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Recognize Intel only apps on PowerPC machines
Authored by: danieleran on Jun 21, '06 09:39:41AM
Actually there are lots of PowerPC apps that won't run on Intel Macs, even with Rosetta. Anything requiring Classic, G5 specific operations, or dependant upon kernel extensions, JNI libraries or the like.

For example, Microsoft Office apps work, but the AutoUpdater app that ships with it will not launch on Intel, and displays the same crossed out circle badge over the icon. On Intel Macs, you have to download Office updates manually.

PowerPC Macs are still the fastest (and sometimes only) way to run old apps, and will be for a while.

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Recognize Intel only apps on PowerPC machines
Authored by: jchapman on Jun 21, '06 01:30:21PM

Microsoft AutoUpdate DOES function correctly on an Intel Macintosh; I ran it myself this weekend. Perhaps an earlier version (maybe from Office X?) is a classic application, but certainly the copy installed from the Office 2004 CD works just fine (as does the rest of Office... I have zero complaints about Office speed on my MacBook).

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