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.