toggle

AAPL Stock: 111.78 ( -0.87 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Adobe, Microsoft pledge support for Intel, PPC Macs

updated 04:00 pm EDT, Mon June 6, 2005

Adobe MS support Intel

Both Adobe and Microsoft today said they plan to update their applications for the Intel version of Mac OS X. Moreover, both companies have committed to maintaining support for PowerPC Macs for the foreseeable future. "We plan to create future versions of Microsoft Office for the Mac that support both PowerPC and Intel processors," said Roz Ho, general manager of Microsoft's Macintosh Business Unit. "We have a strong relationship with Apple and will work closely with them to continue our long tradition of making great applications for a great platform." Meanwhile, Adobe's CEO Bruce Chizen said that the Intel-transition "is a really smart move on Apple's part and plan to create future versions of our Creative Suite for Macintosh that support both PowerPC and Intel processors."




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

  1. pastusza

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Goodbye VPC

    Well, with the move to Intel chips, virtual PC could run Windows only slightly slower than a native Windows machine. I'm sure that's completely unacceptable to Microsoft. I predict that VPC will be axed because the "porting to the Intel platform" will be too difficult.

    On the "hey this could be neat" side, if Apple ports WINE to the OS X, we may be able to run Windows apps natively.

  1. ebow

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    VPC for Intel already

    VPC for Intel-based computers (i.e. Windows) already exists: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtualpc/default.mspx

    Of course Microsoft might find some other excuse to axe it.

  1. lingo kaiser

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    this is good for Microsof

    I dont know if you realize this, but Microsoft is a software company, and the more pieces of hardware that they are able to see their software, it is better for them.

    therefore, every copy of VPC means two software sales, VPC and Windows.

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

MacNN Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Dell AD211 Bluetooth speaker

For all of the high-priced, over-engineered Bluetooth speakers in the electronics market, there is still room for mass-market solution ...

VisionTek 128GB USB Pocket SSD

USB flash drives dealt the death blow to both the floppy and Zip drives. While still faster than either of the old removable media, sp ...

Kodak PixPro SL10 Smart Lens Camera

Smartphone imagery still widely varies. Large Megapixel counts don't make for a good image, and the optics in some devices are lackin ...

toggle

Most Commented