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trevstrotz1
12-14-2007, 04:53 PM
Hi, i do not know if this would be the right place to post this, but I will try anyway. Would I need to download something to run PowerPC Apps on an Intel Macbook, or would it just run them anyway? If so, what would I need to download?

Thanks!:)

Blodwyn
12-14-2007, 04:54 PM
No need to download anything, just run them. Rosetta will automatically take care of things without any involvement

trevstrotz1
12-14-2007, 06:23 PM
What is Rosetta? Is it built into all of the new macbook's?:confused::)

cwtnospam
12-14-2007, 06:38 PM
It's built into all Intel Macs.

Mikey-San
12-14-2007, 08:02 PM
Rosetta is an instruction translation layer that is part of Mac OS X. It translates instructions meant for PowerPC machines into something Intel machines can understand.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosetta_(software)
http://www.apple.com/rosetta/

AHunter3
12-14-2007, 09:07 PM
Yep, just like PowerPC Macs can run old 68K code in emulation without downloading anything in particular to do it. Built into the (MacOS 9, 8, 7) OS.

I can still run 68K apps under Classic on my G4 PowerBook running 10.4.11

(admittedly not something I do very often)

trevstrotz1
12-14-2007, 11:00 PM
o.k., thanks guys!:)