64-bit kernal & Rosetta?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by davidlv, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. davidlv macrumors 65816

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    Now that Macs are starting to come with 64-bit kernal enabled by default (new 2010 Mac Pro, Mac Mini Server) how does that affect running applications that need Rosetta, such as MS Office 2004?
     
  2. celticpride678

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    They won't work. No 32-bit applications wil work.
     
  3. Winni macrumors 68030

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    Where did you get that nonsense from?

    My iMac i5 is configured to boot with the 64-Bit kernel and Rosetta apps run just fine. (Although I have to admit that I only have two of them installed: Return to Castle Wolfenstein and Midnight Mansion.)
     
  4. lewis82 macrumors 68000

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    The 64-bit kernel can run 32-bit threads without any problem.
     

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