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08/27/2009 05:04:38 PM · #26
Originally posted by soup:

must be why it's $170 unless you already bought the previous one...

like i said - whatever, you all can make you're own choices.

form and function, i guess, if you're willing to succumb to apples' version of function, and are hip on form.

about three years ago, for $500 i got a desktop PC ( core2 duo, 2 gigs dual channel memory, 800mhz FSB, 500gig HD, memory card reader, dvd burner... etc ) that has performed flawlessly for over two years without another penny spent on OS stuff. at the same time ( in our house ) a macbook was purchased for $1200... six months later i bought a laptop PC with faster specs than my desktop for $550... those specs matched the macbooks...

it would be cheaper for me to just by a windows 7 PC with new hardware than try to keep up with apples OS BS...

anyhow. enjoy your snow leopard.


The OP was asking about compatiblity with the new Mac OS, specifically with Adobe products. It really wasn't a Mac vs. PC topic. Lord knows we have enough of them.

So, rock on with your big bad Windows 7 self! ;-)
08/27/2009 10:28:02 PM · #27
Just came across this cool site. According to the chart CS3 is good to go but CS2 is not working on snow leopard.

Snow Leopard Compatibility Wiki
08/28/2009 12:39:08 AM · #28
NIce link.
That's a pretty comprehensive list.
Perhaps I'll check back here in a week or three and then buy =)

Originally posted by JEason:

Just came across this cool site. According to the chart CS3 is good to go but CS2 is not working on snow leopard.

Snow Leopard Compatibility Wiki
08/28/2009 01:25:20 AM · #29
I'm sure I'll upgrade our macs, but I'll wait for the first update. Seems like yesterday I was waiting for Leopard's release before buying our iMac.
08/28/2009 09:39:18 AM · #30
Won't most software companies release an update that will be compatible with snow leopard, if it is not already?
08/28/2009 10:25:59 AM · #31
I installed it earlier, really good so far, not had any problems and I'm booting into full 64bit kernel. I don't have much in the way of legacy applications though so I'm not the best candidate for compatibility testing.

Feels quicker than Leopard, not a whole lot, but generally just a touch more responsive all over.
08/28/2009 01:30:01 PM · #32
I had pre-ordered my copy through amazon so I expect to have it by Tuesday.
08/28/2009 02:25:26 PM · #33
i understand what the OP was asking, and asked a question in response. i didn't actually start the win vs mac argument here. and i'm not running windows 7 ( as stated i don't plan to either... :)

Originally posted by scarbrd:

The OP was asking about compatiblity with the new Mac OS, specifically with Adobe products. It really wasn't a Mac vs. PC topic. Lord knows we have enough of them.

So, rock on with your big bad Windows 7 self! ;-)


according to what criteria ? 10ms here and 4ms there ? boot time ? probably not identical. but weigh the cost ( double + ) vs the difference in performance, and factor in the software compatibilty ( not just adobe software ), and then make a decision on what's worth more.

like i said - to each their own. i'm not really trying to argue - but you mac folks seems to like to defend yourselves...

Originally posted by zeuszen:

If you tested two computers, a PC and a Mac with identical specs, do you think the performance would be the same?



08/29/2009 12:10:19 PM · #34
Installed on two Macs at home. No problems (I did have to update one utility). It feels snappier all around, and DPC pages load instantly for meó all but the largest galleries are just "there" when I click a link.
08/29/2009 12:19:44 PM · #35
Using Safari? Firefox?
08/29/2009 12:26:53 PM · #36
Both.
08/29/2009 02:29:50 PM · #37
Originally posted by scalvert:

Installed on two Macs at home. No problems (I did have to update one utility). It feels snappier all around, and DPC pages load instantly for meó all but the largest galleries are just "there" when I click a link.


