This shocking news/rumor/speculation was breifly posted to, and quickly pulled from MacCentral: Adobe will no longer be supporting Photoshop for OSX, beginning with Photoshop 8 This may be wildly out there, but this is such a critical possiblity that I had to mention it!!!!!! Here's a transcript of another forum I read: Microsoft buys Adobe - Mac OS will not be supported in Photoshop 8 > MAC NEWS > Photoshop 8 moncul Posts: 219 Photoshop 8 What's this about PhotoShop 8 not being ported to OSX? Anyone really know, or is it just gossip? ihcra Monrovia Posts: 1242 announcement made by adobe ceo - big fight between apple and adobe CPU CoffeePotUnit RightHereRightNow still has to be confirmed, but its cruel isnt it? Meska smoking toast crumbz « london styla » 479 surely they meant Mac OS as in 9 ihcra freebasing since 1999 Monrovia 1242 nope - 'apparently' it has something to do with more Apple software in the pipeline - first there was final cut pro/express and imovie stepping on adobe premier's toes apple branded photoshop perhaps? InPeace great deals on used camels London 483 No, Adobe have committed to continuing support for OS 9. It seems they are concerned about keeping up with continued changes to OS X. All the more worrying, because their first release of Photoshop 8 is scheduled for Windows XP. InPeace great deals on used camels London 483 Anyone notice the news story about this on MacCentral has been pulled? And I'm sure they edited it first. Wish I'd kept a copy. g c a rebel without a clue In your head 452 quote:Originally posted by InPeace No, Adobe have committed to continuing support for OS 9. It seems they are concerned about keeping up with continued changes to OS X. All the more worrying, because their first release of Photoshop 8 is scheduled for Windows XP. yes. I can confirm this. I heard it from another source aswell. The same source also told me that something similar "could" be happening with QuarkXpress 6 CPU CoffeePotUnit RightHereRightNow 195 i found the maccentral newspage in my cache, but the article was already gone when i checked this just cannot be true ihcra freebasing since 1999 Monrovia 1242 yes the quark dumping macs has been floating around the industry for a while in many ways i think apple have been suspecting this - which mean they need now more than ever not to piss adobe off imagine the mac without adobe or quark RIP MacOS Gee Four Club Soda Good Ol' England 36 RIP MacOS indeed, No amount of ****ty, half baked wank iApp will make up for the loss of Adobe or Quark. Apple really are idiots. For fuks sake! gone lying git moncul 219 I've Googled and I don't know what and can find no trace of this 'story'. Urban myth in the making? RaiDeR g0's Love Slave New Jersey 551 Microsoft buys Adobe??? I just saw this in the little news bar uptop or whatever it is? So is it true that Microsoft bought Adobe and now PS 8 wont be for the Mac OS? When did this all happen, fill me in here ihcra freebasing since 1999 Monrovia 1242 wow - ive never seen apple so quick to stamp a rumor like this out before they must be REALLY worried - stock protection tactics i suspect ihcra freebasing since 1999 Monrovia 1242 well the ps8 not for macs seems to be a stronger of the rumours - m$ buyout of adobe seems to be a causal rumour i.e. ps8 rumour true then people speculating reasons why generates the microsoft rumour all lends greater credence to the photoshop rumour so regardless of the truth of the microsoft rumour it seems the parting company of adobe and apple is likely g c a rebel without a clue In your head 452 Apple is going "Audio / Video Editing Only". hint, hint: iDVD, iMovie, Final Cut Pro / Express... and Apple bought Emagic. ihcra freebasing since 1999 Monrovia 1242 true - no room for adobe premier then so if sun microsystems do go down - apple wont buy them but just sidestep intotheir niche? sam.freak The Procrastinator Under your table, doing dirty things to your wife and daughter... 131 Hmmm, Apparently Adobe makes a third of their Revenue with MacOS Products... Can they really afford to lose that? ihcra freebasing since 1999 Monrovia 1242 well if m$ buys them - maybe they can think about it if microsoft wanted to get rid of apple - its probably easier to strangle it to death than buy apple stock or compete like for like in software technology mac dies m$ picks up the pieces adobe gets all that lost user base back again if there were any company in the world with cash reserves big enough to swallow the temporary losses which company might that be ........[/edit] HarkJohnny crisp hoppy India Pale Ale drunken stupor 241 If that happens I'm going to vomit. really i will. I'll change careers if I can't work do my work on my Mac. CPU CoffeePotUnit RightHereRightNow 195 the story goes on, the apple-adobe connection seems to be in real trouble from macnn: Adobe Acrobat has problems with OS X Wednesday, January 22, 2003 @ 4:10pm "An Adobe promotion encouraging engineering houses to move to Adobe Acrobat as part of their workflow in drawing production has brought about some problems with the Acrobat software not running in Mac OS X. It sounded like a good idea to us, so we tried it. Unfortunately, the majority of the Acrobat software doesn't run under OS X although it is marketed as being built for OS X. Adobe's tech support group was very honest in admitting that the program had major bugs. Tech support's comments were that they thought that everyone should be entitled to a free upgrade once the product worked as advertised. However, when I contacted the customer service department, even when I gave them the support case numbers that backed my claims, they would not stand behind their product. Essentially, they told me we'd have to buy the product twice (once now and then again we they got the bugs fixed so that it was usable). Consequently, we returned the product and will not be moving to a PDF work flow. Fortunately, CDW has been great in helping us to resolve this issue. Once they heard Adobe's response, they were great at issuing us an RMA. " gone lying git moncul 219 I've just had a word with people at MacWorld and MacUser and their reply was 'crap'. Make of that what you will. ihcra freebasing since 1999 Monrovia 1242 hmm so the adobe/apple conflict has many fronts maybe not a forthcoming Apple version iPhotoshop but instead themac no longer suiting the adobe vision of a total adobe publication and multimedia office suite? underscore tick _flash.enabled = true ... mental state of awareness. 158 ... just as a point of reference, a few months back in the rumor mills, it was suggested that Microsoft was buying out Macromedia. I do not think it's really plausible that M$ is buying either Macromedia or Adobe. SCARECROW Home-Brew 455 Its rubbish I tell ya.. !! Nah, I dont believe that crap.. Adobe, like it or not, is still too tied with Apple. Apple also, would not be that dumb. (Well, actually, maybe they would) but if this was to happen, I would not be surprised to see Apple goe right back at MS's julgular with releasing OS X for x86. But, all of this will happen when pigs fly, I think.