Surprisingly, many Adobe products arenot able to work properly with the Mac OS X Lion, which is the newoperating system of apple. This has added to the problems of Adobewhich is striving hard to make its products in accordance withApple’s products.
However, the issues with Adobe aren’tas big as that of Flash on iOS which is why Apple has banned theusage of flash in its iPhones and iPads. Adobe has pointed out thatmany of its products are unable to function properly in Lion whichwas released in during the third week of July. This is in addition tothe fact that Lion drops its support to other applications of olderPC; the problems occurring in Adobe may inculcate some of its usersto delay the up gradation to Lion.
Usually, the software is rewritten tomake it apt for use in the operating system or to take the advantagesof the new features of OS. However, Apple and Adobe had always anargumentative history when Apple has always refused to support theAdobe’s Flash technology in its mobile devices due to battery,security and performance concerns.
Adobe hasn’t ever criticized Applefor any deliberate attempts to curb Adobe but its Senior Productmanager, Jody Rodgers quoted in his blog, “The cat is out of thebag! Mac OS X 10.7 aka Lion is roaming the streets and you brave MacIT admins have been deemed Lion Tamers by the public at large. Or atleast by me. I've managed a few OS compatibility assessments in mypast and it is no easy task to gather up all the necessary info fromthe software publishers that are used in your environment,run/coordinate testing, etc.”
At present, the known issues in Lionwhich are affecting the software of Adobe are Acrobat, Adobe Drive,Contribute, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash Builder, Flash Catalyst,Flash Player, Lightroom, LiveCycle, Photoshop and Premiere Pro.
Originally, Adobe quoted, “FlashPlayer may cause higher CPU activity when playing a YouTube video [onLion.] Possibly related to disabled hardware acceleration.”However, they retracted this issue at a later date, saying, “Lionprovides the same support for Flash hardware video acceleration asMac OS X Snow Leopard.”
Other flash problems may include,“Flash Player settings dialog does not respond to mouse clicks,”as well as “custom native mouse cursors are not animating properlyon Mac 10.7.”
Some other problems include:
1) The Flash catalyst CS5 does not workat all with Lion and Adobe has no plans to update this product. Inaddition, the current version CS5.5 is slightly compatible with Lionbut according to Adobe, “We do not recommend that [Catalyst CS5.5]customers upgrade to Mac OS X 10.7.”
2) In the LiveCycle, “workflows thatare dependent on Adobe Reader plug-in will not function.”
3)“Adobe Reader plug-in and Acrobat plug-in arenot compatible with the Safari 5.1 browser, which will ship with MacOS X 10.7 and for 10.6 in July 2011. Adobe Reader and Acrobat willcontinue to work as standalone applications on Mac OS X 10.7 and10.6, and will render PDF documents outside of the browser.”