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davorrr

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Oct 15, 2021
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I had bought a license for the entire Adobe CS6 Collection back in the days, for something like 3K(!!!). Shortly after that, Adobe changed the pricing model to monthly/yearly plans. The last supported Mac OS for CS6 was Sierra. I was keeping some old machines for that, dealing with KVM switches, but it was cumbersome and had low performance.

As a UX/UI Designer these days I mostly use Figma and Sketch on Mac Mini M1. Although Adobe products I use rarely these days, but occasionally I need to open an old photoshop file or do some work in Indesign or Illustrator. I used to work with these apps for decades and am extremely familiar with them (Affinity, although cool & cheep, didn't work for me).

My idea was to buy an iMac Pro and downgrade to Sierra. These got affordable and should be compatible with CS6, I guess?
On another partition I could install Monterey and the newer apps.
Another reason for an iMac Pro is, I like its screen better than my old Apple Cinema 30.

Is anybody using Adobe CS6 on an iMac Pro?
According to this page, it should be possible: https://eshop.macsales.com/guides/Mac_OS_X_Compatibility
But still curios, if anyone here has a similar setup?
 

davorrr

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Oct 15, 2021
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It’s irrelevant for you now, but that chart is incorrect. The iMac Pro shipped with High Sierra 10.13.2. It can’t run Sierra.
Thanks, gonna give it a try now. Seems to be reasonably priced.
 
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