This has nothing to do with firmware updates or intel/universal binaries, rosetta etc. Both apps run fine for me, installers simply worked, so we have to find a different culprit. If it's a fresh install on that MB (MBP?), you might want to simply reinstall OS X from the ground up and try again.
Btw. "one more question" is possibly the worst thread title I've read in the past few months. And I've read many a bad thread title. :/
Mac user since 1987. Running Mac OS X 10.9 "Mavericks" on a MacBook Pro Retina 13" & an iMac 27" and whatever's newest for my iPhone 5s, iPad Air and AppleTV 3.