Adobe sounds Apple PowerPC death rattle
Creative Suite shrugs off old Mac
Adobe will not support Mac PowerPC-based systems in future versions of its Creative Suite product.
It's the latest blow for PowerPC users, who may have bought their Macs as late as 2006 in Apple's pre-Intel days.
In June, Cupertino lined up a nail in the coffin of its ageing PowerPC flotilla by announcing that its upcoming Mac OS X 10.6 platform, AKA Snow Leopard, wouldn't support the PowerPC.
So it's unsurprising to see Adobe cuddling up to Apple's Intel-powered machines for future releases of its Creative Suite software bundle, including Photoshop, Flash and Illustrator.
Adobe said PowerPC hangers on will still be able to use Creative Suite 3 and 4 on their machines. However, the firm will only provide support that deals with critical issues in the software for those running it on non-Intel Macs.
The vendor is yet to announce details of its next iteration of Creative Suite, but it's clearly keen to see users ditch their PowerPCs in favour of a juicier Apple.
Adobe gives the full lowdown here. ®
Not really a problem
The issue arises because Mac users are able to keep their machines longer as they are not so badly affected by OS bloat. I still use a G4 running X even though the G4 was discontinued two years before X was released.
My question is whether Adobe have added useful features, which would suggest an upgrade , or merely munged the app around hoping people would buy it.
If you don't need the feature - don't upgrade.
Oh, an article about Macs.
OK, back to installing software on my new Windows 7 rig.
Which I put together in er, 2003 for memory.
And still works.
And runs the latest OSes.
And is still fast enough to do useful work.
And cost about 1/4 a Mac at the time for a better rig.
And I can go on, if you want....
are a bunch of moaning, what everything pillocks anyway, I should Know, I support an office of about 35 of them, we only have 2 PPC G4 laptops left and 3 PPC G5 duelies that are nearing the end of their lives left in circulation so Im having trouble seeing what the issue is here, one day you will have to upgrade, accept it and buy a new computer, or better yet, Complain to your IT admin (unless your IT admin is me, in which case I'm on lunch - permanently) and get them to replace your aging archaic platform.