updated 11:00 am EST, Fri March 10, 2006
Transitive defense Rosetta
Transitive, the developer of the technology that lies beneath Apple's Rosetta software, defended the fact that certain key Mac applications--such as Adobe Photoshop--perform at sub-par levels in the eyes of some users. "If you use performance intensive applications, or if you are a professional user and you are going to use certain applications in a way that is computationally intensive, you will see some loss in performance. But we think that that's a relatively small percentage of the users, and a small percentage of the applications. For the vast majority of users, we think that Quick Transit delivers more than sufficient performance," said Bob Wiederhold, CEO of Transitive. Apple's new Intel-based Macs easily outperform their older siblings when running native Universal Binary applications, but in many cases fail to perform even as well as the older models when running non-Universal Binary applications such as Adobe Photoshop or Cinema 4D, according to Macworld UK.