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For any Mac users who are still using Quicken ...

December 22, 2011: 5:06 PM ET

Intuit is finally offering hope that there will be a version that runs on OS X Lion

Not for Lion users

Five years after it issued its last version of Quicken for Apple's (AAPL) Macintosh line -- Quicken for Mac 2007 -- Intuit (INTU) offered this belated assurance Thursday to any users who haven't already switched.

Maybe management took at face value the pundits' repeated warnings -- 56 since 1995, according to the Mac Observer's count -- that Apple's days were numbered.

UPDATE: Reader Al Mitchell points out that Quicken's Mac FAQ link in the letter below leads to a page that tells you where to buy the company's products, but offers no information about the Mac. "That's sure winning back my confidence," he writes.

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