MacBook & Rosetta - Any Probs?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by HasanDaddy, Apr 25, 2006.

  1. HasanDaddy macrumors 6502a

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    Hey guys

    I'm definitely interested in the new 17" MacBook

    For those of you with Intel machines ---- how is Rosetta handling the non-Universal apps, particularly MICROSOFT OFFICE

    Info on MISSING SYNC, FINAL DRAFT, and AOL is also VERY helpful

    Thanks a ton!
     
  2. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    MS Office isn't really that demanding, so you'll be fine there, but I would upgrade adding 2 GB of 3rd party RAM to cover Rosetta's hunger for RAM.
     
  3. techound1 macrumors 68000

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    Rosetta *is* slow on RAM-munching apps like the Adobe/macromedia stuff (and reports are that they are not coming out with a Universal edition until 2007). :eek:
     
  4. DannySmurf macrumors 6502a

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    It works fine for me. I use Word quite a bit, and Rosetta is fast enough for fairly heavy use (it runs at about the same speed as it does on a G4; but really, it's Word. App speed isn't really all that important). The only complaint I have about Rosetta is that it seems to drain my battery a bit faster. Although I only (only... ha!) have 1GB of RAM in my MBP, so there may be extra swapping going on to account for that.
     
  5. HasanDaddy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks so much for the feedback dudes!

    I'm taking a long look at the 17" MBP - the advice here always helps greatly!
     
  6. HasanDaddy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    actually - I'm considering selling my Dualie G5, as well as my LapZilla 1.67

    I figure that should give me $2000 to $2500 --- I could wait for REVISION B of the MBP, but waiting that long could severely decrease the sales value of the G5 and LapZilla
     
  7. jaisai01 macrumors member

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    right now i have adobe creative suite 2 running in rosetta and i have yet to find a serious lack in speed or activity.. just my 2 cents
     

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