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PPC Mac: Skype Cuts Tiger Loose, Flash Player Hack Gets a Bump

23 May 2013 1,626 views No Comment

If Apple, Skype, Adobe, Facebook et al  would just leave well enough, that old PPC Mac running OS X 10.4 would be useful forever. Alas, not.

Old software and old Macs make for a volatile mix. Fundamentally, if Apple, Skype, Adobe, Facebook and a whole bunch of other developers would just leave well enough, that old PPC Mac running OS X 10.4 would be useful forever. Alas, not.

This is a good news, bad news post that reminds us — life goes on.

First up, Low End Mac reports that FPforFBPPC has been updated for Flash Player 11.7. This altered version of the plugin identifies itself as the newer version, which allows some Flash sites to load.

That said, if a site actually requires a version newer than Flash Player 10.1, the last to support PPC Macs, FPforFBPPC won’t help.

Skype 2.8 Lives On [sans video]

Believe it or not, a PPC Mac running OS X 10.4.x and Skype 2.8 can still IM and audio call with current versions of app, which is pretty cool. However, according to Skype’s user forums, folks running Skype 6.3 (4/29) or later can longer video call with Skype 2.8 users.

If you’re looking for an old version of Skype, or just about any app you can think off, OldApps.com has you covered.

For what it’s worth, Skype 6.4 is the current version.

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