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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




  1. pastusza

    Joined: Dec 1969


    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


    VPC for Intel already

    VPC for Intel-based computers (i.e. Windows) already exists:

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

  1. lingo kaiser

    Joined: Dec 1969


    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.

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