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You would need the SOURCE to be able to do this. Source code is usually not machine code specific. So if you download the source to progam x and compile it on a PPC it will work fine even if the author wrote it on an x86. If on the other hand you downloaded a binary, there is no way to convert it to PPC if it is an x86 binary. I hope this clears things up. If you have any other questions let us know.
Thankyou, you've been extremely patient with me. You'd make an excellent role-model for my girlfriend. ;-)
One more question. This being Linux, I'm thinking I'll ALWAYS be able to get the source code even when I buy a shrinkwrapped binary for intel right? So in addition to the useless intel binary code, there HAS to be the original, platform independent source code in the box as well? Or aren't application developers obliged to provide it like they would be if they were modifying the kernel?
Many thanks and I promise not to darken your doorstep with my stupid newbie nonsense again... soon.