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Old Aug 27, 2009, 05:24 PM   #1
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do I still need Rosetta?

Hello guys,
is there a way to check out if my apps need Rosetta?
With the upcoming release of Snow Leopard I'd like to be sure I still need Rosetta before upgrading my machines.


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Old Aug 27, 2009, 05:39 PM   #2
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Im not sure but I think in the [Get Info] screen, under KIND: if it says Application (PowerPC) then I think you need Rosetta installed. If they are all KIND: Application (Intel) or (Universal) I think you'll be ok without Rosetta.
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Old Aug 27, 2009, 05:42 PM   #3
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Just check 'System Profiler' > Software > Applications.

It lists if any apps are Universal, PowerPC or Intel; if it's PowerPC (oppose to Intel or Universal) you need Rosetta. Or see if those apps have updated versions that are universal.
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Old Aug 27, 2009, 05:44 PM   #4
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I'm sorry but I don't understand where I have to look.

Moreover, if it is possible I'd like a way to check out all my apps together.
Since I have dozens of apps in each machine it will take awhile to check "manually" each application.


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Old Aug 27, 2009, 05:45 PM   #5
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I also read that Office Mac 2008 requires Rosetta for the installer only. However, Sl will prompt if you want to install Rosetta if it sees any need for it.
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Old Aug 27, 2009, 05:47 PM   #6
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Sl will prompt if you want to install Rosetta if it sees any need for it.
So it will check it out for me. it this correct?
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Old Aug 27, 2009, 05:49 PM   #7
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Just check 'System Profiler' > Software > Applications.
Exactly what I was looking for.

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So it will check it out for me. it this correct?
Yes. If you attempt to install or run an app that requires Rosetta and it is not already installed, SL will prompt you to install it. It is a very quick download and install process (all automatic after you give the OK). For example, if you have Office 2004 installed and you upgrade to SL, on first boot SL will ask to install Rosetta, because Office 2004 loads a utility on boot that requires Rosetta.
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Does this mean we will be able to uninstall rosetta as well?

I bought office 04 when circuit city closed (It was cheaper than iWorks 09, plus I was used to it at the time) but since going mac, I feel I should go all the way with it.

If I ever decide to dump office, which would be the main reason for rosetta, (That and visual novels ^^; could I uninstall it?
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Does this mean we will be able to uninstall rosetta as well?

I bought office 04 when circuit city closed (It was cheaper than iWorks 09, plus I was used to it at the time) but since going mac, I feel I should go all the way with it.

If I ever decide to dump office, which would be the main reason for rosetta, (That and visual novels ^^; could I uninstall it?
Why would you need to uninstall it? What harm is it doing if you don't use it?
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Old Aug 27, 2009, 11:46 PM   #11
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I saw a Snow Leopard installation screenshot, and Rosetta only seems to take up about 2.8MB. This is about the size of a small MP3 song. I too was questioning whether to install Rosetta, but after seeing its small size, I'm definitely going to. It's not like Rosetta will slow your machine down if you don't use it...

I'd say just install it.
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I saw a Snow Leopard installation screenshot, and Rosetta only seems to take up about 2.8MB. This is about the size of a small MP3 song. I too was questioning whether to install Rosetta, but after seeing its small size, I'm definitely going to. It's not like Rosetta will slow your machine down if you don't use it...

I'd say just install it.
I was thinking it was why we'd get back 7 gigs of space on the hd.
Seems like I was wrong
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Old Sep 10, 2009, 11:18 PM   #13
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Just check 'System Profiler' > Software > Applications.

It lists if any apps are Universal, PowerPC or Intel; if it's PowerPC (oppose to Intel or Universal) you need Rosetta. Or see if those apps have updated versions that are universal.
Very interesting to see all the app that system profiler list as 64 bit intel. Most all of them on our system.
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When you see a program that still requires rosetta, it's a sign that it's time to move on...
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Does this mean we will be able to uninstall rosetta as well?

I bought office 04 when circuit city closed (It was cheaper than iWorks 09, plus I was used to it at the time) but since going mac, I feel I should go all the way with it.

If I ever decide to dump office, which would be the main reason for rosetta, (That and visual novels ^^; could I uninstall it?
Just drag the apps into the Trash :-)
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