Will CS4 run on a G4 Powerbook?
November 6, 2008 5:37 PM   Subscribe

Will Adobe's CS4 run on a Powerbook G4?

Adobe says you must have a Mac G5 to use the CS4 Creative Suite. However, I've read message boards where people say it will run on a G4 tower or G4 Powerbook. One person reported that an Adobe rep told them it would work, it just wouldn't be as optimal as a G5.

Since I trust Mefites more than people on random threads. Has anyone here tried it? Did it work for you? I'm specifically interested in hearing about Flash, Photoshop and Illustrator CS4. Thanks!
posted by i_love_squirrels to Technology (3 answers total)
It was only a beta version, but that reviewer used a G4. Not an answer really -- but there are no "ZOMG I INSTALLED IT AND IT DIDNT WORK" posts out there in blogland.
posted by SirStan at 6:56 PM on November 6, 2008

Trying the demo versions yourself you answer the questions betterthan anyone hwere could. Especially since "G4 powerbook" is not very precise. CPU, RAM, and model year all make a huge difference in performance.
posted by Ookseer at 10:42 PM on November 6, 2008

Unfortunately, I there isn't a CS4 trial available. I signed up at adobe.com to be notified when there is one.

I have a 1.5 GHz Processor with 512 MB of RAM running 10.5.4. (I realize I need to get more RAM.)
posted by i_love_squirrels at 4:15 AM on November 7, 2008

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