Intel/Rosetta applications

Posted:
in Mac Software edited January 2014
Hi--



Can anyone tell me if there is a list of Intel-ready apps or apps that will definitely function well under Rosetta available anywhere? Apple told me no, but I can't believe someone out there hasn't been compiling one.



The reason I ask is that installed a lot of my PPC apps blindly and bogged my system down to a crawl. Now I'm being really careful what I install, but would like to install as much of the PPC software (that doesn't have an Intel version) as I can on my Mac Pro.



Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.



Scott



Comments

  • Reply 1 of 2
    smaxsmax Posts: 361member
    Any program that is under active development (like programmers are still working on it) should have a universal version available by now. this may not hold true for large programs like Photoshop and Office, but as long as you get good recent programs you shouldn't have a problem.



    You will run in to PPC programs that will need to run on Rosetta, but in most cases they are like that for a reason: Lack of a good set of programmers willing to work on them. Get newer programs.



    As for the list, I haven't seen one.
  • Reply 2 of 2
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,433moderator
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by nyc2phx View Post


    Apple told me no



    Apple have a list of universal apps on their website:



    http://guide.apple.com/universal/



    but they wouldn't be able to say if an app will run well under Rosetta.



    Here's a couple of other lists:



    http://www.macintouch.com/imacintel/ubinaries.html

    http://guides.macrumors.com/List_of_Universal_Binaries
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