Do universal apps need reinstalling after move from G4 to Intel?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by irj, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. irj macrumors newbie

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    Hey. I apologize for what may be a silly question, but I just want to know--

    I recently upgraded from a G4 Powerbook to a MacBook Pro.

    I opted to move everything over automatically in target disk mode, which worked great. I must say I was impressed.

    Now that I am on Intel, do I need to reinstall any Universal apps I had installed, to get optimization for Intel platform? Or, is the code base literally the same, and I am already getting the benefits of the Universal app install?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    No need to reinstall. Universal apps have both PPC and Intel code slammed together into the same file. The OS just uses the correct one on each platform :D
     

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