universal binary?

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  1. hellsspawn

    hellsspawn New Member

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    what is this crap? is that all i use on my new mbp? doesnt that severely limit my selection? or has everything been updated?
     
  2. Rustinpeace

    Rustinpeace Gonna end up a big 'ol pile a them bones. OT Supporter

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    It means that the program will work on both PPC and Intel macs. Most of the software thats a few years old has been updated to work on the Intels, and all of the new software coming out will be for the Intels. Not much to worry about there, unless you wanna use some old ass programs.
     
  3. hellsspawn

    hellsspawn New Member

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    no... not really.... thanks for the info
     
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    ez4me2c3d Cold Member

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    Universal binary doesn't mean that it will work on both PPC and Intel Macs. It means that the program was compiled for use on either type of system and will run natively on either type.

    Both PPC and Intel Macs can run any mac software, but the Intel Macs will run it through Rosetta so it can handle the PPC compiled program. This means performance loss for many programs. But nothing too serious, so go ahead and install any Mac software you want.

    If it's too slow, uninstall it and wait for it's UB conterpart. It shouldn't be too long before all apps are offered in UB.
     
  5. hellsspawn

    hellsspawn New Member

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    well.. not a huge amount of software that i run anyways

    things like azereus
    mac the ripper
    toast
    firefox
    mercury

    nothing too demanding.... i was more worried about games....
    but ill be playing pc games for the first while
     
  6. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    most everything important is already universal.

    adobe cs3 will be universal and released 2nd quarter 2007
     

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