updated 02:50 pm EDT, Wed August 12, 2009
Adobe drops PowerPC
Adobe on Wednesday announced that future versions of Creative Suite will only run on Intel-based Macs, and not on the older PowerPC systems. The company explains that it is merely following the same path as Apple, after its upcoming Snow Leopard operating system was also revealed to be limited to Intel systems.
"Customers are being notified to provide fair notice of any changes regarding the operating systems and hardware supported by Adobe solutions," the company said in a statement. "By announcing these changes now, Adobe customers will have time to plan their migration strategy accordingly."
Current owners of CS3 or CS4 products will still be able to use the software on PowerPC systems. Adobe will only be updating the older software to address critical issues.