Adobe and smcFanControl (split from coolpad thread)

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by mendozil, Dec 6, 2006.

  1. mendozil

    mendozil Active Member

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    since you have a MBP, the smcFanControl or Fan Control is a blessing. free download pa, it REALLY does help A LOT. :)
    no need na to get the usb laptop cooler at all.

    to augment it, if the coolpad becomes too bulky to lug around, the speedballs are definitely it. it's a "snap" to put on and you can even put it in your pocket. :)
     
  2. wulf

    wulf Well-Known Member

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    Re: For cooler and more fashionable macbooks, what do you use?

    ei, muchos gracias! btw, would you know of a windoze version for this? hehe..i know, i know, it's sacrilege :p but until the universal adobe comes out i've no choice but use windows for photoshop
     
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    Re: For cooler and more fashionable macbooks, what do you use?

    I don't understand. Why?
     
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    Re: For cooler and more fashionable macbooks, what do you use?

    Hi wulf, these add-ons are essentially external peripherals, hence it should work regarless of OS. In fact, its designed for Windows-based laptops as Apple portables has excellent cooling system. I am using the Road Tool Coolpad primarily because of the lazy susan feature which is best in presentations since I use a 12" iBook (but I leave it in the office because its heavy.)

    What do you mean for Universal Adobe? Please enlighten us.

    IMHO, the term "Universal" is coined when Apple releases the Intel-based macs, thus, new softwares being developed after that are referred to as "Universal".
     
  5. ltp

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    Re: For cooler and more fashionable macbooks, what do you use?

    Photoshop CS/CS2 are slow in intel-macs. Adobe has no plans in modifying their existing photoshop versions to become a universal app.
    Try working on large images then compare it running under windows, you'll see a big difference.
     
  6. wulf

    wulf Well-Known Member

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    Re: For cooler and more fashionable macbooks, what do you use?

    yup, running bootcamp on it.keep switching depending on usage though


    @dominiquejames
    photoshop on windows (thru bootcamp) is still faster vs photoshop on os x on my mbp
    (had a project w/ 100mb raw tiffs per file recently)
     
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    Re: For cooler and more fashionable macbooks, what do you use?

    Gentlemen, please read.

    It's true that Adobe CS 2 runs slow on the new Intel-based mac precisely because your mac is using Rosetta technology, which consumes so much resources. This measure has been adopted so you can still enjoy you apps while the newer versions are being developed, that including Adobe products.
     
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  8. wulf

    wulf Well-Known Member

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    Re: For cooler and more fashionable macbooks, what do you use?

    hi sir, i'm quite familiar w/ that po. if you'd notice on the 1st page i indicated that i do use a coolpad w/ my 17 mbp but was inquiring if anyone could vouch for the usb laptop cooler i saw in some shops because my mbp has a tendency to freeze/hang/slow down when used for a prolonged period of time due to the heat. mendozil kindly offered a software solution (smcfancontrol) which i'v immediately downloaded. as for 'universal adobe' maybe i should've used the term universal binary version, my bad. anyways, here's a good read on the subject:

    Adobe: Universal apps could be 1yr away
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    Adobe today said it would not deliver native Intel versions of currently shipping professional products and that customers would have to wait until future major releases--which could be more than one year away--for native Intel Mac support. While noting an upcoming release of a native Intel Mac beta of Lightroom, its newly introduced professional applications for photographers, Adobe refused to provide additional release dates on the native Intel versions of its applications, except to say it was moving its development to Apple's Xcode development platform to help ease the Intel transition and was focused on the next major releases of its professional, which due to planned development cycles would delay the release of any native Intel Mac support. The company, however, reiterated its support for the new Intel-based Mac platform, noting that at last year's Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference, Adobe CEO Bruce Chizen expressed "strong support" for Apple's transition plans: “We think this is a really smart move on Apple’s part and we plan to create future versions of our Creative Suite for Macintosh that support PowerPC and Intel processors."

    14 months away?

    The next major release of the Adobe's Creative Suite could be between eight and 14 months away. Adobe declined to provide specific release dates--per company policy--but pointed to its "consistent track record of releasing significant upgrades" every 18 to 24 months. Adobe's Creative Suite 2 was release in April of 2005. The FAQ suggests that the earliest Adobe Creative Suite customers could see an upgrade with native Universal Binary support is September, but that the next major release could be as far out as April 2007.

    Release of the recently acquired Macromedia platform may even be further away, as Macromedia delivered major software upgrades in August 8, when it released Studio 8, which included the popular Dreamweaver 8, Flash 8, and Fireworks 8. The company also only recently released Adobe Affect Effects 7.0, a major new release of its video editing software, which could mean that those customers would wait at least another 18 months before seeing a native Intel version.

    Adobe admits performance gap on Intel Macs

    During his keynote at Macworld Expo San Francisco, Jobs showed Photoshop running smoothly under Apple's emulation environment called Rosetta, but noted while Photoshop was usable for a few tasks, the performance would not be adequate for professionals.

    While Adobe confirmed virtually all of its applications run under Apple's Rosetta emulation environment, it said that customers would experience a few problems as well as a noticeable performance gap.

    "In general, applications that are not designed to run on Intel-based Mac computers, including current versions of Adobe’s creative professional applications, may be noticeably slower than they are running on PowerPC-based Macs. Instead of experiencing much-anticipated speed enhancements, customers are likely to see some degradation of performance."

    The company said that customers could mitigate some of these performance issues by using machines with large amounts of memory--at least one gigabyte of RAM, but recommends that professionals use PowerPC-based Macs for maximum workflow efficiency.

    "Mac-based customers looking for optimal performance may prefer to run Adobe Creative Suite 2, Studio 8, and their components on PowerPC systems until we release future versions of our software as Universal applications," the company said.

    In addition, it noted that Adobe's Version Cue Workspace, a component of Creative Suite 2, is not compatible with Rosetta.

    Lightroom beta expected "shortly"

    The Lightroom beta is expected "shortly" and will be available as a free download. The company said it will be able to quickly release an Universal Binary version of Lightroom because the application is currently in beta and does not require as much testing as release-quality software.

    "Because this is a beta and not yet a certified, shipping product, we have more freedom to release it quickly without the exhaustive testing required of production software. Customers are encouraged to experiment with this beta version as a preview of the performance they can expect from future Universal releases of Adobe products."

    No official support for Rosetta

    Professional customers will only be able to turn to Adobe's online support resources for any questions or problems running its applications under Rosetta, as the company says it will direct callers to this website because it "may not be able to address installation or compatibility issues that arise from running under Rosetta."

    According to the company FAQ, Adobe says that while Rosetta "should offer most existing applications a basic compatibility," it will not be extensively testing and certifying it to run under Rosetta and will focus on moving its software development to Xcode to support Universal versions of the next major releases.
     
  9. mendozil

    mendozil Active Member

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    Re: For cooler and more fashionable macbooks, what do you use?

    hi wulf!

    how's the smcFanControl working so far? :)
    what's your minimum RPM setting?
     
  10. wulf

    wulf Well-Known Member

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    Re: For cooler and more fashionable macbooks, what do you use?

    ei there! installed and tried to run it but it asks for my password. my admin username and password doesn't seem to work however. haven't gotten around to googling for solutions 'coz of work but feel free to offer a workaround ;) thanks!
     
  11. mendozil

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    Re: For cooler and more fashionable macbooks, what do you use?

    the username and the password that you use when you log in to your mac doesn't work when you are installing smcFanControl?
     

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