Good Housekeeping On Your Mac


Activity monitor shows which
processor apps were built for
Activity monitor shows which processor apps were built for
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Rosetta, the OS X technology that runs code built for the G4 processor in the Intel platform is so good that you can easily be running old code, even when new code, built for the processor you're running is long out. Kelly Flanagan told me today that you can make Activity Monitor show you the "kind" of a process (select "kind" in View). I found I had half a dozen little applications and menu bar items that were running G4 code and updated them. I also found a few things that should be running and took steps to make sure they stay shutdown. Good housekeeping...