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mikeseb
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« on: February 01, 2006, 08:27:27 PM »
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This may not be news to everyone here, but Adobe has released a downloadable statementon its support policies for Intel-based Macs.

To summarize, it appears that Universal Binary versions of Creative Suite and other applications will appear only with the next versions, on Adobe's usual timeline of 18-24 months between major upgrades (not surprising); that CS2 has not been extensively tested running on Intel Macs via Rosetta, nor will this operating mode be supported by Adobe; and that performance degradations under Rosetta will occur.

As I said, not news, but there it is for those who are wondering about the upcoming transition to Intel Macs. I'm gonna be in that pack, as my 3 yr old PowerMac dual G4 is creaking under the strain of 1+GB TIFF's.
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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2006, 10:30:21 AM »
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That's why I bought the iMac G5 20". It will brige the gap until the intel based chips and software are more robust and stable.
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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2006, 12:54:35 PM »
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Yeah, that's pretty lame IMHO.

I understand the reasoning though. Why spend the time and effort getting CS2 to be Universal Binary (UB) when they can just push UB support back a little for the release of CS3? If they brought UB support to CS2 they'd have to do so for free since every other company is doing so too. Not to mention it's not fair to charge customers when no additional functionality has been added. If they charged $50 for UB support like it originally was said they'd get bad press for being cheap-a**es.

In the end, it's not so bad. Most people needing a stable and dependable system will be waiting for Rev.B intel macs anyway which most likely won't be coming out until early 2007 when CS3 hits stores.

Hopefully there will be some big improvements (how about the promise for actual bug-patches? Interface improvements?) to CS3 to make it worthwhile for everyone to upgrade since they will have to anyway.
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