Tiger was the last OS were apple officially supports classic programs. There are however solutions like SheepShaver/Chubby Bunny to run classic programs on OS 10.6. Its far from user friendly as classic under tiger, but at least it allows you to run some of the old programs when you need them.Captain Patrick wrote:OS 10.4 is the last Mac OS that will support all my Classic/OS 9 software, and that will run on my PowerMac (non-Intel) Powerbook G4.
I must say that it was a pain when I had to withdraw my old OS 7 mac last summer. With it I lost a lot of useful software. But I agree, when you want to improve your software, there comes a time you have to ditch compatibility with computers that don't have the hardware for those nice new features.