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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I'm frankly not surprised
by madcrow on Thu 13th Aug 2009 17:49 UTC
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Apple seems to want everybody to move along to Intel hardware and pressuring ISVs like Adobe to only compile their apps for x86 is a big part of that. The fact that Apple is discontinuing PPC support in 10.6 (the version of OS X likely to be shipping when the next version of Adobe stuff comes out) probably has something to do with the decision also.

Nevertheless, I look forward to snapping up a cheap used G4 laptop once all the Jobs-worshiping masses are finally forced to move along.

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