Part of the Software applications glossary:

A fat Mac application is an application program for the Macintosh computer that is compiled to run on either a Mac containing the Motorola 68000 series microprocessor or the microprocessor. The 68000 series is the traditional Macintosh microprocessor. The more recent and faster PowerPC microprocessor was developed by Apple, IBM, and Motorola to rival or exceed the Intel microprocessor series used in PC s. A fat Mac library is one that contains library routines (program code) that will run with either microprocessor.

This was last updated in April 2005
Contributor(s): Max M. Alvarez
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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