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10.4: Fix PowerPC apps that fail to launch on Intel Macs
Authored by: davidwb45133 on Jun 12, '06 06:30:28PM
Thanks for the hint - I can't say I'm eager to try it out but I've put it in my Yojimbo hints file for when I need it.

This problem is annoying! About six weeks ago I bought a refurbed Mac mini knowing it was only a matter of time before I'd be getting a MacBook (of course we were guessing at the name back then) and that at least one of my labs at work would be replaced sometime this year. So I wanted experience with the Intel machines. In all the banging around I did on the mini I never once saw Rosetta fail like this.

The mini and my MacBook are configured exactly the same way - I have exactly the same software on both. But the second day I owned the MacBook I started having PPC programs failing to launch and rarer, right after launching would crash as soon as I attempted to interact with it. A restart always solved it—until it came back. Given that the mini and the MacBook architecture are so similar, I wonder why it happens on one but not the other? Is it isolated to MacBook owners?

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