Getting a new Mac w/ Leopard ~ Questions about Programs

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ThirteenXIII, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. ThirteenXIII macrumors 6502a

    Mar 8, 2008
    I've read through a list of programs that "compatible" with the new OS X Leopard system.

    But I wanted to get some feedback from forum members on how well they run compared to Tiger.

    I'm first off purchasing a Stock MacPro 2.8Ghz w/ the 8800GT
    my current machine is great but not gonna update it to leopard and im looking to expand my productivity and business.

    The following programs i use on a continuous and daily basis:

    Adobe Creative Suite 2 (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign etc)
    Macromedia Studio 8 (Flash, Dreamweaver, Etc)
    Office 2004
    Ableton Live 5

    other programs
    toast 7

    Essentially i could spend figuratively the amount for Adobe CS3 instead of a new MacPro, but id frankly rather get the big rig to work in correspondence to my hardware needs.

    ANy trouble with Adobe CS2 or office 2004 with Leopard?

    or any other advice with regards to the Computer upgrade?

  2. HLdan macrumors 603


    Aug 22, 2007
    You will need to do some upgrades. Adobe CS series 3 only runs on Leopard.
    Mac Office 2004 runs on Leopard but only under Rosetta which is slow so you will need to upgrade or buy a new copy of Office 2008. However there are several Office options such as Neo Office and iWork that run great under Leopard.

    Toast 8 is made for Leopard
    Not sure about Abelton.
    The rest you are using is fine.
  3. ThirteenXIII thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 8, 2008
    So CS2 and Macromedia 8 should continue to work fine under Leopard?

  4. ingenious macrumors 68000


    Jan 13, 2004
    Washington, D.C.
    No, CS2 won't. Read his post again.
  5. StumpJumper macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2008
    I just got a new Mac Pro (2.8Ghz 4 Core) two days ago and I've installed CS2 under Leopard with no problems. Only thing is that I'm pretty disappointed with the speed of Illustrator and Photoshop compared to my PowerMac G5 (dual 2.5Ghz with 4.5Gb RAM).

    I'm hoping that adding more RAM to the Mac Pro (currently 2Gb) will severely improve the performance. Otherwise I will look at upgrading to CS3 depending on whether it will make much difference?
  6. ThirteenXIII thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 8, 2008
    well i ve been testing out Leopard on a previous gen MacPro
    I have successfully used CS2 Suite, Macromedia Studio 8, Office 04 etc etc.

    annd cs3 works excellent under tiger on another work machine im testing***

    Im not sure why people say theyre incompatible, they may not run at intel native speeds but they still work.

    thanks again i guess.

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