How is the Mac version of Adobe CS5 compared with the Windows version?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by hajime, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. hajime macrumors 601

    Jul 23, 2007
    Hello. I am using both Mac OS/X and Vista 64-bit on my MBP. I am considering to buy the Educational version of Adobe CS5 Production Premium (mainly using Illustrator but once in a while photoshop and Premiere). How is the Mac version compared with the Windows version? Is it better or the same? Thanks.
  2. macdog24 macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2010
    I'd like to know as well. I just got a new MBP 15" i7 and plan to get CS5. I'm also thinking of running Windows 7 on it. Is there any reason at all to purchase the Windows version of CS5 or should I stick with the Mac version? Is the Mac version 64 bit and does that matter?

    I've always been a Windows user and thought about running Windows 7 as my primary OS on the MPB, but Mac OS seems OK.
  3. hajime thread starter macrumors 601

    Jul 23, 2007
    The only different I know of is that I can use the Helvetia font for free on the Mac version. There must be lots of other differences that I am not aware of.
  4. Benny08 macrumors member


    Jul 30, 2010
    i am a user of all of CS5 on my mac and well Photoshop when it was being built at Adobe was first built on a mac, so basically they are more mac friendly as my friend baught a new super computer and well i put CS5 on that and it runs way slow compared to my mac.
    Illustrator i have herd runs alot smoother on a Mac so if i was i would go for a mac version rather than a windows version!

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