Adobe releases Acrobat 8 as Universal Binary

Adobe has announced the release of Acrobat 8 Professional for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X, and Acrobat 8 Standard for Windows, are immediately available in English, French, German, and Japanese language versions. The Mac OS X version of Acrobat 8 Professional is a Universal Binary that will install and run natively on Intel and PowerPC based Macintosh systems.

Acrobat 8 Professional is available for an estimated street price of US$449, and registered users of qualifying earlier versions of Acrobat can upgrade to Acrobat 8 Professional for an estimated street price of US$159. Acrobat 8 Standard is available for an estimated street price of US$299, and registered users of qualifying earlier versions of Acrobat can upgrade to Acrobat 8 Standard for an estimated street price of US$99. Additionally, Adobe Reader 8 is expected to be available in early December 2006.

More info: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/

21 Comments

  1. I’ve been waiting for this! For me, it seems that Acrobat Pro was the worst Adobe performer under Rosetta. Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign were a tad slow on my MacBook Pro, but Acrobat has been truly painful to use. I will definitely be upgrading.

  2. Is it my imagination or is Acrobat Standard only available for Windows? That means I have to pay roughly £70 extra ($120ish) for features I don’t need.

    Go take a look at Daring Fireball for a very well balanced (and carefully argued) take on Adobe and its position with Universal apps.

    And finally, it’s funny how Lightroom came out for Mac first as soon as Aperture appeared…

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