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News" Lion is coming.
The newest OSX system is called Lion.
Before you try to ride that beast, remember the limerick about the young lady from Niger. There are warning to heed. Read these:
http://blog.smalldog.com/
http://rmmr.us/2011/05/will-my-rosetta-applications-work-with-lion/
Lion won’t have Rosetta, which is a PowerPC emulator. Applications compiled for PowerPC processors can be run on Intel macs using Rosetta to translate PowerPC instructions to x86 (Intel). PowerPC applications cannot be run without the aid of Rosetta. Mac OS X Snow Leopard is the last version that supported Rosetta. If you don’t use PowerPC applications, you don’t have to worry. If you want to know if you have any PowerPC applications on your Mac, just go to System Profiler, and go to “applications”. The end of Rosetta support doesn’t apply to Universal apps, because they contain both x86 and PowerPC code, and will run in either platform.
FileMaker 6, FileMaker 8, Quicken 2007, Office 2004 for Mac, lots of older printer drivers, the list goes on — all of this software could become completely useless once you upgrade to Lion