I've got the original MacPro, 2 x 2 GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon with 8 GB RAM. It's got a 64-bit processor (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3696?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US), but only a 32-bit EFI. It's officially unsupported with Mountain Lion, but am wondering how well it'll run the main CS6 apps (photoshop, fireworks, illustrator, flash, indesign) if at all? inb4 "buy a new computer"
Perhaps someone with this machine can confirm or deny CS6 support?
Called Adobe, they weren't able to verify specific setups like this. However, all non-video apps all work on 32-bit anyhow, so I should be good for what I intend to use.
Will keep this open/unanswered until either I can confirm by purchasing it myself or if someone else has the same setup can verify.
There's quite a few apps in the Creative Cloud. Time consuming task to download, install, test, uninstall while not messing with the current suite of Adobe apps I have on my primary work machine. Have to admit, downloading Adobe trials hasn't always been the smoothest process as far as clean uninstalls w/o breaking shared resources.
Would be handy if someone did all this for me
You have quite specific requirements.
You'll get definitive answers on your own system within a couple of days if you just download one app (say the one you'll use the most) and try it out.
Best of luck.
Unable to get a for-sure answer, I just bought in and got Creative Clound. CS6 apps are all quite a bit different and have very unique sets of requirements (not to mention UI... but that's a different discussion), so testing one isn't a good test of all.
On my system, Photoshop gives a video card warning (GeForce 7300), I think I lose some fancy animations or previews, no big deal. Premier and other "requires 64-bit" apps seemed to work ok... slow but functional. Good enough for me.