Ditto. The smoothest install ever, in 40 mins. Saved about 40GB of HD space or close to it, since 10.6 measures differently. Lost and reinstalled Epson Printer Utility 3 which isn't essential but useful for checking ink supplies. It and AppleWorks (which I still use) now run on Rosetta. Love the improved Dock menus and updated Expose.
08/29/2009 06:19:03 PM · #38
Just making sure, I don't have to worry about CS4 licensing or stuff when I upgrade. I don't want to run into having to activate the software.
08/29/2009 06:20:55 PM · #39
Originally posted by gaurawa:

Just making sure, I don't have to worry about CS4 licensing or stuff when I upgrade. I don't want to run into having to activate the software.

I didn't have to re-activate anything.
08/29/2009 06:54:33 PM · #40
Originally posted by scalvert:

Originally posted by gaurawa:

Just making sure, I don't have to worry about CS4 licensing or stuff when I upgrade. I don't want to run into having to activate the software.

I didn't have to re-activate anything.


Thanks Shannon. Will upgrade this evening
08/30/2009 08:56:47 AM · #41
I think, for where I live anyway, I have found the disadvantage to owning a Mac: no where to get software without traveling a few hours. The closest Mac store is Albany and luckily I checked the website just a few minutes ago. Either I go today or wait until the 17th as they are closing tomorrow for renovation.

So after I finish coffee and the usual morning stuff for a Sunday I guess I am hitting the road.
08/30/2009 09:15:38 AM · #42
Originally posted by CEJ:

So after I finish coffee and the usual morning stuff for a Sunday I guess I am hitting the road.

Just order it online. There aren't any changes important enough to be worth a long drive, and several retailers sell the upgrade cheaper than Apple anyway (you'll spend more on gas).
08/30/2009 02:39:09 PM · #43
What?!? And miss a trip to the 'Big City' and going to one of them there shopping malls?

Already there and back and installed and running fine. Needed an excuse to get away from the 'atmosphere' around my house today.
08/30/2009 06:08:24 PM · #44
OK, after doing some stuff finally got around to opening Photoshop. So far the only problem after the upgrade I see is that CS4 reports that some plug-ins failed to load. When I view the system info file the only one with a problem reported is Neat Image. However, I opened an image and adjusted using NI so it works ok. I think this is because there are both versions: NeatImage.PowerPC and NeatImage.UniversalBinary in the filter directory. Just deleted the powerpc version and all is well.

Message edited by author 2009-08-30 18:13:29.
08/30/2009 06:29:12 PM · #45
I upgraded to Snow Leopard on Friday and have used CS3 without a problem. Granted, I didn't do extensive testing of every function, but didn't run into any problems while working on a half dozen different images.

Haven't seen tremendous improvements with Snow Leopard -- what do you expect for $30? Two noticeable things tho: 1) quicker boot time, and 2) nice slider on each Finder window to change icon sizes. I'm sure I'll find other things as I use it more.
08/31/2009 06:30:42 PM · #46
Upgraded.. no compatibility issues with CS4
09/01/2009 07:15:58 AM · #47
Well I found one 'problem' last night. Forgot to take screen-shot - will do that this evening and post. CS4 functions OK. I see no problems normally. However, when I open a .jpg, the screen around the image is blocked - some gray (as it should be) while there are large 'blocks' that are black with RGB speckles. Everything seems to work ok, just a funky looking screen. No problem with RAW images so far, just .jpg's.
09/01/2009 12:19:12 PM · #48
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/35000-39999/37719/120/818626.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/35000-39999/37719/120/818626.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

Screenshot when a .jpg is opened. The Grab app only takes .tiff's and CS4 did not do this when I opened the .tiff. Only happens with .jpg's. Of course it goes away if I don't have the application frame showing but I find it distracting not to when working on an image. Especially when Bridge is opened right behind it.

Message edited by author 2009-09-01 12:20:33.
09/01/2009 12:26:39 PM · #49
did not see any such issues but I use photoshop in 'transparent' mode. i can try with a solid background as you have and check.
09/01/2009 12:34:26 PM · #50
I've ordered my upgrade CD, but it hasn't arrived yet ... I think I might wait a few weeks before installing it though ... I've only had my Mac for about 2 weeks and I'm afraid of screwing it up!
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