Hi, my name is XXXXX XXXXX you available?
Hi, are you available?
Yes, My name is Frank
Hi Frank, I'm Britton...
10.5.8 is the version of Mac OS X that you are running -- you are meeting the version requirements for Quicken Essentials. However, the architecture of your Mac refers to the CPU that's running inside. In your case, you're running a PowerPC G4 processor.When you get an "Architecture Unsupported" error, it's because the software you're running requires an Intel-based Mac (Core 2 Duo, Core i5/i7, etc.. )
Does that make sense?
Unfortunately, the only work-around is to use an intel-based mac since this is a limitation of the hardware on your Mac, not its software
Are you still with me?
Here is a link to the System Requirements page for Quicken Essentials (click System Requirements)http://quicken.intuit.com/personal-finance-software/mac-personal-financial-software.jsp You'll see next to the "Computer" section that it requires an Intel-based Mac
I'm speaking with my brother right now, and he says there should be a backward compatability mode. even if I DON'T have an intel processor
Looks like I have to get another computer for Quicken
He's probably thinking of the other way around using Rosetta. Rosetta allows you to run PowerPC applications on Intel machines. You are trying the opposite -- to run an Intel application on a PowerPC machine
I thank you for your time. I think my questions are answered
Good deal. Sorry I didn't have more positive news for you. Let me know if I can be of more help.
You bet. Have a good evening