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Adobe dropping PowerPC support for Creative Suite

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.




by MacNN Staff

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  1. rvhernandez

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +9

    Now...

    I'm fine with this news. Now how about giving us true 64-bit support and TRUE cohesiveness across the CS apps in CS5?

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  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -16

    Re: Now

    And what 'true' 64-bit support are you insisting they add?

  1. coffeetime

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +6

    After Effects CS3--32 bit

    I use After Effects CS3 on Intel Mac which has 16 GB of RAM. After Effects can't detects beyond 3 GB of RAM so I occasionally gets out of memory message and the application stops rendering in midway. After Effects CS4 has the same problem due to its still-32-bit-application. I think Adobe is waiting for Snow Leopard before truly converting all of their Suite to 64 bit.

  1. bigpoppa206

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +3

    Actually

    Adobe just told you that they can now go 64 bit!

  1. rytc

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    CS5

    CS5 will be 64 bit - perhaps one of the reasons they are dropping PowerPC support.

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