IMac Intel Core Duo - what software works and what doesn't???

So I decided to start this post/topic to get feedback from everyone who uses their Intel based iMac for all different reasons and all the various sortware that people use. This includes software, games, freeware and such.
Here's my 2 cents:
Adobe CS2 software works fine except for Adobe Version Cue2. In other words, thus far InDesign CS2, Illustrator CS2, Photoshop CS2 and ImageReady CS2 seem to work fine. Probably a bit slower than on the G5's but not noticeably different.
Anyone else have feedback on their software that you use daily???

Toast 7 works brilliant on my iMac Core Duo. A lot
better than my Powerbook G4.
EyeTV 2 is working fine on my Intel Core Duo as well.
I'm new to Mac, and bought an eyetv (PX-TV402U for Mac) with my iMac core duo. However, it doesn't run worth a hoot, can get some channels but lots of snow in picture. I'm sure I read somewhere on Plextor's site about a software issue with new core duo, but can't find it now and can't get a responce from Plextor. You say yours is working fine, is that because you have Toast 7? I'm stumped at the moment. Got any suggestions?

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