Originally posted by IonYzI think "overwhelming majority" is a little too much. Sure the Power Mac makes up a large percentage of pro users but PowerBooks are also important here. With Developer kits out there for a while I'm hoping the hard work is done.
Also I don't buy, "companies needed public Intel machines released BEFORE they begin work." All the heavy lifting in the conversion should have began work the instant Apple released Developer kits. Now they can just further testing on these new machines.
That doesn't mean I see fast turn-around for an application like Photoshop though .
Am I wrong in remembering Adobe releasing (free) point releases during the OS9 to OS X transition? The conversion was horrible in place, cough cough, but they were free and got us out of using Classic.
If I was a MacBook user I'd rather have a "raw" conversion to i386 then use Rosetta or wait it out.
I never remember Final Cut being even priced. Wasn't Premiere around $500 and Final Cut a grand? Personally I don't really care although I used it for a long time in OS 9. And your right loyality is a wrong word, its all money. I wouldn't be surprised, however, if they stopped offering a Mac version of Photoshop et al.. Just as Apple did when they bought out Emagic.
Releasing machines will certainly speed development up. Several programs that were seemingly sliding on have been suddenly released.
PS actually isn't too bad under Rosetta. I was playing with it the other day on a friends new 20". But, it does need more memory for rosetta to work well. Also, Rosetta stores instructions that have been translated. So, when you use the program for the beginning of the session is seems slower than it does later, after you've used the various commands more than once.
As long as you're not using 100Mb files it's not too bad. The 20", is certainly faster than using it on a 1.67GHz PB was!!! And if you were using that, then there shouldn't be many complaints.
From what I'm reading about the MacBook Pro, it should compare fairly well to the PB.
It's not as though ALL people have the latest models. How many people do you know who buy new machines every year?
Premiere first came out at $500. But, by the time it was discontinued, it was up to $700. FCP came out at $1,000, and even though Apple has added more programs to the mix, stayed at $1,000. Now that they have the suite, it's only $1,300 for the whole bundle. A really good deal.
Premiere, which was an amateur program simply couldn't compete.