intel macs, rosetta, and programs ?'s

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bmc1818, Feb 2, 2006.

  1. bmc1818 macrumors member

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    I dont fully understand how the intel mac os works. If your running office say, its running under the rosetta emulater? Also if i buy office for the mac will i get a free upgrade to the universal application? Will it run the same under the emulator? Will i have to do anything special to get it to run? Im about to buy a new mac but want to make sure I wont have any problems especially with powerpoint, word and excel.

    Thanks
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    No, you won't get a universal upgrade for Office 2004.

    http://www.microsoft.com/mac/default.aspx?pid=macIntelQA

    Rosetta is built-in to the new Mac OS X on the Intel Macs. It'll just start up by itself when you click on most PowerPC applcations.
     

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