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Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Luis Ortega, Sep 27, 2007.
I have an Intel MBP. Is Office 2004 for Macs PPC or Universal Binary?
Thanks for any replies.
PPC, I recommend NeoOffice for now
At least until Office '08 comes out, which should be January...
PPC, unfortunately. Office 2008 will be universal.
Maybe someone else can tell how well it runs in rosetta.
Edit: Too slow...
Office 2004 is not universal, Office 2008 will be universal. Office 2008 will be released in January. In the interim I second the recommendation for NeoOffice.
2004 runs just fine on Rosetta, a few hiccups on occassion, but nothing that would preclude me from using it.
You can see what type of code is running with the Activity Monitor. From there you can see if there are UB updates from the software company's mother ship. MS Office fails of course.
I keep hearing that running PPC programs on an Intel Mac is bad for performance, but does it apply only to the particular software running in Rosetta or would having one PPC software installed also affect the entire system and slow it down?
What about running several applications at once? Would running a PPC program while running a Universal Binary program affect performance on both or just the PPC program? Would having both running at once make the system more unstable?
I have no problem continuing to use my PC for Office until an Intel version comes out for the Mac.
Thanks for all the helpful replies.