MACWORLD reports that Apple's recent Mac OS 10.4.8 update has boosted the speed of Photoshop CS2 by 34-36% on some Intel-based Macs, including the 15-inch MacBook Pro. Photoshop CS2 is not yet a universal binary application, meaning it must run under the Rosetta emulation mode on Intel-based Macs. Microsoft Word, which also is not yet a universal binary application, is also faster with OS 10.4.8, although the speed increase is more modest.

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