>>What does this mean for the Power Macintosh user who wishes to use SPSS on
>>his/her system? You will not be able to run your software on any system
>>higher than 7.5 (no updates), and that includes especially Mac OS 8 and
>>beyond. SPSS has decided not to commit the funding resources that would be
>>required to develop new versions that are compatible with these later Mac
>>Operating Systems but if you follow the simple remedy that I prescribe
>>here, all will be well.
>This is simply not true. People's experiences with SPSS Mac show enormous
>individual differences. I have used 6.1.1 nearly every working day on every
>MacOS system from 7.5 up, including 8.0 and 8.1, and I have had no
>problems. SPSS 6.1.1 runs no more or less reliably than most other
>programs. Having said that, others on this list have posted horror stories
>about their experiences with SPSS 6.1.1 Mac. My Mac knowledge is somewhere
>in the upper-middle to high range, so I'm pretty confident of my
>trouble-shooting ability, and that obviously helps to keep things running
>smoothly. But to say that SPSS Mac will not run on any system higher than
>7.5 is pure falsehood.
>[ascending soapbox] NOW, whether you should still be using SPSS, given that
>company's short-sighted and ill-considered decision to abandon the
>Macintosh platform is another matter entirely... [descending from soapbox]
on SPSS two years ago, but did not get the Grad Pack, since it would not
run on the Mac I had at the time (Classic). Now I have a PowerBook
1400cs, running system 7.5.3.
I am hoping to find a Grad Pack of SPSS for the PowerPC, but am having a
hard time locating a copy.
My plan is to do some factor analysis - thus I need a decent program.
What, realistically are my options? Cost-effective options (given the
grad student budget).
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