Adobe Gets Behind Apples Intel Switch

By Elizabeth Millard  |  Posted 2005-06-06

Apple Computers announcement Monday that it will be switching from PowerPC to Intel processors brought a declaration of support for the change from Adobe Systems CEO Bruce Chizen.

Calling the shift a smart move on Apples part, Chizen said Adobe plans to create versions of its Creative Suite for Macintosh to run on both PowerPC and Intel processors.

"We enthusiastically support Apples new hardware strategyand believe Intel-based systems will deliver the high performance our millions of mutual customers demand," said Russell Brady, a spokesperson for Adobe.

Adobe products such as Creative Suite, Photoshop and InDesign are mainstays for the Mac community, Brady said. "Mac customers can be assured well support Apples Intel-based hardware with products that take advantage of the new architecture," he added.

Adobe Systems Inc. has a strong grasp of both the Windows and Macintosh markets, said Joe Wilcox, a senior analyst at Jupiter Research. But he said it is possible that Apple Computer Inc.s announcement will have limited impact on the company because Adobe does a larger volume of business on Windows machines.

"Id say Adobe support is more important to Apple than Apples support is to Adobe during the transition," Wilcox said.

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