OK. For starters, I love Macs like arachnophobic blondes love tarantulas, but I got given this Apple OSX 10.8.5 Imac so I decided to at least try to use it. Went into a charity shop and saw a CD full of Applemac apps, bought it, shoved it into the machine. And everything's coming up 'Cannot be opened because Classic O.S. is no longer supported'.
Now I don't think it's a faulty CD although second hand because it seems to be reading everything just fine. But I mean I've got Windows 98 software that's running fine on Windows XP. Applemacs annoy the heck out of me because of lots of little things (like you can't watch any films on them/play online games on them because they're not advanced enough to use Flash, for Gawd's sake! I mean, they're on Operating System 10 (OSX) and they STILL can't use Flash, come on, guys!) But they've GOTTA be backwardly-compatible, no? Every computer's backwardly-compatible, just can't work out how to make the Mac recognise the older software.
Please, can someone explain to me how to make OSX 10.8.5 recognise older software (be backwardly-compatible)? It's just that, along with everything else Apple, modern software costs a fortune (the other reason I don't like 'em, they're overpriced vastly, every time I see the cost of a Mac I think how much more PC I could get for the same money but, like I said, I got given this thing...) Wanted to see if I could actually USE it before spending money on software for it (it doesn't have the freeware base PCs do, another thing that niggles me....)