APPLE CHANGES TO INTEL FROM POWERPC CHIPS
Big news in the tech industry, and a big deal for Transitive Technologies:
Rosetta is a key to Apple's Intel shift
TRANSLATION SAVES OLD MAC SOFTWARE
By Dean Takahashi
Apple Computer is making the leap to Intel thanks in part to a software translation technology from a 65-person company in Los Gatos.
Transitive Technologies confirmed Tuesday that it is providing Apple with technology that allows old Macintosh software programs to run on computers based on Intel rather than IBM chips. Transitive's technology will be part of software called Rosetta, which will work for current Macintosh OS X programs that run on PowerPC systems but not for older programs that run on OS 8 and OS 9 software, according to Apple. (full article)