Apps that WON'T work on Leopard

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alFR

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I thought it might be useful to compile a list of apps we know won't work on Leopard (in case there are any mission-critical apps people need that won't work) and details of when updates are due (if known). The list so far is on MacRumors Guides here (thanks to BigAndy). Please add further updates there as well as posting in the thread (preferably if you have confirmed directly with the developer regarding compatibility and an expected fix date, if any). Thanks!

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ASTRX

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My main concern is VMWare Fusion, if its not stable enough, I would have to wait to upgrade.
 

saltyzoo

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Forgive the stupid question by an OS X newb, but why would an app stop working on Leopard? Are Apples OS's not backward compatible?
 

R.Youden

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Apparently Google Earth doesn't work in Leopard but that is only what I have heard via word of mouth, nothing official yet.

Oh and Papers, they have some minor issues with Leopard and they are fixing it in 1.5
 

richard.mac

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no most apps will work in leopard its just that some apps atm rely on the OS version to be 10.4... if the app doesnt understand the version number 10.5 it wont work. most apps just work and dont have to worry about the version number of the OS.
 

superleccy

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Forgive the stupid question by an OS X newb, but why would an app stop working on Leopard? Are Apples OS's not backward compatible?
Apple's OSs are backwards compatible. However, sometimes OS upgrades do cause problems for individual applications. Developers are normally pretty quick to issue fixes tho.

For this reason, some people will probably hold back a month or so before upgrading.

SL
 

Chupa Chupa

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There is no Classic/OS 9 support in Leopard, so Classic apps will no work even on PPC Macs.
 

PhatBoyG

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My main concern is VMWare Fusion, if its not stable enough, I would have to wait to upgrade.
Right on. I noticed beta 1.1 on their sites says "improved operation under Leopard" so there must be at least one or two issues they are working out.

Hopefully they'll ship a 1.1 update by the end of the week or I'll be waiting on Leopard for a few days...
 

richard.mac

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Being a somewhat MAC newb myself, will all PPC apps stop working with Leopard?
no, leopard is fully universal so it supports intel and PPC apps. classic enables the use of OS 9 apps in OS X. intel machines cannot use classic so when apple made tiger on intel they dropped classic. Leopard now drops classic for intel and PPC macs.
 

mkrishnan

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I don't know how the deprecation of the Cocoa-Java bridge will ultimately play out, but hopefully the fact that SPSS 16 was written using Java to facilitate cross-platform will mean that, for once, SPSS will not take six months after the new OS comes out to find some way to make their software work on it. :rolleyes:
 

FF_productions

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any word on Parallels?
Apparently they've been using the Leopard beta and it works pretty well with Parallels (the people at parallels).

As with every single OS release in the history of computers, wait a little while for developers to make sure that the apps you truly rely on (or even make a living on) will be 100 percent compatible with the new OS.
 

dr_lha

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Apparently Cisco's VPN client will not work with Leopard, meaning anyone who relies on that will have to wait for Cisco to release an update.

EDIT: On further consideration, this might not be true. My University posted a warning that the VPN client wouldn't work with Leopard (just as the old version didn't work with Tiger), but they have removed that warning from their site now.
 

alFR

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Updated the list in the first post with other apps people have mentioned. Keep 'em coming!
 

Moof1904

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FileMaker Pro-"FileMaker does not recommend the use of FileMaker 9 products on computers running Mac OS X Leopard"
I'm sure FileMaker will release a new version with Leopard support and three other marginally useful features and call it a full version release and sell it for $500.
 

wordmunger

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adobe will be releasing an update to make photoshop compatible with leopard.
Hmmmm...

Maybe this is why they've been holding off releasing Photoshop Elements 5 for the Mac? Maybe we'll finally get an Elements that doesn't require Rosetta. Hey, I can dream, can't I?
 
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