Want the new Photoshop? You might need a new Mac.

Not so long ago, Apple announced that, with the release of their upcoming OS upgrade to Snow Leopard, theyt have the resources to do all that coding.

Not so long ago, Apple announced that, with the release of their upcoming OS upgrade to Snow Leopard, they'll no longer support machines using the PowerPC processor. Yesterday, Adobe announced that it will follow suit. If you're a PowerPC Mac user and you want the next version of the Creative Suite, you'll need to go Intel before you upgrade your software.

Why now? With the transition to 64-bit on the Mac side, Adobe simply doesn't have the resources to do all that coding. Not to mention that the youngest PowerPC machines are four years old, and the assumption is that folks who are hesitant to upgrade their computers are less likely to upgrade their software. John Nack has more details on his Adobe blog, or you can check out the official FAQ.

--Debbie Grossman
Senior Editor

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