Rosetta got faster with Mac OS X 10.4.8 update; jumps of more than 30 percent seen

“Intel-native versions of Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Office are still a ways off. But Mac users running these and other programs via Apple’s Rosetta emulation technology on their Intel-based Macs have gotten a significant performance boost from Mac OS X 10.4.8. Macworld Lab tests found improvements in the performance of some non-Intel-native apps on systems running September’s OS X update—with some systems seeing their performance jump by more than 30 percent,” James Galbraith reports for Macworld.

Full article, with benchmarks of Rosetta performance in MAc OS X 10.4.6/7 vs.10.4.8 here.


  1. semi-insane woman

    Isn’t that redunant?

    Thank God I didn’t get married to the girl I just ditched. Three years before I saw the light, but I finally did.

    It’s good to escape a nasty future.

    At least you didn’t get trapped. Many have.

  2. Well, typically chaps, johnnie usually refers to a random person, usually a bloke. As in “see that tall johnnie over there?”. This is actually a derivation of Johnson, which means penis, and hence why condoms are called rubber johnnies.

    So your man’s usage of the term johnnie is unfamiliar to this little commonwealth johnnie.

  3. And the best things bout macs is that they don’t get half as upset as a ‘semi-insane woman’. I’ll toast to leavin those crazy ones behind, and finding the good ones…..who are mac fans as well. =)

  4. I married the right woman AND switched as soon as OS X came around. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

    MW: job (I wish I’d done as well with my job)

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