Snow Leopard update wreaks havoc on Rosetta, luddite users contemplate running with Lion (update)

Normally updates are meant to better your OS, delivering necessary tweaks and performance improvements. But this latest batch out of Cupertino’s managed to do just the opposite for users running the Lion 10.7.3 package, as it’s caused many applications to force crash and bewildered users to restore Time Machine backups. Well, now the hordes clinging to Snow Leopard can join in the commiseration, as forums begin to flood with reports of failed Rosetta compatibility. That software, essential for PowerPC programs to run on Apple’s preferred Intel chipset, has been rendered useless by a just released security fix, prompting one community member to craft a DIY patch. While, Apple is reportedly working on a cure-all for these rampant woes, we’d caution any who haven’t taken the plunge to sit this one out for a bit.

Update: As it would turn out, Apple’s apparently gotten rid of the original 10.7.3 package, replacing with the “Combo Client” in hopes of relieving some of the aforementioned issues. If you’ve already downloaded the original, you can head to Apple’s site listed below to install the new version. Hit up the more coverage links below for more details, and feel free to let us know how things are shaping up in the comments.

Snow Leopard update wreaks havoc on Rosetta, luddite users contemplate running with Lion (update) originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 04 Feb 2012 16:21:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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