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  1. #1
    Will CS3 run OK on 10.8.2?
    Hi all,

    I have been offered a used copy of CS3 and was wondering if I would have any problems running this software (2-3 years old, if not more) on a Mid 2011 i5 21.5 iMac with 12Gb/500Gb/10.8.2?

    Thanks.
    Mid 2011 i5 2.5 GHz iMac 21.5"

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    Will CS3 run OK on 10.8.2?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rottie View Post
    Hi all,

    I have been offered a used copy of CS3 and was wondering if I would have any problems running this software (2-3 years old, if not more) on a Mid 2011 i5 21.5 iMac with 12Gb/500Gb/10.8.2?

    Thanks.
    From this "Mountain Lion Compatibility Table":

    App Compatibility Table

    …it appears that some CS3 Apps. will work with 10.8…and some won't or are questionable.

    - Nick
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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    From this "Mountain Lion Compatibility Table":

    App Compatibility Table

    …it appears that some CS3 Apps. will work with 10.8…and some won't or are questionable.

    - Nick
    Hi Nick,

    Thanks for that; it's just want I needed. Link bookmarked for future reference.
    Mid 2011 i5 2.5 GHz iMac 21.5"

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    Seems to work fine on my machine ... be sure that copy you are getting is legal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chas_m View Post
    Seems to work fine on my machine ... be sure that copy you are getting is legal.
    Hi Chas,

    Yep, the copy is 100% legal, as far as I am aware. The person I am purchasing it from assures me that he has uninstalled the software from his machines and is giving me the original media.
    Mid 2011 i5 2.5 GHz iMac 21.5"

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    Will CS3 run OK on 10.8.2?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rottie View Post
    Hi Chas,

    Yep, the copy is 100% legal, as far as I am aware. The person I am purchasing it from assures me that he has uninstalled the software from his machines and is giving me the original media.
    This is very important. If the serial number for this copy of CS3 is found by Adobe to be registered to someone else (or found on multiple computers)…you may not be able to update these CS3 apps (via the internet). It may also not qualify as a product you could use to upgrade to a newer version (CS4, CS5, etc.)…(assuming CS3 still counts as a version that can reduce the cost of upgrading to a newer version). Since the newest version is CS6.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    This is very important. If the serial number for this copy of CS3 is found by Adobe to be registered to someone else (or found on multiple computers)…you may not be able to update these CS3 apps (via the internet). It may also not qualify as a product you could use to upgrade to a newer version (CS4, CS5, etc.)…(assuming CS3 still counts as a version that can reduce the cost of upgrading to a newer version). Since the newest version is CS6.

    - Nick
    Hi again Nick,

    Thanks for that additional information. I was aware of this before I even entered into negotiations with the seller regarding this item.
    Mid 2011 i5 2.5 GHz iMac 21.5"

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    Will CS3 run OK on 10.8.2?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rottie View Post
    Hi again Nick,

    Thanks for that additional information. I was aware of this before I even entered into negotiations with the seller regarding this item.
    Good deal. Just wanted to be sure you knew.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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