“Sales of Apple Computer’s professional Mac line could receive a shot in the arm later this month if Adobe Systems proceeds with plans to release an early public beta of its Creative Suite 3.0 software bundle,” Kasper Jade reports for AppleInsider.
“Thus far, graphics professionals have been slow to adopt the Intel-based Mac Pro workstations introduced by Apple this summer — a trend which both Apple and industry analysts have attributed to the lack of an Intel native version of Creative Suite for the Mac OS X operating system,” Jade reports.
Jade reports, “For its part, Adobe has gone on record in stating that native Intel Mac support of its most popular graphics applications, such as Photoshop and Illustrator, will have to wait until the Spring 2007 release of Creative Suite 3.”
“People familiar with Adobe’s software strategy say the company plans to whet the appetites of its approximately 3 million creative professional customers with a public beta of Creative Suite 3.0 some time this month,” Jade reports. “The beta would be available to all current Creative Suite 2.0 license holders in the form of a Universal Binary that would run natively on both PowerPC and Intel-based Macs, those people say.”
Jade reports, “So far, Adobe has offered very little information on the features, components and pricing og the upcoming release, which is referenced internally under the code-named “Banana Split.” However, AppleInsider has reported previously that Dreamweaver, which was acquired as part of Adobe’s acquisition of Macromedia last year, will replace GoLive as the primary web authoring application in the release. Similarly, Macromedia’s Fireworks will take on the role of Adobe’s Image Ready application.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “LinuxGuy and Mac Prodigal Son” for the heads up.]
MacDailyNews Note: We can confirm this report as we have a solid source that tells us very similar information about Adobe’s plans for a public beta of Creative Suite 3.0.
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