Intuit is finally offering hope that there will be a version that runs on OS X Lion
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.
Don't buy Apple's new operating system until you find a new home for your financial data
Apple doesn't tell you this, so we will.
With OS X Lion, the new operating system for Macs released Wednesday, Apple (AAPL) has just cut a significant tie to its past -- namely legacy programs like Intuit's (INTU) Quicken that were written for the old PowerPC.
As John Siracusa points out in his definitive and thoroughly entertaining MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 20, 2011 11:34 AM ET
Having let the Mac version languish, Intuit prepares for the death of its flagship product
My first three entries in Quicken, dated Sept. 8, 1997, were a $17.31 payment to Bell Atlantic (remember them?) marked "Philip's modem" (remember those?) and $15 for my annual subscription to the Whole Earth 'Lectronic Link in Sausalito, Calif., which for many years was my only conduit onto the Internet.
I've been a loyal user of Intuit's MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 8, 2011 12:25 PM ET
Intuit, maker of finance software, turns its attention to health-care bills.
If you have health coverage, perhaps you've received that ominous-looking piece of mail from the insurance provider that declares: "This is not a bill," but looks a lot like one.
It's called an "explanation of benefits." But the correspondence doesn't seem to offer much of an explanation to anyone who lacks a medical degree or background as a company benefits MOREJessica Shambora, Writer-Reporter - Aug 27, 2009 6:00 AM ET
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