Is CS4 for Leopard 64-bit?

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in Mac Software edited January 2014
It doesn't say on Adobe's website as far as I could see. It does say CS4 for Windows is 64-bit!

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  • Reply 1 of 4
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,179moderator
    CS5 will be 64-bit for Mac.



    Adobe couldn't make the suite 64-bit before Snow Leopard - this may mean CS5 is Snow Leopard-only or it may come in two versions.



    The Windows version is 64-bit because Vista has a true 64-bit version. Leopard has a 32-bit kernel and only allows 64-bit command-line apps.
  • Reply 2 of 4
    akacakac Posts: 510member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Marvin View Post


    CS5 will be 64-bit for Mac.



    Adobe couldn't make the suite 64-bit before Snow Leopard - this may mean CS5 is Snow Leopard-only or it may come in two versions.



    The Windows version is 64-bit because Vista has a true 64-bit version. Leopard has a 32-bit kernel and only allows 64-bit command-line apps.



    Very very wrong. Leopard can support 64-bit Cocoa apps. CS4 could have been 64-bit on Leopard. Run the Chess app to see a 64-bit app on Leopard today. Also a 64-bit kernel has nothing to do with running 64-bit apps - its primarily useful for servers.



    The only reason CS4 is not 64-bit on Leopard is because Adobe was writing a 64-bit Carbon version of CS4 during Leopard's development and then Apple killed 64-bit Carbon. They didn't have enough time to write a new Cocoa version in time for CS4.
  • Reply 4 of 4
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,179moderator
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Akac View Post


    Leopard can support 64-bit Cocoa apps. CS4 could have been 64-bit on Leopard. Run the Chess app to see a 64-bit app on Leopard today.



    You're right, it was because of Carbon not being 64-bit, which won't change in Snow Leopard.



    Moving to Cocoa will allow it to be 64-bit in Leopard and Snow Leopard.



    The outcome is still that it won't be 64-bit until CS5:



    http://www.appleinsider.com/articles...till_v5_0.html



    It also won't support PPC systems.



    There was about a year between CS3 and CS4. There is a possibility that CS5 could be released at the end of this year or early next year.
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