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Intel Macs

Thursday, August 03, 2006

I got a new 20" duo processor iMac with the new Intel processors at my new job. Cool! an iMac that can run faster than my G5!

Suddenly we all realise a little secret. Adobe isn't supported. Every thing i use it adobe! It all has to run under a piece of software called Rosetta. Ok, problem solved... right? Well, not really.

These programs are very intense, and run a lot slower under rosetta. I can deal with it, but its annoying to have a new kick ass computer and not be able to take advantage of it until Adobe comes out with new versions of software in 2007. A good blog from adobe about their situation can be found here.

Another problem is that the new processors need a special plugin to view flash files on the internet. the computer is shiped with this plugin (or so i'm told), but when you install any macromedia software (one of the suites i use) it replaces that plugin with one that isn't compatible and you can't figure out why you can't see any flash on the internet. you forget how much flash is out there until you can't see it. Well theres a fix for this too. Flash Player 9 Public Beta. ok, about 45 minutes of research and i've got that problem solved.

Overall, I think everything will be ok. Its was really dissapointing to discover all these problems with my new iMac though. At least I'm not editing video anymore.

Qoute from apple about Rosetta:
"Most existing applications will continue to run, thanks to Rosetta. Pro applications from Apple — including Final Cut Pro, Motion, Soundtrack Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Aperture, Logic Pro, Logic Express, Shake and Final Cut Express — are not supported by Rosetta."

Maybe that means that they run under native mode instead of rosetta, but thats not what they made it sound like.

hmm... i'm still not sure what to think about this.


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