Adobe CS4 on a new Mac Mini via VM?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Taustin Powers, Jun 5, 2019.

  1. Taustin Powers macrumors regular

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    Planning to buy a new Mac Mini, 3.2 Ghz 6 Core, 32 Gigs of RAM, 2 TB storage.

    I still use Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Premiere from time to time, but I don't wanna pay their rental fees. If I run a Snow Leopard virtual machine on this Mac Mini via Fusion, and install CS4 on it, should I expect any issues with performance or compatibility? Is this a good idea?
     
  2. Stephen.R macrumors 65816

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    I run a HS vm for Billings pro server, it’s not an issue for me but I believe the gpu in the vm is quite basic.
     
  3. for this macrumors 6502

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    IME, Photoshop CS4 runs fine on Mojave.

    Illustrator CS4 has a little problem (from Yosemite onwards) about defaulting to the "Documents Folder" every time you choose open or place a file, you will have to do more mouse-clicks. People in Adobe's forum have been recommending DefaultFolderX as a solution for it. Other than that, it works fine.

    Haven't tried Premiere though.
     
  4. Boyd01 macrumors 601

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    Can't help with the 2018 Mini, but FWIW I am still running Photoshop CS3 under Sierra on a 2012 Mini and 2013 MacBook Air. So I doubt that you would need to go all the way back to Snow Leopard for CS4.
     

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