timeline for apps to make the transistion?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Mike Teezie, Jan 13, 2006.

  1. Mike Teezie macrumors 68020

    Mike Teezie

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    I'm in a bit of a dilemma here.

    I've been in the market for a laptop for a few months now. I took a gamble and held off from buying, thinking there would be new Powerbooks at MWSF, and I was right. I'm very happy with the MacBooks (save the name), and I want to buy one asap.

    The only thing is, I use Photoshop and Illustrator more than anything.

    What is a realistic guess as to the timeline for Adobe to release new versions of these apps? How long will I have to struggle through PS and Illustrator under Rosetta?

    I mean, buying a PPC laptop just doesn't make sense, does it?
     
  2. pknz macrumors 68020

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    Are there any chances you can rent a PPC for a few months? Aside from that, I would wait. Unless you really need one urgently.
     
  3. Blackheart macrumors 6502a

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    I would try emailing them and asking, if I were you. I've emailed companies about products they'll release in the future with success. Given the inevitability of their porting to the Intel processor, it'd be a fair question to ask of them.

    i.e. I emailed Sonnet about a couple months ago asking when they were going to debut a PCI-E SATA adapter for the PMG5. They told me they were aiming for the beginning of January. Sure enough... introduction at MWSF'06 with shipments in February.
     
  4. Mike Teezie thread starter macrumors 68020

    Mike Teezie

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    I wish I could, but that's not an option for me here in redneckland.

    Come on Adobe...hurry and get those universal binaries out......
     
  5. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    We have to wait for CS3.

    "Adobe currently has no plans to update Adobe Creative Suite 2 or any other currently available Adobe products to support Macintosh computers that use Intel processors. Instead, we plan on investing in preparing future versions of our Macintosh products for this new line of computers."
     
  6. excalibur313 macrumors 6502a

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    Do I dare ask when the projected beta/release date is for cs 3?
     
  7. oclor macrumors regular

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    I don't think you'll have to wait long. No one expected apple to come out with intel macs so soon and apple wouldn't spill their secrets so the companies were'nt in a hurry. Now they're gonna pick up their work and i think most will apps will be available when apple hopefully comes out with new macs in a couple of months.
     
  8. oclor macrumors regular

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    Also, you could probably use Rossetta to run Photoshop
     

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