Next version of Creative Suite drops PPC

From here:

Goodnight, Suite RISC...
It'll probably come as no surprise that Adobe is following Apple's lead & going Intel-only with the next generation of the Creative Suite. That is, CS4 is the last version that'll run on PowerPC-based Macs. You can read the details in the FAQ on

By the time the next version of the Suite ships, the very youngest PPC-based Macs will be roughly four years old. They're still great systems, but if you haven't upgraded your workstation in four years, you're probably not in a rush to upgrade your software, either. Bottom line: Time & resources are finite, and with big transitions underway (going 64-bit-native, switching from Carbon to Cocoa), you want Adobe building for the future, not for the past.

[Previously: My fond reminiscences on PowerPC.]

PS--More info about other Adobe apps (Flash Player, Adobe Reader, etc.) will be available soon.

With Apple not supporting PPC machines with its upcoming release of Snow Leopard, it is not much of a surprise to see Adobe following suit. Of course the older machines can still work capably with CS, CS2, CS3 and CS4......
Jul 28, 2006
Paris, France
Lightroom will follow the same fate. Not that suprising since SN will be Intel only. Maybe that will finally make me change my PPC iMac G5 :biggrin:
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