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. :/
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