Mac CS5 vs. PC CS5

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  1. maflynn Moderator

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    At this point in the creative suite version, is there any major differences between the OSX version and the windows version.

    I seem to recall that there were some differences in features or performance on the windows one vs. OSX. I'm not sure if that changed with CS5.
     
  2. Dagless macrumors Core

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    One minor thing I noticed in CS4 was OSX had full trackpad integration. You could gesture you're way around quite nicely, Windows CS4 didn't. I wonder if CS5 adds full multitouch to Windows.
    Or at least the earliest version on one of my universities MBP.
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I read somewhere (some blog) that the Windows version was able to use more RAM. I can't find where I read that yet and I don't know if it's true.
     
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  5. bocomo macrumors 6502

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    Photoshop CS4 for windows is a 64 bit app--it can access more RAM
    the mac version was not 64 bit

    with CS5, both versions are 64 bit
     
  6. Frosties macrumors 6502a

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    Correction - a few of the programs in the CS5 suite are 64bit on the mac version, Photoshop is one of them.
     
  7. bocomo macrumors 6502

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    like i said, "with CS5, both versions are 64 bit"

    (both versions of Photoshop)
     
  8. thermodynamic Suspended

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    Can you provide links to benchmarks?

    I'm on the fence right now, but given reviews of tangential products like

    http://www.readwriteweb.com/archive...eat_flash_surprising_results_of_new_tests.php

    http://www.zdnet.com/blog/perlow/web-video-showdown-flash-vs-quicktime-vs-windows-media/13176

    For other Adobe products, it's definitely faster on Windows... I never thought I'd say that...

    I am somewhat inclined to agree with you at face value, but direct proof is far better. But I am only buying one version of CS5, so I will ultimately rely on one platform unless I can get CS5 the same way I have Lightroom in terms of licensing -- I have a PC laptop and a Mac desktop, which means I need two licenses - which is pretty sucky.
     

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