Adobe, rewrote their software to run on both processors (Universal Binary) and then to just the Intel processor.
With Lion, Apple removed all support for applications that needed the PPC processor which meant that if you had any apps that ran solely on the PPC processor, they would not run!
To check whether what processor your apps need, find the application in the application folder and SINGLE click it. On the menubar (top of the screen) to File > Get Info.
In the resulting window, in the General section, next to Kind: it will tell you what processor it needs.
PPC, Universal Binary, UB or Intel.
Intel is good if you want to move up to the latest OS version, PPC is not.
What OS X version is currently installed. Apple menu, top left of screen, About this Mac. That will give that information
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