Switching to Intel/Universal question...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Ted Witcher, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. Ted Witcher macrumors regular

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    I have a PowerMac G4 with several Universal applications. Here's my question: when I eventually upgrade to a mac pro and firewire over all my stuff, will the new machine automatically read the correct binary, or will it run the old stuff under Rosetta? How will I be able to check?
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    It'll run it as native Intel binary, unless you check the "Open using Rosetta" option in "Get Info..." for the application.
     
  3. Ted Witcher thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    it will run universal binaries correctly. what it won't do is run classic applications.
     
  5. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    That's the whole point of Universal Binaries, that they work on both PPC and x86 natively. :) But if you want to see what your processes are running as, Activity Monitor will tell you (the "Kind" column).
     

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