Originally Posted by Dr Millmoss
Quicken, for one. It's been pointed out many times that this is abandonware for the Mac, and nothing on the market currently can replace it. We use it for our company accounting. I also run an older version of FileMaker, which does fine in Rosetta. We use it for our company invoicing. So one is irreplaceable, and the other a costly upgrade.
I don't honestly know how many others, and I wasn't looking for an opportunity to find out.
I've got a similar situation. I have Filemaker Pro 7 (3 licenses running on 3 Intel Macs) which uses Rosetta to run. I use it for everything in the business. To upgrade (3) Filemaker Pro licenses is about $900 to "go Lion" with them.
I can attest for Acclivity (priorly MYOB) for MAC. We use it on all Macs and its Intel Mac supported.
Then there's Quicken 2007 for Mac - a PPC app. It has been updated for to Intel Mac, but it is pure junk and no one will buy it. Looked around for replacements for Quicken. Its a no-go right now. Offerings in the coming, but none print checks yet.
It is rumored Quicken is working with Apple on a "stripped-down" implementation of Rosetta for all the Quicken 2007 for Mac consumers (there's lots of them out there), but its still an if-and-when situation.
Could it be Rosetta breaks something in Lion? Or is it that Apple is just saying "to hell with our customers on PPC apps that have no way to upgrade them"? If that's the case, then the message of upgrade tough-love is really touch-luck when you CAN'T get the app in Intel form.