As is his wont, Mac-, iPhone-, and iPad-user Rush Limbaugh addressed an Apple Mac-related issue on what, since its inception on August 1, 1988, is the highest-rated talk radio show in the United States. The 3-hour Rush Limbaugh Show airs daily on a network of approximately 590 AM and FM affiliate stations.
I had one computer left to upgrade to OS X Lion. So I did that, and… (interruption) What? I didn’t say that, that’s true. If you’re still using that stuff you deserve to have it wiped out. Like, for example, I use Quicken, which was made for Power PC chip, and the Quicken I have is from 2007. It doesn’t work anymore. You know, in previous versions of OS X they had this program called Rosetta that would translate Power PC programs up to these Intel chips, but they stopped doing that. This is it. Now, I knew in advance that it wasn’t gonna work so I’ve got Quicken on a separate computer that I’m [not] upgrading to Lion. That’s how I handled it. (interruption) Snerdley, are you still using Word Perfect as a…? Well, good. If you’re using stuff from 2004, it deserves to be wiped out! You need to upgrade.
I just got a note that some people say that there’s a program out there, if you use Quicken 2007 on your Mac. Of course, it won’t work with Lion, and Quicken’s not gonna fix it. They’ve got an upgrade called the Quicken Essentials but it’s not any good. The Quicken CEO’s on the Apple board. This makes no sense, but I’m not gonna upgrade so you gotta keep an old computer around at System 10.6 whatever to use Quicken. And they say, “Well, there’s a new app out there called iBank,” which I tried. I exported all my Quicken stuff to iBank and I imported it. The problem is that none of the memorized transactions arrived. Quicken’s got a lot, and the reporting — prepare a tax summary or whatever — that’s not nearly as good, and therefore not useful for me.
But I don’t want to run down iBank. I mean, if you just need a checkbook — write checks, keep track of stuff — you can do that, but if you use Quicken to really keep track everything tax-wise, iBank, I hadn’t found a way to make it work. For example, in Quicken when you’re writing a check, you gotta write a check to American Express, you type in a-m, it all fills in. You type a-m, it all fills — it’s a memorized transaction, all the addresses and so forth, and if there are multiple, you scroll through the, hit what you want. None of that transferred in the import, and then there are schedule transactions, every month certain bills get paid, income. That didn’t import.
So it’s got a great interface, and it does print checks and all that kind of stuff but — I tried it. Tried it. I’m not trying to run it down. It doesn’t do everything Quicken does — it kind of ticks me off here that I gotta keep a computer on the old system just to use Quicken. This Intuit people, you know, they’re one of these outfits that cares about Windows and Apple or Mac, but they’re on the Apple board.
MacDailyNews Note: Limbaugh is likely referring to Bill Campbell, Chairman of Apple’s Board of Directors, who previously served as Intuit’s president and CEO from 1994 to 1998 and as CEO from September 1999 until January 2000 and who obviously has zero pull with Intuit now or the lazy, incompetent bastages likely wouldn’t be screwing Quicken for Mac users today.
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