On 1/10/06, Rickmond C. Wong <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > just checked them out at http://www.apple.com. there's > a standard called 'universal' which lets powerpc-based > apps run on the new intel chips it seems. emulation > will probably be slow as heck until they work out the > kinks methinks Once the application you're interested in ships as a Universal Binary, no emulation is involved (this is what us old NeXTStep guys knew as a 'Fat Binary'). Some apps are shipping as UB now, all Apple's 'Pro' apps (FCP, Logic Pro etc) will ship as UB in March. There is an emulation layer - called Rosetta - which lets IntelMacs run PPC code, but that's really intended as a back-stop. The bottom line: with Universal Binary applications no emulation is required on *either* Intel or PPC machines.