This page lists where to get the last or more recent versions of certain applications for Mac OS X on PowerPC.
Note: several links on this page point to encrypted (HTTPS) sites, which might not be accessible from older browsers (e.g. Safari). You will have to download those programs with TenFourFox or another computer.
|Name||Last version for Tiger||Last version for Leopard|
|Audacity||2.0.5 (use LAME 3.98.2 and FFmpeg 0.6.2) or 2.0.6 (with no plug-ins); see changelog for differences||2.0.6 (use the latest plug-ins; Leopard-only even though they claim Tiger compatibility)|
|CMake||3.3.2||(same as for Tiger)|
|FileZilla||3.0.6 or 3.7.3 (unofficial)||3.8.0|
|FreeMat||3.6 (note: 1.10 is the last MIT-licensed version)||(same as for Tiger?)|
|Fuse for Mac OS X||0.10.0.2||1.0.0?|
|iDefrag||2.0.5||(same as for Tiger)|
|KZIP and ZIPMIX||20091108||(same as for Tiger)|
|Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Client 1 (supports connecting to Windows NT 4.0/2000/XP/Server 2003)||1.0.3||(same as for Tiger)|
|Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Client 2 (supports connecting to Windows XP/Vista/7/Server 2003/Server 2008)||2.0.1 (see bottom of linked page)||2.1.1|
|PNGOUT||20130221||(same as for Tiger)|
|Python 3.x||3.2.3 (note: this version is older than 2.7.8)||3.5.4 (note: this version is older than 2.7.14)|
|RAR||4.01 (see below for newer UnRAR)||(same as for Tiger?)|
|SketchUp||7.1? After the evaluation period expires, you can export to OBJ with these scripts. To use, execute
||8.0.15157? (otherwise, same as for Tiger)|
|Synthesia||0.8.1? (replace SynthesiaConfig with the one from 0.8.0, set the video mode, then run Synthesia)||(same as for Tiger?)|
Please see my Opera 12 security and privacy guide (which also applies to older versions) for the last version depending on your version of Mac OS X.
The last official version for Tiger and Leopard is 188.8.131.52.
There also exist newer unofficial versions for Leopard.
LibreOffice requires a fast machine; a Sawtooth is not really fast enough.
Version 0.74-3 (currently the latest) still works at least on a G4 with Tiger. However, 0.74-2 seems to be faster, at least with default settings.
See also: DOSBox for Mac OS 9 (and older)
A clean installation of Mac OS X 10.4.11 and Security Update 2009-005 only gives you Java 1.4.2_07, which might be too old for your needs. The last version for Tiger is 1.5.0_19. It can only be obtained by installing the following updates in order:
Note: this is useful mostly for compiling or running local Java applications from trusted sources. Because of security vulnerabilities, it is better to avoid Java applets on Web pages, or use SandboxSafari.
Use at your own risk.
All of these are command line programs.