Why do I need to install Rosetta with Snow Leopard?

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Why do I need to install Rosetta with Snow Leopard?

Post by dave » 2010-01-22 09:12:17

Rosetta, the technology that was introduced with the introduction of Intel Macs to translate PowerPC applications on the fly, does not come installed by default. This is a potential issue because the file translators we currently use to open .doc documents, for example, are coded for PowerPC. When you try to open a document that needs the file translator you may see an alert that will ask you to install Rosetta. If you click the "Install" button, Rosetta will then install and Nisus Writer (Express or Pro) will work as before.

Or, to avoid that alert, when you are installing Snow Leopard for the first time click on the "Customize" button and choose Rosetta.

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