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  • Philly_Phan Level 6 (13,261 points)

    Luc Benard wrote:


    My point is, I understand the Apple choice, but for the scientific community this is a big problem and could prevent the development of scientific app in the future...   

    I find it very hard to believe that the "scientific community" would develop new applications for obsolete hardware.

  • babowa Level 7 (29,975 points)

    What new issues did you expect? Rosetta is not supported in Lion. If you need to run a PPC application, do not upgrade to Lion.


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    1. Luc Benard Level 1 (15 points)

      English is not my natural language, this is probaby why my statement is not clear...


      For sure the scientific community will not develop for PPC anymore, my point is; many time scientifics develop software for a really limited group of user, most of the time they develop for window ( Even if I hate to use a Window OS, most of the software developed for window 95 are still usable on more modern version of Window ) Some of them make the efford to produce a Mac version of there software and if they know that these software could be unusable on short notice it could prevent them to develop for Mac.


      As I said this concern a really small group of user, personnaly I'm totaly happy with Snow Leopard and don't fell frustrated not to be able to update to Lion, Rosetta or not...


      I read this compleat tread again and even if I'm an happy Mac user for many years ( my first was an Apple II+ ) and I often advice people to buy a Mac, I can't understand why some people seem to feel insulted by the fact that some users are not happy with the Apple decision to let go Rosetta...

    2. MlchaelLAX Level 4 (2,027 points)

      Did you figure out how to get Rosetta working in Lion?  If not: what are YOU doing in the meantime?

    3. petermac87 Level 5 (7,365 points)

      MlchaelLAX wrote:


      Did you figure out how to get Rosetta working in Lion?  If not: what are YOU doing in the meantime?

      Rosetta WILL NOT run in Lion. You can run Virtual Machines, Run two OSs in two partitions, run SL server under VM, do what you like but you cannot run Rosetta in LION. Now stop trying to sell whatever it is you flooded the boards with this morning that the moderators had to remove from every Rosetta thread.



    4. etresoft Level 7 (27,858 points)

      That ship has sailed. Even Intuit has updated Quicken for Lion:

    5. Philly_Phan Level 6 (13,261 points)

      etresoft wrote:


      That ship has sailed. Even Intuit has updated Quicken for Lion:

      They lied.


      Plain vanilla iMac OSX 10.7.3, 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 8GB 1067 MHz DDR3


      Open - crash - open - crash - open - crash - open - crash...


      Intuit had a support page that acknowledged that very problem but they've since taken it down.  In the meantime, I put a hold on my credit card to stop the charge.

    6. MlchaelLAX Level 4 (2,027 points)

      And even worse (presuming they will fix Quicken 2007 for Lion) is that that is NO upgrade path for those users of Quicken 2004 and earlier:



      Why is that important?  Intuit gradually subjected Quicken for Mac to various lobotomy procedures each year to strip features out of it.  For example, Quicken 2005 and thereafter do NOT have the ability to track stock market transactions. DUH!


      In addition MANY people have expressed their frustrations with scanner software, bar-code reader software, hobbiest software (for example, ham radio) that may NEVER be upgraded to work on an Intel Mac.


      So yes, the ship has sailed, but for many they are looking for alternative transportation... 


      PeterMac suggests: "Run two OSs in two partitions, run SL ... under VM" which for many are the only solutions that, in his opinion, will ever work with Lion.


      Message was edited by: MlchaelLAX to fix grammatical error

    7. Philly_Phan Level 6 (13,261 points)

      There is no way that I will ever again consider using any Intuit product in my home.  They have repeatedly made it clear that they don't want Mac customers.

    8. Ronda Wilson Level 8 (41,220 points)

      I have been using Quicken for over 15 years to do our income taxes, and I use AppleWorks every day, and not just the features of it which are easily replaced with multiple alternative software solutions.


      I have decided to stick with Snow Leopard until it is no longer feasible to do other essential things with it, and then I will upgrade with another Mac, but keep my older Mac for use with the applications I still need to use which are too outdated for newer systems.


      I think this will work well for me, but may not be the best solution for everyone.

    9. Moosbach Level 1 (0 points)

      Is there no third party software available to solve this problem?

    10. petermac87 Level 5 (7,365 points)


    11. Carlo TD Level 3 (550 points)

      Maybe.. go on youtube, and search for how to partition your drive with both snow lepoard and lion... so when you want to start you can set which drive you want to start up on automatically, i.e. if you prefer to start up in Snow Leopard, and occasionally want Lion or vice versa.... start up in Lion, and when you occasionally need Snow lepoard (you just hold down the option key.)

    12. Carlo TD Level 3 (550 points)

      I have herd some use a virtual program... so they could have both at the same time... but you would have to search these forums, cause that is where i have read it i think.

    13. MlchaelLAX Level 4 (2,027 points)

      Carlo TD wrote:


      I have herd some use a virtual program... so they could have both at the same time... but you would have to search these forums, cause that is where i have read it i think.

      Snow Leopard running within Parallels 7 on a mid-2011 Mac Mini running Lion.


      Within Snow Leopard you can see Quicken 2002 and Excel 2004 running using Snow Leopard's Rosetta and accessing Lion's files using file sharing:




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