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Chili-Men Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

What I've read, will give Adobe CS4, Adobe CS2 problems with Mac OS X Lion. It is not compatible with Lion. Can you fix it? Apple has not included this Java program. Is that the reason? What is with QuarkXPress or Office 2008?

  • 1. Re: Mac OS X Lion compatible
    Meherally Level 4 Level 4 (1,115 points)

    here is a list that would be of interest to you.

     

    http://roaringapps.com/apps:table

  • 2. Re: Mac OS X Lion compatible
    Nikolai Yde Level 3 Level 3 (500 points)

    CS4 will work, CS2 will not, and there's no way to fix it. I don't know about QuarkXPress, but Office 2008 and 2011 will run, 2004 and older will not.

    To see if your applications are compatible, go to About this Mac > Applications. Here, you can see which of your applications are PowerPC, thus not compatible.

     

    Cheers

  • 3. Re: Mac OS X Lion compatible
    apple4ever Level 2 Level 2 (375 points)

    Basically it is always a good idea to update all your Apps before (or after) you switch to a major OS-Upgrade. So the Apps can take advantage of the new features…

     

    In general only PPC Apps wont work anymore.

    CS4 works

    CS2 NOT

    Office 2008 works

     

    QuarkXPress what Version?

     

    enjoy Lion

  • 4. Re: Mac OS X Lion compatible
    Chili-Men Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    But it is an exclamation point! This app has been tested and has some problems!! (CS4) (The version of QuarkXPress is 8.5) OK, that means I can delete this CS2 or it will eventually resolved?

  • 5. Re: Mac OS X Lion compatible
    apple4ever Level 2 Level 2 (375 points)

    As faar as I remember CS2 is a PPC App. You can verrify the by selecting e.g. Photoshop an press 'cmd-i'. In the Infopanel you see in the top section: Kind: Application (Intel)

     

    QX 8.5 works well

     

    enjoy Lion

  • 6. Re: Mac OS X Lion compatible
    Nikolai Yde Level 3 Level 3 (500 points)

    CS2 will never run in Lion. Check out this link for Adobe compatibility:

     

    http://www.macworld.com/article/161249/2011/07/cs_lion.html

  • 7. Re: Mac OS X Lion compatible
    Chili-Men Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    What is that CS2 is a PPC app? CS2 does not run on the Lions? But running the Adobe CS4? (Illustrator,InDesign, Photoshop CS4)

  • 8. Re: Mac OS X Lion compatible
    Chili-Men Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    What about Amnesia and Diablo II: Lord of Destruction? This apps not working! (Diablo 2)

    And these games are popular. Is there a possibility to fix it?

  • 9. Re: Mac OS X Lion compatible
    Nikolai Yde Level 3 Level 3 (500 points)

    PPC = PowerPC. Basically OLD Macs, and applications from back then no longer runs in Lion. Adobe CS4 is a lot newer, and therefore compatible.

    Diablo 2 and Amnesia will never work either. There is no way to fix this, if you run Lion. When Blizzard launches Diablo III eventually, it will work. THe only thing to do if you MUST play these games, is downgrade to Snow Leopard.

  • 10. Re: Mac OS X Lion compatible
    Chili-Men Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I think that's really a shame that it does not work and never will as soon as you have the Lion.

    Does anyone know that it could possibly be fixed? 10.7.1 or 10.7.2?

    Such a great operating system and there are not many programs or games. Then it is not a good thing. Itcould have to wait 1 month. Apple needs to fix it. All GL-DocMon/SC-DocMon not work.

  • 11. Re: Mac OS X Lion compatible
    Steve Holton Level 4 Level 4 (1,025 points)

    For a description of  CS/2/3/4/5 compatability with Lion see this from Adobe, and you might want to follow this blog.

     

    Steve

  • 12. Re: Mac OS X Lion compatible
    Michael Allbritton Level 6 Level 6 (16,710 points)

    Chili-Men wrote:

     

    I think that's really a shame that it does not work and never will as soon as you have the Lion.


    Does anyone know that it could possibly be fixed? 10.7.1 or 10.7.2?

     

    No, there will be no "fix." PPC apps will never again run in an Apple OS. If you want to upgrade to 10.7 you'll either need to find updates for the older software, find replacements, or not upgrade. Those are the choices.

  • 13. Re: Mac OS X Lion compatible
    Quark Inc. Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)

    Hi Chilli-Men,

     

    I answered a similiar question about QuarkXPress 8 here:

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/15668653#15668653

     

    Hope this helps.

     

    Regards
    Matthias

  • 14. Re: Mac OS X Lion compatible
    jzachar1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Mac OSX used to use a framework known as Rosetta that was able to take applications that were written to work on the old IBM Power PC processors and let them work on newer intel based Apple machines. The purpose of this was to allow for a transiton of people still using older software to evenually catch up with the Hardware (your computer). The technology industry is always changing and getting better. Because of this companies like Apple can only support older software for so long. Apple will usually support things for 5-7 years which to be honest is much longer than alot of other companies will support their own products. Now that the time has passed and Apple has moved forward they will be able to bring more great features to the table and harness more processing power by dropping Rosetta and support for old Power PC software as well as using a truely 64 bit operating system to fully make use of all that great power that computers have in their hardware now. I salute Apple for always pushing forward to the future.

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