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Old 08-27-2009, 12:47 PM   #1
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Default Snow Leopard ships early, cheap

Apple started shipping the new 64-bit version of OS X 10.6 (aka Snow Leopard).

There are few new features — this version streamlines the code (saves GBs in file space compared to 10.5) and speeds up the Mac.

It also breaks a few apps, according to the Snow Leopard compatibility list, but most up-to-date programs seem likely to work. Adobe CS 2 and 3 suites do not, and Pogue says some part of CS 4 may not.

The upgrade costs $30 for users of Leopard (10.5), which is amazing.

I ordered the software (it should arrive Friday) but don’t think I will actually upgrade for a while — I’ll wait at least until the first update just to hedge my bets.

   
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Think I'll wait till Adobe bring out a fix for CS3 - if they ever do.

   
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Hey, just looked at the compatibility page in your link and it lists Adobe CS 3 Suite as OK. CS2 is shown as a NO but CS3 AS OK. The notes against CS3 say minor bugs in Photoshop and Dreamweaver.

   
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CS3 will probably work fine, with perhaps a couple of minor teething problems, but Adobe won't support it.
See this "blog" from some bod at Adobe:

http://blogs.adobe.com/jnack/2009/08...owleopard.html
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Certainly sounds reassuring so far as Photoshop goes. I wonder if there are any issues with inDesign.

   
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Certainly sounds reassuring so far as Photoshop goes. I wonder if there are any issues with inDesign.
It does sound good. And if Adobe’s ID team also consulted with Apple, it should be all right as well.

   
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CS3 will probably work fine, with perhaps a couple of minor teething problems, but Adobe won't support it.
See this "blog" from some bod at Adobe:

http://blogs.adobe.com/jnack/2009/08...owleopard.html
The "some bod" is product manager. Pretty reliable with explanations for all things Photoshop. '-}

   
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Old 09-02-2009, 06:37 PM   #8
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Here's a promising improvement (scroll down to "Easy PDF Selection), that will make some people (including me) happy: Preview now has "intelligent text selection" for PDF files. It always drove me nuts that you couldn't reliably select text in multi-column PDFs--apparently you can now, if it works as advertised.

   
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Old 09-05-2009, 07:07 AM   #9
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Snow Leopard all works fine from where I'm standing. CS3 seems fine too. However, be aware that 10.6 changes the default screen gamma from 1.8 to 2.2.
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One thing that Snow Leopard does break is the Adobe PDF print queue. This is partly because of poor implementation by Adobe, and increased security from Apple.
With Acrobat 9.1, there is now a "Save As Adobe PDF" menu item in the PDF button of the print menu; but for batch processing, a PDF print queue is invaluable.

I have a work-around, in the form of some heavy Unix magic that saves a PS file to a scratch folder. Distiller then Watches that folder and makes PDFs as per.

If anyone wants the details, I'd be happy to post them here or PM/email them.
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