QuarkXPress 7 Universal Beta 1 Available

2006
May
04

Time-limited MacTel test-drive now mounted at the download site While the QuarkXPress 7 Public Beta program has closed to participants on the Windows platform, Quark as one more go ready for Mac OS X users; the Universal Binary Public Beta 1, now available on the Public Beta download page Registration is required, surf this link [...]

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Time-limited MacTel test-drive now mounted at the download site

While the QuarkXPress 7 Public Beta program has closed to participants on the Windows platform, Quark as one more go ready for Mac OS X users; the Universal Binary Public Beta 1, now available on the Public Beta download page

Registration is required, surf this link for that.

The Universal Beta is a 225MB DMG download, and is operable for 60 days from the day of installation (not a specific date, as was the previous two Betas), and requires PowerMac G4 or later or, of course, one of the new MacTel machines. Quark also has specific instructions for cleaning the last bits of other 7 versions from your drives; it is highly suggested you follow them.

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7 Responses Discussing “QuarkXPress 7 Universal Beta 1 Available”
  1. Cool!

    But:
    Where’s the Beta of the universal binary Creative Suite?

    Oh, I almost forgot, I have to work in the slow and memory eating emulation mode with unforeseeable results and not working parts (e.g. Version Cue) until Q2 2007.
    :-(

    Please Adobe, set the priorities right.

    Greetings
    Peter

    #1
    06 May 2006
    08:37 PT
  2. Well it’s not Adobe’s fault Apple’s ahead of scedule. And it’s not Adobe’s fault Apple kept everyone ‘in the dark’ about their new scedule. Here’s a nice storie how apple can prevent this in the future: Just buy Adobe! pbs.org/cringely/pul.../pulpit20060427.html

    #2
    08 May 2006
    03:36 PT
  3. Porting software to a new architecture takes time. As Woz mentioned, Apple is far ahead of schedule than it lead on when it made the announcement.

    Adobe chose to work on its new applications rather than wasting resources porting its old ones (as Quark did between 5 and 6). I would rather Adobe concentrate its efforts on making stable MacIntel versions of CS products while adding new features and improving the programs. This takes time, but I trust Adobe to do it as flawlessly as possible (Quark, on the other hand, took 3 years to port to OSX and 6.x is laughable).

    Furthermore, professional desktops won’t be available until late summer, so that’s cutting the wait time almost in half for what I guess is a significant portion of creative professionals. And, given the problems with Apple’s first G5 batches (I have a friend whose G5 still won’t sleep and wake properly) and those popping up with MacBook Pros, it may be wise to wait a few months and let Apple work out the kinks in these systems, cutting down the wait time even more.

    Be patient.

    #3
    08 May 2006
    10:08 PT
  4. Sure, guys,
    I hope you don’t believe yourself what you write.
    Hey, don’t get offended just because somebody criticises Adobe…

    Apple might have been a bit ahead of the schedule, originally the plan was June or July 2006 I believe.

    But I do have to laugh a bit when I hear Adobe now talking of Q2 2007 for Intel-support. Remember, last year on the WWDC? Bruce said (quote) Adobe will be the first vendor to have all his applications run natively on Mactel.
    AND NOW THEY WILL BE LAST.

    Just to stir it, one migth say that for Freehand and Golive it is easy, they just have to throw them away ;-)

    Anyhow, I am glad there is more than one vendor and competition will make them move faster.

    By the way, many pros use MacBook Pros, not everybody is static.

    Greetings
    Peter

    #4
    09 May 2006
    07:35 PT
  5. And some of us pros use Windows and are happily already using Intel-coded software with no delays or issues of any kind.

    #5
    09 May 2006
    08:12 PT
  6. No need to get nasty, Peter. It’s software. I just happen to think the criticism Adobe is receiving isn’t warranted and stated why.

    #6
    09 May 2006
    08:57 PT
  7. Just because I like to use Adobe software does not mean I am an “Adobe can never be wrong” kind of guy. What concerns me most at Adobe is what you can read in this Article on Daring Fireball: The Fish rots from the head first:
    daringfireball.net/2005/04/fish_head

    Read it and tell me what you think…

    #7
    12 May 2006
    05:08 PT

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