Downloading for Mac OSX 10.5.8

Welcome to the Skype community. To get started please read our short welcome post. Thanks!
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Do you mean 
Reply

Downloading for Mac OSX 10.5.8

I downloaded Skype for Mac OSX 10.5.8.

When I get the window where I am supposed to drag the Skype icon into my applications folder, the Skype icon has a diagonal line through it.  When I drop it into the applications folder, I get this message, "You can't open the application "Skype" because it is not supported on this architecture.

 

I have NO idea what this means or what to do.

 

Please help :happy:

AndreaChynoweth
Novel Tourist
Kudos: 6
Posts: 1
Registered: 12-10-2011
Message 1 of 41 (27,088 Views)

Re: Downloading for Mac OSX 10.5.8

It probably means your processor is a PowerPC.  The latest versions of Skype require an Intel processor.  If you were to scroll to the bottom of this forum page and click on Mac under Get Skype, then scroll near the bottom of that page, you will find a button for downloading version 2.8, which will probably run on your Mac.  If that fails, go to oldapps.com/skype.php and pick an older version.

--
Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem.
mkichaa
Community Ambassador
Community Ambassador icon
Kudos: 331
Posts: 1593
Registered: 27-06-2011
Message 2 of 41 (26,897 Views)

Re: Downloading for Mac OSX 10.5.8


AndreaChynoweth wrote:

I downloaded Skype for Mac OSX 10.5.8.

When I get the window where I am supposed to drag the Skype icon into my applications folder, the Skype icon has a diagonal line through it.  When I drop it into the applications folder, I get this message, "You can't open the application "Skype" because it is not supported on this architecture.

 

I have NO idea what this means or what to do.

 

Please help :happy:




jino52
Novel Adventurer
Kudos: 0
Posts: 2
Registered: 03-01-2013
Message 3 of 41 (20,573 Views)

Re: Downloading for Mac OSX 10.5.8

In all probability, you have a PowerPC processor, which will not run the latest versions of Skype.  Version 2.8 should work: http://www.skype.com/intl/en/get-skype/on-your-computer/macosx/2-8/downloading/

--
Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem.
mkichaa
Community Ambassador
Community Ambassador icon
Kudos: 331
Posts: 1593
Registered: 27-06-2011
Message 4 of 41 (20,569 Views)

Please help! Skype Downloading for Mac OSX 10.5.8

[ Edited ]

I have the  the exact problem. I CAN NOT download skype.  and i tried downloading skype with the link suggested above but after the download the skype sign is crossed out and it says that i dont have the right application for this program. 

 

Who knows what i have to do to be able to download finally skype? I am a teacher and if i cant download it i have to buy a new Mac:sad: which i want to avoid.

Please find all the infor about my mac below. Thanks heaps for your help!

 

 

Mac Os x Version 10.5.8

Processor 1 GHz Power PC G4

1MB L3 cache

 

Memory: 512 MB DDR SDRAM

Startup Disk: Macintosh HD

 

Hardware Overview:

 

  Model Name:tongue:owerBook G4 17"

  Model Identifier:tongue:owerBook5,1

  Processor Name:tongue:owerPC G4  (3.3)

  Processor Speed:1 GHz

  Number Of CPUs:1

  L2 Cache (per CPU):256 KB

  L3 Cache (per CPU):1 MB

  Memory:512 MB

  Bus Speed:167 MHz

  Boot ROM Version:4.6.2f1

  

 

susannesydney
Novel Adventurer
Kudos: 0
Posts: 2
Registered: 02-04-2013
Message 5 of 41 (18,660 Views)

Re : Please help! Skype Downloading for Mac OSX 10.5.8

Hi,

 

You might try to download == from this link instead. ==   :cool:

Should work on your PowerBook G4 PPC.

 

Hth

 

BTW don't forget to untick the "keep up to date" checkbox from Skype preferences >>> General !

* * * * * *
On ne regarde pas l'avenir dans un rétroviseur ! :wink:
IMac Intel Core i3 3.2 GHz - RAM 12 GB - OS 10.9.5
Skype 6.19.0.452
Logitech usb headset or Jabra 250 bt
Foyan
Community Ambassador
Community Ambassador icon
Kudos: 1180
Posts: 8871
Registered: 27-06-2011
Message 6 of 41 (18,640 Views)

Re : Please help! Skype Downloading for Mac OSX 10.5.8

thanks so much for your answer. I appreciate it very much! I tried the LInk. Unfortunately everytime i download it it stops while downloading and it says: " mounting failed" :sad:

any idea why that happens? 

 

Thanks again in advance for some advice. 

susannesydney
Novel Adventurer
Kudos: 0
Posts: 2
Registered: 02-04-2013
Message 7 of 41 (18,623 Views)

Re: Downloading for Mac OSX 10.5.8

Hi Everyone, sorry I was uncontactable but my computer was in the shop for repair.

 

waakaan
Novel Adventurer
Kudos: 0
Posts: 2
Registered: 18-09-2011
Message 8 of 41 (9,273 Views)

Re: Downloading for Mac OSX 10.5.8

I've tried downloading old updates for mac 10.5.8, installed and working but still asking me to download the newest version and quits :sad: help please!

pale_blue_dot
Novel Tourist
Kudos: 2
Posts: 1
Registered: 05-08-2014
Message 9 of 41 (3,196 Views)

Re: Downloading for Mac OSX 10.5.8

same like you , i'll try download and after download i can't login....whyyy????

mamoedireza
Novel Adventurer
Kudos: 1
Posts: 2
Registered: 05-08-2014
Message 10 of 41 (3,016 Views)
Reply

© 2014 Skype and/or Microsoft. The Skype name, associated trade marks and logos and the "S" logo are trade marks of Skype or related entities. Use of this website constitutes acceptance of the Terms of Use and Privacy and Cookie policy.

No emergency calls with Skype
Skype is not a replacement for your telephone and can't be used for emergency calling