updated 10:10 am EDT, Wed March 21, 2007
Leopard speeds up CS3
Adobe has announced that its new CS3 pro software -- which is due to launch next week in New York City -- offers "significant performance gains" when running under Apple's Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard -- which at least one industry analyst expects to ship in mid-April. Adobe's forthcoming release of Creative Suite 3 is expected to bolster Intel-based Mac sales due to pent up demand from professional users waiting to purchase new Apple hardware until a native version of Photoshop surfaces. CRN noted in early March that Adobe and Apple had finally fixed a "Tiger Pause" issue that would cause the professional imaging software to freeze for up to several seconds every half a minute, and today cited "significant performance gains" as claimed by Adobe for CS3 on Intel-based Macs. Adobe has said its latest professional software will run smoothly on both Mac OS X Tiger and the as yet unreleased Mac OS X Leopard.