MacIntel Percentages Jump

February 12th, 2007

Developers continue to wait for a MacIntel-compatible version of the Shockwave Plug-in and Director. Adobe has stated that they are working on this issue. The Intel-Macs were introduced more than a year ago (Jan 10, 2006) and I continue to look at stats to see what percentage of users are running MacIntels (I use Google Analytics for stats).

January was the first month where the percentage of hits on this site from MacIntels beat up on the old school PPCs. 55% of the Mac hits on this site were MacIntels. It is clear that the number of MacIntels is rapidly rising in the development sector, and I was rather surprised that the number has gone up as quickly as it has.

On some other sites I’m associated with the percentage of Macs that are Intel-based varies from 1% to 10%. In my office 50% of our Macs are now Intel-based (at least those that are in use…we never want to throw a Mac away…like my PowerBook 1400).

I’m still patiently waiting for the Universal Binary version of the plug-in. Please. Pretty please.

Entry Filed under: Adobe,Daily thoughts,Shockwave

7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. dominick  |  January 12th, 2007 at 1:47 pm

    stick with studio 8 icons please!

  • 2. mike  |  January 28th, 2007 at 9:19 pm


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  • 4. Florian  |  February 14th, 2007 at 6:35 am

    I am desperately waiting as well. I start to doubt that they will ever bring it out. It is pretty frustrating.


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  • 6. Palestar  |  April 3rd, 2007 at 2:12 pm

    Still a novice in many areas – I have been waiting for this as it is actually being gifted to me. Looking forward to the next challenge.

    I am amazed how fast thing change – OR update as it were…

    Off to see the Wizard… ah – Director’s icon.

  • 7. Kevin O'Hara  |  May 19th, 2007 at 2:47 pm

    I use my Intel Mac and Director to develop voice-narrated movies. These movies are a combination of slides, graphics/pictures, background music, sound effects, videos and animation. They generaly last 30-40 minutes, with files sizes in excess of 200 Mb. I present these voice-narrated movies to schools, clubs and special events (including the Star Trek convention).

    I am looking forward to an MacIntel version of Director. I am definitely looking for high definition version (16:9, 1080P) with 5:1/6:1 sound plus subwoofer. I would like handle 3D content, including animation. Inputs from Photoshop CS3, MAYA, and Premiere or Final Cut, several graphic and sound formats. I still use Lingo, so any improvement there would be helpful.

    Kevin O’Hara

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