Newsletter Issue #636: Was This Another Apple Screw-Up?

February 6th, 2012

In line with predictions from the Mac rumor community, Apple this week released a 10.7.3 update for Lion, along with a set of security fixes for users of 10.6, Snow Leopard. In theory, the changes shouldn’t have been terribly significant, at least if you looked at the bill of materials.

But that didn’t stop things from going awry.

Almost from the first hour the Snow Leopard update was installed, legions of angry Mac users began to complain about the loss of Rosetta functionality, usually signaled by the onset of frequent crashes when launching a PowerPC app on an Intel-based Mac. Indeed, one of my clients, a textbook author for a major publisher, placed his “911” call to me and asked for help. He was already running up against a serious deadline.

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