A little help with my new MacBook

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by walshb6413, Aug 31, 2006.

  1. walshb6413 macrumors member

    walshb6413

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    Hi Guys,

    While waiting for my Merom MBP, I sold an old car I had in the driveway and decided to grab a MacBook today :)

    Since this machine will mostly be used by my finace, I used the Migration Assistant to transfer over her music, pics and apps. The old machine is a G4 Mini... sooo most things seem to be ok, but I am wondering if the apps like Firefox, which transferred over are running in native mode, or are the older ppc builds being run through Rosetta. Is there a way to tell? Do these apps switch when transferred over?

    My real question is did my ppc versions of iLife 6 come over and overwrite the new intel builds? Forgive my ignorance but I can't figure it out. The other things I had come over were Pages and Keynote.. are there new versions of this I need to get? They both seem to run fine, albeit a little slow it seems. Skype is another one that came over that seems to be running fine, but should I replace it with another download?

    The basic question I suppose is... Are universal apps installed as one version or the other, or do they retain both parts?

    Thanks everyone,

    Brant
     
  2. arn macrumors god

    arn

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    I don't know the answer for sure, but you can do "Get Info" from Finder. and it will tell you if an application is PowerPC or Universal (PowerPC + Intel).
     

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  3. walshb6413 thread starter macrumors member

    walshb6413

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    Thanks for that, I had checked GetInfo but had overlooked it, it seems that apps are universal and switch automatically, because the apps that came over are now showing as Universal, some have the option in GetInfo to force them to run in Rosetta emulation too... so it's all good it seems!
     

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