01-25-2010, 08:45 AM
Originally Posted by baggss
1) It's Intel only. Thanks for nothing.
So is the next version of Flash. So are the next versions of pretty much all Adobe products. ISTR reading something suggesting the next version MS Office will be going that route as well (though I could be wrong).
Oh, and so is Snow Leopard.
Furthermore, another three million Intel Macs running Snow Leopard are sold every quarter. On top of the ~30M sold since Apple went all-Intel in early 2006. This represents, as near as I can find figures for, around half
the worldwide installed base. Put another way, 50% of the total Mac population has switched to Intel within four years' time, and the rate of adoption is accelerating.
I know this is annoying to PPC owners and they don't want to hear it, but the writing is on the wall in huge phosphorescent green paint -- PPC development is winding down
(and that is frankly being diplomatic). Our product isn't even out of beta yet. We're certainly not looking to the past, but rather towards the future.
I certainly don't fault PPC owners for enjoying their machines and holding on to them as long as possible, but as developers we can't be so ... romantic
2) I've ben using GraphicConverter for WAY to long to bother with a new product that costs more
As stated above, GC is awesome. But ACDSee Pro will have a lot of features GC does not. Maybe they'll interest you, maybe they won't. It certainly won't harm anything to download the beta and try it out -- or a free trial of the commercial release when we get to that point if that's more your fancy. One of the nice things about ACDSee is that it doesn't mess with your preset setup, copy your assets into its own library/vault or interfere with whatever you're already using.
As for price, the Mac edition's price hasn't been set yet. You're making an assumption (actually more than one) based on the Windows price. This may -- or may not -- turn out to be correct, but at this point even I don't know.