“Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer said Tuesday that more than 1,000 applications have been ported to the Intel-based Macintosh platform, but he admitted that some key software is experiencing performance challenges,” Edward Moltzen reports for CRN. “Speaking at the Morgan Stanley Semiconductor and Systems Conference, Oppenheimer said Apple is still running about a year ahead of its planned transition to the Intel platform. ‘There are 1,000 applications that are universal today, with more coming,’ he said. But some applications, such as Adobe Photoshop, haven’t been optimized for the Intel Macs, Oppenheimer added,” Edward Moltzen reports for CRN. “At the Morgan Stanley conference, Oppenheimer sought to reassure the market that major Mac applications are on track to be optimized for the Intel-based Mac platform.”
“Oppenheimer also reiterated Apple’s strategy of allowing Intel Macs to run virtual versions of Windows operating systems, but he stopped short of saying that Apple would do technical work to make that possible. ‘We will do nothing to preclude Windows from running on Intel-based Macs,’ he said,” Moltzen reports. “He also characterized recent security threats for the Mac OS X operating system as ‘harmless, proof-of-concept threats,’ adding that they have had ‘negligible impact.'”
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