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Question about compatibility?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by mushtama, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. mushtama, Jul 24, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2012

    macrumors member

    #1
    Hi guys, I have a 2011 MBP running SL so i know that ML will work on my mac. My issue is with my external HDD - when Lion was released, I understand that there was a problem with many external HDD not being able to run on Lion - hence I didn't upgrade. The last thing I want to do is upgrade the OS and find that my time machine backup doesn't work. I've had a look on the iomega website and it says that the HDD works on OS 10.4 - 10.6 or higher, so I'm right in thinking it will work on ML?

    http://go.iomega.com/en/products/ex...estige-usb-3/?partner=4735#tech_specsItem_tab

    I've also got a samsung printer, and on the samsung website is says that you need OS 10.3 - 10.6; so I'm guessing that's not going to work with ML.

    http://www.samsung.com/uk/consumer/print-solutions/print-solutions/mono-printers/ML-3310ND/SEE-spec

    Finally, will Office 2011 work on ML? I'm a broke student (spent all my money on apple products :/) so I'm trying to get away with not spending any money whilst keeping current on the OS.

    Should I go for the upgrade and hope for the best? Or is it worth me investing in up-to-date peripherals. I added the links in for you lot to have a look as you're all probably much more technologically advanced than me.
     
  2. macrumors regular

    #2
    Sorry. I'm running ML and your post does not show up.
     
  3. macrumors member

    #3
    Thanks for your help.

    Can anyone give me some advice please? Really would like to upgrade without everything messing up.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Winter Charm

    #4
    Hi. I think I can help you.

    This website has a list of compatible applications.

    http://roaringapps.com/apps:table

    Basically, type in any applications that are important to you, and run a search.
    I've done some of the work for you :)

    :D - Office works in ML! - :D
    http://roaringapps.com/app:4677

    You can use the first link to search for any other apps you absolutely MUST have before you upgrade.

    Cheers :) and happy upgrading!
     
  5. macrumors member

    #5
    Thanks! I don't really have any apps on my laptop except for some Nikon software and Office really. I was mainly worried about my external HDD and printer not working with it. However I have decided to upgrade so hopefully everything goes ok! Looking forward to messages and dictation :D
     

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