I just heard that in upcoming Mac OS X version Lion, Rosetta will be no more. Rosetta is translating software written for PowerPC Macs to run on Intel Macs. And it's gone in Lion.
Ouch. I think this is awfully soon. It's only been 4-5 years since the first Intel Macs. I am actually not at all sure how many apps I use which were never updated to Intel processor use, but I do know I use at least one: Golive 6, HTML editor. Outdated and dumb perhaps, but I'm just so used to it. Sigh.
... Oh no: and Tex-Edit Plus! It has not been updated to Intel. I use that in so many ways and so many times every day.
... Oh no, and iView MediaPro! I use that for making HTML thumbnail pages every day, and I use an old version because they jacked up the price to 3X and made it needlessly complicated.
Shall I really be dragged kicking and screaming into the second decade of the twenty-first? Damn.
One might say that it shows I'm middle-aged and set in my ways. But heck, one might say instead: if it works, why change it? And these things have just been working beautifully for me. (OK, less than beautifully in the case of Golive, but I haven't found anything to replace it.)