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: I'm frankly not surprised
by Eddyspeeder on Fri 14th Aug 2009 23:16 UTC in reply to "I'm frankly not surprised"
Eddyspeeder
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2006-05-10

Also, don't pin this down to Steve Jobs. John Sculley (Apple's CEO before Jobs returned) considers not moving to the Intel platform one of his greatest mistakes during his Apple career:
http://macworld.co.uk/news/index.cfm?newsid=7045" rel="nofollow">http://web.archive.org/web/20071208100556/http://macworld.co.uk/new...

Like I said before, I too think the PowerBook G4 laptops were wonderful, beautiful, elegant and a whole lot of other descriptions involving praise. But I think most people idealize that beautiful G4 era.

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