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Features -- Macintosh (Classic Mac OS)

The Macintosh version of PAUP* 4.0 is the most full-featured implementation currently available. Users may choose between command-line and menu-driven interfaces to implement all of the available functions. PAUP* 4.0 also provides a scroll back display buffer, a versatile editor, command recall, and high-resolution tree printing/saving options. PAUP* 4.0 for Mac is available for four Macintosh architectures: Power Macintosh (Altivec), Power Macintosh (PPC), Apple Macintosh (68K), and Apple Macintosh without a floating point unit (68K noFPU).

OS X compatibility:
The Altivec and PPC versions of PAUP will run under the classic layer of Mac OS X. Starting with the forthcoming release of Beta 11, Mac users will be given a choice to install a command-line version of PAUP* in addition to the classic Mac GUI version. The command-line version runs on Mac OS X in a terminal window and takes full advantage of Mac OS X's memory protection and preemptive multitasking but LACKS a Graphical User Interface (GUI). Work is currently underway to "carbonize" the GUI Mac version of PAUP*; however, at this time, we cannot speculate on when this version will be available.

Power Macintosh (Altivec)

  • System software (Mac OS) 9.x to 10.3 (Classic)
  • A minimum of 4 MB RAM
  • 2 MB of available hard-disk space

Power Macintosh (PPC)

  • System software (Mac OS) version 7 to 10.3 (Classic)
  • A minimum of 4 MB RAM
  • 2 MB of available hard-disk space

68K and 68K noFPU

  • System software (Mac OS) version 6.0.4 to 8.x
  • A minimum of 4 MB RAM
  • 2 MB of available hard-disk space

68K - for Apple Macintosh machines that have at least a 68020 processor and that either have a floating-point coprocessor or a processor with an onboard floating-point unit (MC68881/MC68882). This includes the majority of machines made for 68030 and 68040 processors (Quadra, Centris) and most Macintosh II class CPUs.

68K noFPU - for Apple Macintosh machines based on the 68LC040 processor which do not have a floating-point coprocessor (e.g., PowerBook 500 series, many LC, Performa, pre-Mac II models, and some Centris models). The "noFPU" version will run on any 68K Mac, but it will perform much more slowly than the FPU version on systems that have floating-point units.

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