Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Aug 2009 23:57 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Adobe has announced it is dropping PowerPC support from its next version of the Creative Suite for the Mac. "By the time the next version of the Suite ships, the very youngest PPC-based Macs will be roughly four years old. They're still great systems, but if you haven't upgraded your workstation in four years, you're probably not in a rush to upgrade your software, either. Bottom line: Time & resources are finite, and with big transitions underway (going 64-bit-native, switching from Carbon to Cocoa), you want Adobe building for the future, not for the past."
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RE: Not to surprising.
by alias on Thu 13th Aug 2009 07:27 UTC in reply to "Not to surprising. "
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I have an old 1.67 G4 powerbook. The screen is not as bright as newer ones, and some edges around the keyboard are a little "worn off", but the rest still works perfectly. In many ways, this notebook blows off many low/mid-end notebooks I've seen using by my colleagues in these weeks (including performance).

I would have no reason to switch if it wasn't for an increasing number of programs built *only* for intel (for no reason whatsoever). I could certainly use Snow Leopard on this machine (and love to), but it's not supported. Again, this is not a terrible issue, but eventually stuff will only be compiled without *any* backward compatibility.

I could simply stay "behind", but being a developer, this is not acceptable. Not that I need the speed, honestly. I still prefer my opaque screen to the glass (even after trying it for months), and I love to be able to replace the battery with a fresh one when I'm traveling. On the hardware side, I see absolutely *no* reason to switch.

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