Lion Question, Snow Leopard Applications.

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by bencnorden, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

    Dec 26, 2010
    England, Brighton
    Okay I'm using the Lion Developers preview, all legit. When I try and open applications that I've moved from the Snow Leopard partition to Lion I just get a error telling me that the app could not be opened as it is not compatible. This happens with Apple products such as iWork and iLife, but some third party apps still work! Obviously this is not surprising and will doubtless be fixed, but will the whole OS be updated to be able to run these apps or will we have to upgrade applications separately in order to be able to run them :)
    Cheers x
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    That depends on the applications. Some applications broke in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard for example, and shortly after 10.6 became publicly available at the end of August 2009, developers released updates for their Leopard compatible software to make it also run in Snow Leopard.
    When Lion is finally released, it will have less incompatible applications anyway, as many developers and non-developers are testing 10.7 right now.
  3. macrumors 68040


    Jul 31, 2005
    You don't move apps from one partition with one OS to another partition with a different OS. Ain't gonna work. Instead, reinstall iWork/iLife using the supplied DVDs.

    On mine, I've yet to find a single app that is "not compatible" with DP2.

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