So imagine my dismay when I found out that my nice new/refurbed iMac, being a late 2012 model running OS X Catalina, has itself a serious shortcoming: the Adobe Creative Suite, elements of which I’ve relied on for years and years now, WILL NOT RUN on the blasted thing.
I find this absolutely stunning, seeing as how Apple computers have always been THE premier machines for graphic design, found ubiquitously in every design shop absolutely everywhere. Likewise for the Adobe CS software; hell, even my lowly job at Art & Ink Publications/Outlaw Biker depended absolutely on Macs running the latest CS iteration.
Macs and Adobe have always gone together like beans and cornbread…and now all of a sudden, the beans have divorced themselves from the cornbread? What gives here? Why in the ever-lovin’ blue-eyed world would Apple release an OS incapable of playing nice, or at all, with P-shop, Illy, InDesign, and the rest of the hallowed Suite? Even Acrobat isn’t compatible with it.
After doing a little digging, I learned that the fault lies not with Apple but with Adobe: the Adobe products, inexplicably, still contain 32-bit code elements, which the Mac OS did away with years and years ago in favor of an exclusively 64-bit build. Thankfully, there are alternatives available out there, one of which I already downloaded and installed: Gimp, with which I’m moderately familiar from my many years of casual piddling about with Red Hat Linux. Even so, I feel my shit-luck situation calls for a cpl-three appropriate music embeds.
And one more, apropos of nothing and just for the sheer hell of it.
Put THAT in your pipe and smoke it, Adobe!